Before You Buy or Sell Your Home

man doing termite inspection webA crucial part of a house transaction is the inspection. There are a number of standard issues to review. Using a certified inspector will help ensure the property is cleared of any problems. Knowing that the home has been inspected and cleared of any of these issues will ensure a smooth sales transactions and give the homeowner peace of mind that their home is safe and protected.

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Medicaid – With “Gift & Annuity” You Don’t Have to Wait Five Years

legal size paper adj webNursing homes cost over $125,000 a year. Medicare and health insurance don’t pay for this. Fortunately, Medicaid does. But impoverishment is the price of admission into the Medicaid program. While most spend themselves broke, a savvy few manage to qualify for Medicaid without forfeiting their estate. One way for single clients to do that is with the “gift & annuity” strategy.

Under gift & annuity, a person gifts a substantial portion of their estate – typically about half of their assets - outright or into a trust. At the same time, the remaining assets are converted into an income stream via purchase of a Single Premium Immediate Annuity, or “SPIA.”

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Reducing Your Risk of Falls

fall prevention webAs we age, our risk of experiencing a serious fall increases. Each year, one in three adults suffer a fall, many of which result in serious injury, hospitalization, nursing home admission, or even death. Falls can happen due to changes that occur with normal aging such as stiff joints, muscle weakness, and slower reaction times. Falls can also be caused by medical conditions and/or the use of certain medications. Additionally, a high number of falls are the result of dangers found within the home.

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Big Band and Swing Era

glenn miller webBig Band and Swing Music
Big band music is simply music played by a big band, which is typically an ensemble of a dozen or more musicians with the melody carried by woodwinds (sax, clarinet) and brass (trumpet, trombone), a piano and a rhythm section of bass and drums.
Swing is a form of jazz with a heavy emphasis on danceable rhythms. By the late 30’s/early 40’s it had become the dominant style of Western popular music.

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Wound Care Centers Can Help You Heal Faster, Feel Better Sooner

hyperbaric chamber webMany older adults find that simple cuts and bruises take much longer to heal than they did in the past. Even more problematic, some individuals have wounds that never heal completely. Compromised immune systems, decreased skin elasticity and less fat underlying the skin all contribute to increased wounds and slower healing time as we age, said Steven Bowers, DO, Network Medical Director, St. Luke’s Wound Management. Although it’s common for healing to take longer as we grow older, significantly slower-healing or non-healing wounds pose a serious threat to the health of the patient.

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Family-owned, Family-involved

Leader Family 2018 Final webThese four words characterize the Leader family’s role in the senior living profession for more than 55 years. This summer, the third generation of our family in the person of Meredith Janeczek Mills, granddaughter of Country Meadows founders George M. and Mary Jane Leader, has taken on a senior leadership position in the company—chief operating officer. Meredith has a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Penn State and has served as a campus executive director, regional marketing director and, prior to her promotion, vice president of Strategic Planning.

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