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Illinois Expands Access to Virtual Care

Advocacy Update – September 21, 2021 Illinois Expands Access to Virtual Care The National Alliance on Mental Illness/Illinois (NAMI – Illinois) posted the following Healthcare IT News report (July 26, 2021), on their website: https://namiillinois… Read More
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When It's A Child's Turn to Take Care of Mom or Dad: A Caregiver Agreement May Be in Order

As our parents become elderly and infirm, the parent-child relationship is often reversed. Our parents are no longer taking care of us, and now it’s our turn to take care of them. However, many seniors are reluctant to admit that their bodies, or t… Read More
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Categories: Family Caregiving

Estate Planning Reduces Stress During High Anxiety Times

Everyone who lived through September 11, 2001, shares a common experience. Although colored by our individual circumstances, we remember looking at the horrific images of destruction and misery and wondering why this tragedy occurred. Since that fate… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

A Map for Your Family

A will is an essential legal document that describes how your estate should be distributed upon your death. It is the basis for the probate process and can serve as a guide for your heirs. A letter of instruction — which has no legal status — pro… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Aging in Place: A Real Choice

As people age, they may be faced with making the decision as to whether to move out of their existing home where they have raised family. Too often, these homes are not conducive to the physical challenges that elders may face in their advancing year… Read More
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Categories: Family Caregiving

Disaster Preparedness for Alzheimer's Caregivers

People with Alzheimer’s disease can be especially vulnerable during disasters such as severe weather, fires, floods, earthquakes, and other emergency situations. It is important for caregivers to have a disaster plan that includes the special n… Read More
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Five Reasons to Update Your Estate Plan: Wills, Trusts, End-of-Life Documents

As a caregiver, responsible for at least one life other than your own, we hope you are one of the 40 percent of Americans who have at least written a will or created another estate planning document. However, even the best executed estate plan needs… Read More
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Categories: Uncategorized

Bipartisan Medicare Home Health Benefit Bill Has Nursing Homes Upset

By Maya Goldman / August 2, 2021 Medicare beneficiaries could receive post-acute care, including daily living support, at home under a new bill introduced Thursday (July 29) by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Todd Young (R-IN). Home health care advo… Read More
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Categories: Uncategorized

Talking Through Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is complex. A person living with the disease is easily overwhelmed by their surrounding environment. Their speech and behavior may be disorganized and delusional. Concentration is limited and appropriate emotional responses minimal. Com… Read More
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Categories: Family Caregiving

HOW TO CARE FOR A PARENT WITH DEMENTIA

Caring for an aging parent can be challenging, especially if they are suffering from conditions that affect their cognition and behavior, such as dementia. There are instances when parents might resist care from their loved one, and it can be frustra… Read More
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Categories: Family Caregiving

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