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Senior Homes Risking Foreclosure

November 8, 2011

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Sunrise Senior Living is a great establishment. It is strictly private-pay, but allows dignity and movement for its residents. However, as a profit-driven company, the vicissitudes of the marketplace are not kept from its doors. Specifically, there is a recent push to lower overhead and to modify mortgage loans. Not in a bad way, just […]

Christine Axsmith, Esq.

December 14, 2010

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For foreclosure, real estate and elder law legal help, call Christine Axsmith at Axsmith Law. See Axsmith Law website at www.axsmith.net The FTC has lots of foreclosure information, foreclosure prevention information, and foreclosure scam information that has been particularly helpful in stopping foreclosures in Washington DC and Maryland.

Community Spouse Resource Allowance

November 24, 2010

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  The Community Spouse’s Resource Allowance are monies that the government must reserve for the wife or husband of an elderly or disabled person who is in a facility such as a nursing home or hospital.   This is because institutionalization can wipe out the assets of married people, including the non-disabled spouse.   In […]

Dementia and Money

November 18, 2010

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When your elderly relative begins to develop dementia, and is foggy on matters involving medical issues, money, or legal matters, sometimes it is contingent upon you to file to become a guardian.   This will involve going to court, and proving that the senior is incapacitated, and not competent to handle their affairs. This involves […]

Anticoagulant Therapy

November 11, 2010

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Anticoagulant therapy, or blood thinning medication helps to slow the rate of blood clotting in elderly people. Many seniors suffer from deep vein thrombosis and atrial fibrillation. Sometimes blood in an elderly person’s heart can clot and this is especially serious when a senior has a heart valve replacement. The anticoagulant helps to prevent clotting. […]

Living Wills

November 11, 2010

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A Living Will elucidates your wishes if you become unable to communicate your desires in regards to medical treatment. If you hava a friend or relative who you trust to represent you in case of such an issue, a Health Care Proxy is what you draft to choose that medical representative.   The Living Will […]

Watch Out for Dehydration

November 9, 2010

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Dehydration is a big source of medical problems in our senior citizens. They have less water content in the body than younger people and, because of poor side effects of diuretics and other medications, as well as complications from pneumonia, heat exhaustion, constipation, dizziness or fever, they are at risk for dehydration more than other […]