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Most older pedestrians are unable to cross the road in time | Health, Medical, and Science Updates

June 14, 2012

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This article speaks of a very real danger for those older Americans living in urban areas. Staying active as we age is important for good health and walking is easy and inexpensive.  What happens when we lose confidence that we can walk around our neighborhood safely?  Fear becomes a real adversary as we grow older, we worry about losing independence, […]

Senators push for informed consent before nursing homes use antipychotic drugs – Boston Medical News – White Coat Notes – Boston.com

May 31, 2012

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By Kay Lazar, Globe Staff Three US senators are ratcheting up a campaign to slash the misuse of powerful sedatives, known as antipsychotics, in the nation’s nursing homes. The three — Senators Herb Kohl, D-Wis., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. — have filed a proposal that would require federal regulators to issue standardized […]

If your parents can’t pay their bills you may have to!

May 28, 2012

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Does your State have a filial support law?  If it does then you may be forced to pay for the nursing home bills of your parents.  It is my understanding that these laws have not been used on a regular basis but with some recent court decisions that may change. I recommend checking out the […]

State of Texas Legal Planning: Questions and Answers

May 27, 2012

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The State of Texas posts this information in relation to Alzheimer’s Disease but I post it for your use as you see fit.  I do recommend using an attorney that understands the issues that are particular to you and links are posted below. via Legal Planning: Questions and Answers. Legal Planning: Questions and Answers Why is advance planning […]