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  • Medicaid Changes to Affect Seniors

    Because health care – particularly long term care – can be expensive for elders and others with special needs, it is critical that anyone looking for Medicaid qualification take action before June 14, 2011.  As a geriatric care manager,...

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  • Summer Visits for a Senior Care Check-up

    In this posting, I have invited Julie Northcutt, President of Caregiverlist.com, a company that uses new technology to deliver objective and comprehensive information and helps families select the right senior care.  I have asked her to talk to us...

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  • Making Home into a Gym

    I have written in other postings about how “staying active” can be tremendously important for older adults or others with special needs.  Everyone – no matter what their age – can be active, and it does not even require...

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  • Geriatric Care Management is Catching On

    We may not be hearing QUITE as much about health care reform of late, now that the political debate has quieted.  But as “reform” is being implemented one of its principal cornerstones is the same as that of geriatric...

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  • Special Needs Trusts for Elders and Others

    Legal trusts can help a disabled individual get added help beyond what government programs like Medicaid offer and without sacrificing what these programs do offer.  You may recall Gordon Gault, a Chicago attorney who specializes in trusts, wills and probate...

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  • Hospital Discharge Needs of Elders

    Elders have more health care issues and have more doctors’ office visits and more hospitalizations than their younger counterparts.  Where about one in four 18-44 year olds report no visits to a health care professional in the past year,...

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  • Continued Insights into Guardianship

    I started in my last posting with a Q and A with John Wank, President of the Illinois Guardianship Association.  He continues this second with his answers to our questions in this the second in a three-part series. You are General...

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  • More Insights into Guardianship

    As a geriatric care manager, I work with court-appointed guardians.  You may recall from a blog last December, Caregiver or Guardian, we talked about guardianship.  I had the really good fortune to speak with John Wank, President of the Illinois...

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