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News Sources: ThinkAdvisor, 4 Signs your Client is Ready for a Roth IRA Conversion Morningstar, The ABCs of Estate Planning for IRAs Under the Secure Act Financial Advisor, Gray Divorce and Avoiding Retirement Ruin Health Affairs, Care for Elders, Prices and More (September 2021 issue) KHN, Telehealth’s Limits: Battle Over State Lines and Licensing Threatens […]

Divorce is one of the most aggressive Medicaid planning tools. Divorce should not be approached lightly and should not be attempted without an attorney. Most Medicaid plans can be completed without the necessity of divorce. Even when divorce appears to be the answer, a simpler procedure, commonly known as a “Catholic divorce” (e.g., an action […]

On September 1, 2021, the Administration for Community LIving posted a guest blog titled “BE WITH: Combating Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Suicide Risk. The blog post describes “how one project is helping build capacity within the aging network to help address social isolation and loneliness and prevent suicide amongst older adults.” Contributors include Laura Shannonhouse, […]

Ed Asner died on August 29, 2021. He is most well known for playing Lou Grant, but my personal favorite was his voice in the movie “Up.” America will miss you Mr. Asner. New York Times |  Wikipedia. Selected stories from Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4390: Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will likely […]

As you plan for your future, there are steps you can take to make life easier for yourself and your loved ones. Here are a few to consider: Issue Yes No N/A Do you have a financial power of attorney? If so, is it broad enough to address issues such as retirement accounts, stocks, and […]

National Institutes of Health: The Amazing Brain: A Sharper Image of the Pyramidal Tract Administration for Community Living: DOL announced an alliance with AAAED to promote people with disabilities in the national organization’s workplace equity efforts Webinars from National Paralysis Center Volunteer and Advocacy Opportunities, Wednesday, August 18 Virtual Support Groups, August 26th National Consumer […]

In 2021, the life-time estate and gift tax exemption is $11.7 million per donee (dead person or giftor). The exemption is scheduled to roll back to pre-2018 levels in 2026 unless extended by Congress. IRS Notice IR-2019-189 accompanied final regulations known as Anti-Claw Back regulations. These regulations essentially state that if you make a gift […]

National Health Center Week is August 8-14 The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reported: Best Practices for Safe Vaccine Administration in Nursing Homes Validation of an electronic trigger to measure missed diagnosis of stroke in emergency departments The National Institutes of Health reported: Cellular defect found in inherited and sporadic ALS The Amazing […]

My parents sent me this message in an email and I thought it was worth sharing: As we were reading last night with your brother in John chapter 11, we started thinking of the number of minutes in a day, and then that led into the number of days we have lived. Psalm 139:15-16 (ASV) […]

The “August” 2021 issue of Alzheimer’s Today (Vol. 16, Number 1), includes an article titled “A guide to Creating a Dementia-Friendly Home.” The article states that most homes are built for young, active, individuals, .. not for the changing needs of older adults. “Dementia-friendly design is about creating a living space that improves the well-being […]

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