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Advance Directives

Advance Directives: What Nursing Facility Residents Need to Know (PDF)

25 Suggested Topics to Discuss With Your Health Care Agent (PDF)

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease Booklet (PDF)

Caring for Someone With Alzheimer's ... Real-World Strategies That Work! (PDF)

Coping With Alzheimer's: Helpful Hints for Caregivers in the Home (PDF)

Safe Return for Victims of Alzheimer's (PDF)

Assessment

Assessing the Situation (PDF)

Checking Legal Issues (PDF)

Communicating With Health Professionals (PDF)

Asset Protection

10 Asset Protection Planning Mistakes (PDF)

Ladybird Deeds

Joint Accounts Are Almost Always a Bad Thing (PDF)

Questions and Answers About Protecting Your Assets from the Nursing Home (PDF)

Scam Alert (PDF)

The Pitfalls Of Giving Away Your Home (PDF)

Elder Care and Caregiving

10 Tips for Choosing a Caregiver for an Elder (PDF)

Adult Day Care - an Alternative to Nursing Home Placement (PDF)

Balancing Work and Caregiving (PDF)

Community Services to Meet Changing Needs (PDF)

Dealing With Long-Distance Issues (PDF)

Driving and Transportation (PDF)

Getting the Facts on Palliative Care (PDF)

Glossary of Elder Care Terms (PDF)

Involving Others (PDF)

Providing Hands-On Care (PDF)

So Far Away: 20 Questions For Long-Distance Caregivers (PDF)

Elder Law and Estate Planning

Longevity Planning (PDF)

The Question Everyone Asks (PDF)

What Is Elder Law? (PDF)

Choosing a Life Insurance Policy (PDF)

Understanding and Using Powers of Attorney (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions About Powers of Attorney (PDF)

What You Should Do With Your Estate Planning Documents (PDF)

The Jolly Testator Who Makes His Own Will (PDF)

End of Life

Beginning the Conversation About the End of Life (PDF)

Dealing With Pain at the End of Life (PDF)

Funerals: A Consumer's Guide (PDF)

Getting the Facts About Hospice (PDF)

Managing Symptoms at the End of Life (PDF)

Spiritual Concerns at the End of Life (PDF)

Health Care

Your Guide to Choosing Quality Health Care

Choosing a Health Plan

Choosing a Doctor

Choosing Treatments

Choosing a Hospital

Health Information on the Internet

Life Care Planning

Long-Term Care

Choosing Long-Term Care - A Guide for People With Medicare (PDF)

Having the Conversation About Long-Term Care (PDF)

Long-Term Care Planning

Long-Term Care: Where AARP Stands (PDF)

Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-Term Care Insurance: Tips to Help You Decide (PDF)

Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance (PDF)

No Long-Term Care Insurance? Uh-Oh (PDF)

Medicaid

Medicaid Law Changes Enacted (PDF)

Medicaid Myths (PDF)

2008 Part D Coverage - Major Changes Are Coming (PDF)

Medicare Part D Modest in Its Aid (PDF)

Increase in Medicare Rates (PDF)

Nursing Home

Choosing and Paying for Nursing Home Care (PDF)

Making the Transition to Nursing Facility Life (PDF)

Michigan Nursing Home Guide

Tips on Visiting Friends and Relatives in Nursing Homes (PDF)

When a Loved one Enters a Nursing Facility: Family Questions in the First 30 Days (PDF)

Senior Housing

Assessing Housing Options (PDF)

Assisted Living: Asking the Right Questions (PDF)

Assisted Living: Weighing the Options (PDF)

Home Repair and Universal Design (PDF)

How Well Does Your Home Meet Your Needs? (PDF)

Planning Ahead: A Consumer's Guide to Assisted Living Facilities (PDF)

Senior Housing Guide (PDF)

Special Needs Trust

You Are a Trustee of a Special Needs Trust: What Do You Do Now? (PDF)

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