Should Elder Care Facilities Re-Open? Not Yet

Should Elder Care Facilities Re-Open? Not Yet

As many state officials now begin to ease current Covid-19 restrictions, the May 10th Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is considering likewise for nursing-home residents and their families. Since March 13,...
Consider COVID-19 in Your Health Care Power of Attorney

Consider COVID-19 in Your Health Care Power of Attorney

In this COVID-19 pandemic, a difficult question especially demands an answer: if you or someone you love is taken down into life-threatening illness, how far would you want extreme life-prolonging measures to be tried? For us who are particularly vulnerable – seniors,...
COVID-19 is Taking a Toll on Social Security Funding

COVID-19 is Taking a Toll on Social Security Funding

The US Social Security Administrations funding trusts are known as the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) Trust Fund and the Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund. In their 2019 annual report to Congress, the Board of Trustees released some startling detail about...
Tips for Staying Mentally Sound During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tips for Staying Mentally Sound During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Many of us are facing unprecedented challenges during this coronavirus crisis in America, and it has increased anxiety and fear levels in all of us. The reactive part of your brain called the amygdala, a human physiological response when faced with fear, takes control...