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Thursday November 29th, 2012

Wills and living trusts: In the event of your death

The need to protect your partner is a key reason to get your financial papers in order. You will want to be sure that he or she is not left high and dry, especially if you are living with someone without being married. Inheritance laws do not acknowledge unmarried couples; thus, you must specifically stipulate your wishes regarding your house or other assets. This is particularly true for same-sex partners because surviving family members may not be aware of the partnership or may be unwilling to respect the union.
Wednesday November 28th, 2012

Veterans Garden Dedication

November 12, 2012 was a special day on the Hospice & Palliative CareCenter campus in Winston-Salem as we had a wonderful dedication ceremony of our new Wells Fargo Veterans Garden, built by donations from the community. The Veterans Garden was specially designed to be a place for Hospice patients and families to reflect, remember and be honored.
Wednesday November 21st, 2012

Tips for Medicare Open Enrollment

October 15 through December 7 is the Medicare open enrollment period. This is the time of year when seniors can change their coverage for Medicare Parts C and D. Part D is prescription insurance. Part C involves Medicare "Advantage" plans. These plans provide coverage through special provider networks, for example, an HMO. You'll find a quick description of Medicare Plans in our November 2011 newsletter.
Monday November 12th, 2012

Solutions to hearing loss

Hearing loss is common among older adults. But many elders resist talking about it. Frequently, they think there are no good options for correcting the problem. In fact, there are more options than ever. The current generation of hearing aids bears little resemblance to those of old.
Friday November 2nd, 2012

Circular Fall 2012

The Fall 2012 Circular Issue contains:  A Gift That Will be a Cherished Keepsake, Remembering Helps Healing, A Message from the CEO, A Family time - A Family gift, 10 Suggestons for a More Meaningful Holiday Season, Charles Hauser's Vision - Serving People, A Brighter Holiday - Helping Hospice Patients and Families in Need, Cowboy Boots & Golf Shoes?, Bermuda Run . . . A Legacy of Support, and much more. Click here to read the Fall Circular 2012.
Wednesday October 31st, 2012

Important Decisions: Financial and Health Care Planning

Death and dying are not topics we talk about easily in our culture. As a general rule, in fact, we avoid them, almost as if to talk about them would bring on a premature demise. As a result, many families are unaware of their loved one's wishes at the end of life and are faced with making difficult decisions. This can lead to family discord and can make a trying situation even harder than it already is.
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Wednesday October 24th, 2012

Talking with Dad about his hearing loss

Hearing loss affects 50% of people over age 85, most commonly men. Poor hearing diminishes quality of life. It may bring on frustration in daily interactions with others. It can even be at the root of withdrawal from social activities. Hearing loss also carries risk, because your relative may not notice a shouted warning or may misunderstand a doctor's instructions.
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Wednesday October 10th, 2012

Sage advice from elders

What makes life worth living? Who knows better than those who have done a lot of living: older adults. The "Legacy Project" is gathering "lessons for living from the wisest Americans." Since 2004, this Cornell University research project has asked some 1,500 elders for insights for "surviving and thriving" in life.