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DNR Orders: Understanding Do Not Resuscitate Orders

A Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order is a medical order that instructs healthcare providers not to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a patient in the event of cardiac arrest. DNR orders are typically requested by patients or their families when the patient has a terminal illness or is otherwise nearing the end of their life.

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What to Know About Being a Health Care Proxy

When you assume the role of the health care proxy of a loved one, you make crucial medical decisions on their behalf. If your loved one becomes incapacitated and cannot communicate with health care providers, you are responsible for ensuring health care providers respect their preferences for care.

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Affordable Housing Options for Low-Income Older Adults

Safe housing that meets older adults’ needs is essential to healthy aging in communities. Many seniors with low, fixed incomes struggle to balance housing expenses with the costs of health care, transportation, and groceries. Finding inexpensive, safe, and accessible housing can be challenging. However, several affordable housing options are available for older people with low incomes.

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Family Limited Partnerships: A Guide to Estate Planning

If you're looking for a way to protect your family's wealth for generations to come, a family limited partnership (FLP) may be the solution you need. An FLP is a type of business structure that allows family members to pool their assets together while gaining certain tax and financial benefits. In this article, we'll take a closer look at what an FLP is, how it works, and how it can benefit your family's estate planning.

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Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements: What You Need to Know

When it comes to marriage, many couples are hesitant to discuss the possibility of divorce. But the reality is, divorce happens and it's important to be prepared for the worst-case scenario. One way to do this is by entering into a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.

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ESTATE PLANNING TIPS THAT COUPLES SHOULD CONSIDER

Estate planning is an essential process that every couple should undertake to ensure their assets are distributed according to their wishes after they pass away. It involves creating a comprehensive plan that outlines how your assets will be managed, maintained, and distributed to your beneficiaries. Here are some tips of estate planning that every couple should consider:

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Study: Certain Social Risks May Cause Early Death in Seniors

Using survey data from more than 8,000 adults aged 65 and older, researchers have identified eight social factors that may lead to early death in older adults. As part of the study, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of California, San Francisco, developed a tool called the Social Frailty Index to examine factors that predict mortality, including age, gender, and medical conditions, as well as social characteristics.

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Living Trust vs. Irrevocable Trust: What’s the Difference?

Trusts can be useful tools to protect your assets, save on estate taxes, or set aside money for a family member. But before you commit to adding a trust to your estate plan, make sure you understand the differences between revocable (also called "living") and irrevocable trusts, because each offers advantages and disadvantages, depending on their purpose.

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When Should I Include a Pour Over Will in My Estate Plan?

Know when to toilet train. Look for these two signs that your child is ready to use the potty: They sense the urge to pee and poop (this is different from knowing that they've already gone), and they ask for a diaper change.

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TRUSTS REVIEW

As you begin the estate planning process, creating a trust is an excellent way to protect your assets and ensure their smooth transition to your loved ones. However, simply creating a trust is not enough. To ensure that your trust remains effective and meets your needs, it's essential to review it periodically.

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