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The records conveying your final wishes for care and asset management are called powers-of-attorney documents, and these entrust an appointed person to act on your behalf when you are no longer able to. But when it comes to actually using those documents at the time of a healthcare crisis, clear and powerful documents are just the beginning.

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Elderly man confused by his checklist

Famous for starring in shows like Animal Adventures, Voices for Wildlife, and Into the Wild, Jack Hanna, suffering from dementia has decided to retire. Known as "Jungle" Jack, he left the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, where he served as director, then director emeritus, for 42 years in December 2020.

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The federal estate tax exemption allowance seems to be at risk of being reduced, and so it may be a good idea to reevaluate your estate plan. Senate Democrats are proposing to lower the current estate tax exemption from $11.7 million to $3.5 million for individuals and $23.4 million to $7 million for couples. Whether this particular Congressional bill will ...

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In these times, it is important to keep a physical distance to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Call or email us to find out how we can help you complete your estate plan without taking a single step outside your safe home. Formerly, most states required that important legal documents must be signed in person.

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Britney Spears started her career with the Mickey Mouse Club at the tender age of eight. Later, when she was in her twenties, she was reported as having a bit of an emotional melt-down and ended up spending some time in an institution.

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It is a tragedy that 45 percent of older Americans are having problems meeting their basic obligations. Many of these older adults must routinely shuffle their available resources in an attempt to keep quality health care, a roof over their heads, lighting, heating and air conditioning, cash resources for food and medicine, and other life basics. Living paycheck to paycheck ...

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At some point in your life, a family member or friend may request you be their power of attorney. Your person may be planning for when they might become unable to take care of their affairs. For example, they might become disabled or incapacitated, and they would need a trusted person to step in and manage for them. This is ...

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One out of five seniors who fall is prone to getting a serious injury, such as a head injury or a broken bone, according to reports by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Injuries of this sort can make life difficult for an older person to do everyday activities or live on their own. Half of the time, when ...

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You shouldn’t. It is crucial to give legal authority to a person of your choice, to care for your children if anything should happen to you. You don’t want your children to become wards of the court, or to be delivered to a family member you don’t like. Second, the cost to you at the front end (now) is much ...

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