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Eyeglasses Discussed by Cleveland Clinic

Eyeglasses, Cleveland Clinic. Discussion of the types of eyeglasses available to correct vision problems, such as common refractive problems that occur naturally with aging – including: nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Eyeglasses work by focusing light more appropriately on . . . → Read More: Eyeglasses Discussed by Cleveland Clinic

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Facts About Cataract

Facts About Cataract: Treatment, National Eye Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Includes a good discussion of how a cataract is treated, including the surgery options, risks associated, and what to expect. . . . → Read More: Facts About Cataract

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Facts About Diabetic Retinopathy

Facts About Diabetic Retinopathy: Treatment, National Eye Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Includes a good discussion of how diabetic retinopathy is treated, the different treatment options, including laser procedure options, risks . . . → Read More: Facts About Diabetic Retinopathy

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Facts About Glaucoma

Facts About Glaucoma: Treatment, National Eye Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Includes a good discussion of how glaucoma can be treated, including laser and surgery options, risks associated, use of eye . . . → Read More: Facts About Glaucoma

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Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Treatment, National Eye Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Includes a good discussion of how age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is treated and what to expect, as well . . . → Read More: Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Bilberry as Treatment for Certain Eye Disorders

Bilberry Fruit (Vaccinium myrtillus), as Treatment for Certain Eye Disorders, MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, U.S. National Institutes of Health. Studies have found that bilberry fruit may be useful as a treatment for a variety of eye disorders, including . . . → Read More: Bilberry as Treatment for Certain Eye Disorders

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Facts about Glaucoma

Glaucoma, Merck Medical Manual, Home Edition. Facts about Glaucoma, its symptoms, screening and diagnosis, with particular detail about available treatments, including eye drops, surgery, and medications. Includes a detailed chart of some of the medications used to treat Glaucoma, . . . → Read More: Facts about Glaucoma

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Eye Drops Discussed by Eye Care America

Eye drops, Eye Care America, the Foundation of the American Academy of Opthalmology. Eye drops contain medicines that are used to treat many eye diseases and conditions. Some also are helpful for relieving eye discomfort. »View Info

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Tips for Dealing with the Elderly with Vision Loss

Tips for Dealing with the Elderly.Tips for the caregiver on how to deal with the elderly who suffer from loss of hearing or loss of sight. »View Info

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Fact Sheet for Caregivers to the Elderly with Vision Loss

Fact Sheet for Caregivers to the Elderly with Vision Loss, by National Family Caregiver Alliance. Gives basic facts about the four most common vision and eye disorders suffered by the elderly, and includes information for the caregiver on how . . . → Read More: Fact Sheet for Caregivers to the Elderly with Vision Loss

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Financial Aid for

Financial Aid for Eye Care, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Good link to national and state resources that provide aid to people with vision problems. Useful for the caregiver of . . . → Read More: Financial Aid for

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Diabetes, by MedlinePlus

Diabetes, by MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources. Good overall introduction to diabetes. Explains the types of diabetes: Type 1, occurring . . . → Read More: Diabetes, by MedlinePlus

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Diabetes Defined, by National Institutes of Health

Diabetes Defined, by National Institutes of Health — Senior Health. Good introduction to diabetes, with links to risk factors and prevention, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment and research, frequently asked questions, and links to other resources.

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Medicaid Planning Basics, 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

Medicaid Planning Basics, 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, website by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. For the Sandwich Generation: information on Medicaid asset planning basics. »View Details

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Medicaid Planning

Medicaid Planning, by Thomas Day. Discussion of some Medicaid planning techniques. »View Details See Also, Getting the Government to Pay: For Long Term Family Caregivers, by Thomas E. Day (Medicaid Planning and VA Benefits): View . . . → Read More: Medicaid Planning

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Medicaid, Official website of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Medicaid, Official website of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Provides links to all information provided on Medicaid. »View Details

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Medicaid Basics: A Question And Answer Guide About Eligibility, Coverage, And Benefits

Medicaid Basics: A Question And Answer Guide About Eligibility, Coverage, And Benefits, Health Lawyer’s Public Information Series, by American Health Lawyers Association. A 24 page PDF document, describing Medicaid, how it works, who is eligible, and coverage and benefits. . . . → Read More: Medicaid Basics: A Question And Answer Guide About Eligibility, Coverage, And Benefits

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Transfer of Assets in the Medicaid Program: Important Facts for State Policymakers

Transfer of Assets in the Medicaid Program: Important Facts for State Policymakers, January 8, 2008, by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. This document summarizes important changes to the Medicaid eligibility . . . → Read More: Transfer of Assets in the Medicaid Program: Important Facts for State Policymakers

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Medicaid Law: An Overview

Medicaid Law: An Overview, Cornell University Law School, Legal Information Institute. Provides a good introduction and overview of Medicaid, a medical assistance program jointly financed by state and federal governments for low income individuals. Includes links to more detailed . . . → Read More: Medicaid Law: An Overview

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Overview of Medicaid Eligibility Rules

Overview of Medicaid Eligibility Rules, Website of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. »View Details

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Medicaid At A Glance

Medicaid At A Glance 2005, (the most recent version posted on the website of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. A 12 page PDF document providing an overview of the . . . → Read More: Medicaid At A Glance

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Medicare and Medicaid: What’s the Difference?

Medicare and Medicaid: What’s the Difference?, FindLaw.com. A very basic introduction to Medicare and Medicaid and the differences between them. »View Details

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FAQ on Medicaid

FAQ on Medicaid, by FindLaw.com. Very basic answers to FAQ on Medicaid, based on the ABA Family Legal Guide. »View Details

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Medicaid Planning

Medicaid Planning, by ElderLawAnswers.com, a website founded and run by an elder law attorney in Boston, Massachusetts. Contains a good introduction to Medicaid planning and eligibility, written for the non-lawyer (Last Updated: 2008). »View Details

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Medicaid Reform & Planning: A Primer For Estate Planners

Medicaid Reform & Planning: A Primer For Estate Planners–Part One, by Holland & Knight LLP, Articles & White Papers; Estate Planning and Administration. »View Details Medicaid Reform & Planning: A Primer For Estate Planners–Part Two, by Holland & Knight . . . → Read More: Medicaid Reform & Planning: A Primer For Estate Planners

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Florida: The Florida Trust Code, Chapter 736, Florida Statutes

Florida: The Florida Trust Code, Chapter 736, Florida Statutes, from the Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature. Posts Florida’s statute governing trusts in Florida. Note: a Florida trusts lawyer must be consulted for advice if your loved one . . . → Read More: Florida: The Florida Trust Code, Chapter 736, Florida Statutes

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Minnesota: Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 501B – Trusts

Minnesota: Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 501B – Trusts, Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Link to the Minnesota State statutes governing trusts in Minnesota. Note: a Minnesota trusts lawyer must be consulted for advice if your loved one lives . . . → Read More: Minnesota: Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 501B – Trusts

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New York: Laws of New York State, Estates, Powers & Trusts, Articles 7, et. seq.

New York: Laws of New York State, Estates, Powers & Trusts, Articles 7, et. seq., Laws of the State of New York. Click “EPT” to access the Chapters relating to Estates, Powers & Trusts. Article 7, et. seq. relate . . . → Read More: New York: Laws of New York State, Estates, Powers & Trusts, Articles 7, et. seq.

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Living Trusts – California

Information posted for the public by the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, Probate Court. Contains basic consumer information on Living Trusts, what they are, advantages, most common types, and other frequently asked questions. Caution:  A a . . . → Read More: Living Trusts – California

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Texas: Texas Statutes, Property Code, Title 9 – Trusts

Texas: Texas Statutes, Property Code, Title 9 – Trusts, Texas Constitution and Statutes official website, Note: These links are for information only. A Texas trusts lawyer must be consulted for advice if your loved one lives in Texas and . . . → Read More: Texas: Texas Statutes, Property Code, Title 9 – Trusts

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California: Fact Sheet: Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trusts

California: Fact Sheet: Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trusts, Family Caregiver Alliance, reviewed and revised 2001 by Charlie P. Sabatino, Assistant Director, Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly, American Bar Association. Discusses questions and answers concerning . . . → Read More: California: Fact Sheet: Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trusts

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Living Trusts – State by State

Make a Living Trust in Your State: Select your state to learn about your state’s laws, by Nolo.com. Links to all of the 50 U.S. States with information written by a Nolo attorney on each State’s laws and requirements . . . → Read More: Living Trusts – State by State

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Estate Planning: an overview

Estate Planning: an overview, Cornell University Law School, Legal Information Institute. A basic overview of the process of estate planning, with links to additional basic information on Estates and Trusts, Federal Gift Tax, and Estate Tax, as well as . . . → Read More: Estate Planning: an overview

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