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My father has a heart problem and I'm overwhelmed

We spend our entire lives looking up to our parents for their guidance, wisdom and even financial support. When you have a parent in decline, it can be devastating, and you may feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities and difficult decisions you have to make.

House panel endorses changes to Medicaid accounting

A U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce health subcommittee voted 19-13 on Feb. 7 to endorse a bill that may change how Ohio and other states calculate couples' annuities for nursing home benefits. H.R. 181, which went through a detailed review by the panel, was introduced by two Republicans.

How to help an elderly relative with financial planning

With Ohio seniors living longer, fuller lives now than ever before, it can be difficult to know when to step in and help an elderly relative. This is an issue that family members find it is best to tackle before it becomes necessary. If provisions and desires are accounted for ahead of time, the transition could be easier when the time comes.

Determining if a conservatorship is the best option for your aging parent

The world is changing fast, and the elderly are one of the most highly targeted population groups when it comes to those who try to manipulate them financially. Medical decisions are difficult as well. Particularly, with the advancement of medical science treatment options for various medical ailments that simply were not an option a few decades ago. For some seniors, the constant flooding of new information can be overwhelming, especially for those who suffer from a specific weakness or illness, including dementia. One way many families seek to protect aging parents who may be vulnerable, but not necessarily incompetent, is to seek a conservator for that parent.

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