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If you pay relatives to provide care, you might want to have a contract

This article is reprinted with permission from the author Irina Shea, a New York Elder Law Attorney. A growing number of seniors are providing a salary or other form of reimbursement to their family members who provide them with personal care. If you’re thinking of doing so, it can be a very good idea to draw up a written contract. …

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7 Must-Know Facts for Your Parent’s Hospital Stay

Every day thousands of our elderly are admitted to hospitals with strokes, heart attacks, hip fractures, dehydration, and infections. One day mom is playing Mahjong with the ladies; the next she is in the hospital. Her life will never be the same. For elders and their families, a hospital admission can be a nightmarish experience, almost a twilight zone to …