Archive for the ‘Poll’ Category

NASGA Poll Results

November 1, 2009

“What do you think is the biggest category of financial abusers of the elderly?”

The results put guardians/conservators at the top of the list, followed closely by family members.

Guardians/Conservators: 51%
Family Members: 47%
Attorneys: 44%
Financial Advisors: 12%
Scammers: 9%
Other: 8%

NASGA Poll Results Are In!

September 6, 2009

If a person becomes completely incapacitated and has no advanced directives regarding his/her healthcare, should the law presume that the person wants to live, even if being kept alive through a feeding tube?

Yes, wants to live
41 (51%)

Yes, family members should decide
49 (62%)

No, wants to die
9 (11%)

No, the court should decide
5 (6%)

Unsure
3 (3%)

Thank you for voting!

Seniors Defend Medicare

August 7, 2009
One of the largest spending cuts Congress could rely on to pay for an overhaul of the nation’s health care system comes from a Medicare program President Obama has called a “wasteful” subsidy for the health insurance industry.

Debate over Medicare Advantage, which has 10.2 million enrollees — about one-fifth of all Medicare participants — illustrates a broader struggle Congress and Obama face as they look for ways to pay for a $1 trillion overhaul of health care without raising taxes on the middle class or compromising care.

It has raised concerns among some seniors who might have to pay more for the program or enroll in regular Medicare instead.

A Gallup Poll found only 20% of Americans over 65 say an overhaul will improve their health care — the lowest showing of three age groups.

Full Article and Source:
Seniors defend Medicare plan Obama calls ‘wasteful’

More information:
Seniors Most Skeptical of Healthcare Reform

>Helping Your Aging Parents

July 18, 2009

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Some 41 percent of baby boomers with a living parent are helping to care for them, according to a recent USA Today/ABC News/Gallup Poll, and nearly half of those who aren’t worry about being able to do so in the future.

The price tag isn’t cheap: MetLife says the average price for in-home non medical help runs about $20 an hour, an assisted-living residence costs roughly $36,000 a year, and a private room in a nursing home goes for over $77,000 annually.

But you can help aging parents get the assistance they need without burning through family finances.

1. Have the Conversation

2. Get the Right Help

3. What to do if your parents are less independent — and how to pay for it

4. How to Save Money

5. How to deal with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

6. Find out the financial documents and medication information you need from your parents

Full Article and Source:
How to Help Your Aging Parents Without Going Broke

Helping Your Aging Parents

July 18, 2009
Some 41 percent of baby boomers with a living parent are helping to care for them, according to a recent USA Today/ABC News/Gallup Poll, and nearly half of those who aren’t worry about being able to do so in the future.

The price tag isn’t cheap: MetLife says the average price for in-home non medical help runs about $20 an hour, an assisted-living residence costs roughly $36,000 a year, and a private room in a nursing home goes for over $77,000 annually.

But you can help aging parents get the assistance they need without burning through family finances.

1. Have the Conversation

2. Get the Right Help

3. What to do if your parents are less independent — and how to pay for it

4. How to Save Money

5. How to deal with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

6. Find out the financial documents and medication information you need from your parents

Full Article and Source:
How to Help Your Aging Parents Without Going Broke

>Federal Government Intervention

July 3, 2009

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Federal Government Intervention

July 3, 2009

Federal Government Intervention

July 3, 2009

Hearsay as Evidence

April 1, 2009

>Hearsay as Evidence

April 1, 2009

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