THE BEGINNING OF THE END OR MAYBE THE BEGINNING. HOSPICE CARE – WHAT IT IS, WHAT IT MEANS.

Well, the call finally came, “Ms. Reaves, we’d like to re-evaluate your Mother.  She has lost more of her core function and we think she might be a candidate for Hospice care.” Here’s the thing, dear reader,  I thought Mom was already a candidate for hospice but she wasn’t’ approved the first time she was

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IN HOME CARE – BE WARY, BE INFORMED

It’s a good news/bad news scenario.  The good news, you have enough money to have in-home care.  The bad news, it’s implementation time — finding the right company or person.  This is a slippery slope — especially in South Florida. Most of us reading this article have never dealt with caregivers —for ourselves or other

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Boring But Useful: Medicare/Medicaid – They Sound Alike But Are Very Different

BORING BUT USEFUL: MEDICARE – MEDICAID — THEY SOUND ALIKE BUT ARE VERY DIFFERENT Many of us think if we’re eligible for Medicare then we’re also eligible for Medicaid — although very few of us understand the difference.  I am going to attempt to explain that difference without putting you to sleep. MEDICARE: Medicare is

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The Emotional Toll

NOTHING prepares you for your parents aging. Our company can assist with the financial scams and pitfalls but you’re the one who has to watch Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandad age and weaken. It’s heart wrenching! I write this column as a daughter who has a demented mother (87) and a weakened , non-driving father

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