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Texas Leads Nation in Construction of Senior Housing

There are more senior housing units under construction in Texas than anywhere else in the country, according to a research report from Marcus & Millichap, a real estate investment services firm. There are currently more than 2,000 units of senior housing being built in Texas. Thirteen states, including Minnesota, Florida and Tennessee, have more than […]

Copper May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

New research indicates that copper found in drinking water, foods and vitamin supplements may play a role in the buildup of proteins and inflammation of the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Copper is necessary for bone and tissue growth, hormone secretion and nerve conduction, but the new research from the University of Rochester […]

Medical Care Access At Assisted Living Facilities Varies By State

The “graying” of the United States population – more adults are 65 or older than ever before – means that consumer expectations and needs are also changing to reflect the population shift. One of the places where services are not yet meeting the demand is state assisted living facility regulations. According to the chair of […]

Baby Boomer Generation is Graying, Elder Abuse Cases On The Rise

Advocates for the elderly in New York are asking for an increased focus on elderly abuse. Jeanne Zieff is a social worker and elder abuse program coordinator for a nonprofit agency, the Community Agency for Senior Citizens, based on Staten Island. She and her coworkers are seeing their elderly clients struggle with relatives who have […]

Elder Care Costs Continue To Rise

The MetLife Mature Market Institute just published an annual survey of assisted living, nursing home, and other elder-care costs. Researchers surveyed elder care facilities throughout the U.S. on cost and levels of care between April and August of 2012 They survey found that average rates for long-term care throughout the U.S. continue to rise. The […]

The Only Field of Law Everyone Needs

BY JACOB A. HALE The handy thing about an estate planning practice is that it may be the only area of the law that applies to everyone. What I mean is, you can avoid criminal lawyers by staying on this side of the law; you can avoid family lawyers by staying married or staying single; […]

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