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Advance Directives


What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to convey your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time. They provide a way for you to communicate your wishes to family, friends and health care professionals, and...
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Where Are The Medicare/Medicaid Providers?


Publisher's Note: At Texas Seniors' Guides, we receive many calls from seniors having issues finding doctors that will take new medicare patients. We finally decided to write this in hopes that it can, at least, help some that are searching. This article has been updated with the latest list of doctors as posted on the...
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Caring for yourself and your loved one through the Journey of Dementia


If you have ever taken flight, the flight attendant tells you to put on your oxygen mask first before helping others. It makes sense; you cannot help someone if you yourself are in peril. For Caregivers helping someone managing a disease causing dementia, such as Alzheimer’s, this peril comes on slowly. So...
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Caring For a Loved-One Long Distance


The client’s services representative or administrator of the agency should be someone you can count on to keep you informed via email or phone regarding your loved one’s well being. That person should also be willing make frequent unannounced visits to make sure that everything is running smoothly. It is important to have meetings when...
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How to Sabotage Your Retirement Account


If you contribute to a 401(k) or other workplace retirement account, the balance you’ve built up is a tempting source of readily available cash. You can borrow from your account with favorable repayment terms. Under certain circumstances you can qualify for a hardship withdrawal. And when you switch jobs you can simply cash out your...
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