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Tech-savvy baby boomers are increasingly making up America’s aging population. By 2030 all boomers will have hit 65 years of age, accounting for 18 percent of the US population. This demographic is driving significant and lasting challenges as 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day. Aging in place is a significant trend of the boomer population as regulatory and policy ...

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Do-it-yourself projects may be for home improvement, but not for estate planning. It’s just not a good idea. For the plan to work as you would want it to, it should account for plenty of complications. A good plan should protect your spouse and your children from the loss of valuable government benefits if anybody is or becomes disabled.

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Some of the businesses are underway, like storing medical records in the cloud for a fee or using patient forms that have been "anonymized" to create new tools. Some products already cater directly to patients, such as wearable medical devices with monitoring capabilities through the internet of things.

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Currently, 53 million Americans are the primary caregivers for an elderly family member. About 17 percent of the US population is a family caregiver, and most are losing sleep, worrying, losing income, struggling to balance caregiving tasks with their workload and other family responsibilities. These caregivers are often experiencing ill health of their own and putting their well-being at a ...

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Great advice, something your mother would say, right. Nobody really wants to think in advance about accidents or illness. But if no advance planning has been done, and if an elderly parent has broken a hip, say, and is about to be discharged from the hospital, the family must make crucial decisions in a highly stressful situation. There may be ...

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Susceptibility to manipulation from those who will defraud or steal grows as people become more elderly or ill. Targeted attacks on vulnerable older people to exert what attorneys deem "undue influence" constitutes elder abuse. It disrupts the older persons' impulse to provide for loved ones and instead leaves assets to the manipulator.

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A frustrating and expensive, yet pervasive irritant in the relationship between healthcare providers and payors are overpayments made in what can be called the "ordinary course of business" due to mistakes and inadvertence. This recurring pattern can be called the "ordinary course of business"...

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Health care services company DaVita Inc. sued the Embassy of the State of Kuwait in D.C. Federal Court on Monday, accusing it of wrongfully refusing to arbitrate claims that it has withheld more than $5.4 million in payments owed under contracts to provide dialysis services to Kuwaiti citizens in the U.S.

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