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Elizabeth Lunn, Author at Raleigh Estate Planning - NC Legacy Planning

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way-To Probate Court

One day William’s daughter read in an article that a will was not the best way to leave property to heirs. Wills often involve long and expensive court proceedings and there are other, more-efficient ways to pass on savings to family. But William was a person who knew his own mind, and he felt sure […]

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Life After a Dementia Diagnosis

Many elderly people who are diagnosed with dementia are unprepared for future care. Once this type of diagnosis is received, preparing for the future can no longer be avoided. If you or someone you love has received a dementia diagnosis, begin immediately to discuss and seek guidance for future care. For help in implementing the […]

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The Internet of Medical Things

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are looking to the future of the US health care system, and it is projected to be overloaded with seniors needing medical care. In 2010 the US elderly population accounted for about 13 percent of the US population yet accounted for 34 percent of the total health care […]

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Veterans Nursing Homes – VA Releases Internal Rankings

In an unprecedented move furthering transparency within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) it has released the internal rankings of 133 VA nursing homes nationwide. The 5-star ranking system helps veterans and their families to locate the best facility possible in their area. The posted performance ratings are slated to be updated annually and includes: the names […]

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5 Reasons to Become a Tech Savvy Senior

5 Reasons to Become a Tech Savvy SeniorAlthough the “digital divide” is closing, there are still many senior citizens who remain apprehensive about jumping into technology use. However, technology can be a very useful tool in the hands of seniors. Let’s discuss the benefits of becoming a tech savvy senior.   1. Social Connections Technology is an […]

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Avoiding Guardianship

Avoiding GuardianshipWhat is a guardianship? A guardianship is usually defined as a protective legal proceeding for someone who is incapacitated and unable to manage his/her own affairs. Incapacitated means that the elder is no longer able to receive and evaluate information and communicate decisions. This usually applies to the ability to make financial decisions or care-related […]

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Dementia and Driving

Driving and DementiaMany Americans have to hang up their car keys for good due to dementia. There is an increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in the aging US population and it is forcing the hands of caregivers, family, and physicians to ensure getting those impaired off the roads. Cognitive disability […]

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New Medicare Cards

New Medicare CardsThe United States government has started creating new Medicare cards to all Medicare recipients. To help prevent identity theft, these new cards do not have contain your Social Security number. Each person will be assigned a unique identification number, called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). Each MBI will consist of a combination of 11 […]

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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?For most people, maintaining the proper caloric intake and eating a balanced diet will generally ensure an adequate intake of all of the necessary vitamins and minerals. This is not necessarily true for aging seniors – especially those who are in their 80s or older. Vitamin deficiency in these folks […]

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Understanding Palliative Care

Understanding Palliative CarePalliative care is a new trend in medicine to provide comfort for the symptoms of the disease while not directly treating the disease itself. It is being used more and more in hospitals, nursing homes and by home health agencies to support the disease process. It is primarily used for people with severe […]

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