Report cards on the Internet can help you compare healthcare facilities. Three private websites that rate hospitals based on information collected from Medicare records and other sources are usnews.com, checkbook.org, and healthgrades.com.
Many people are unprepared to deal with the legal and financial consequences of a serious illness such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Legal and medical experts encourage people recently diagnosed with a serious illness -- particularly one that is expected to cause declining mental and physical health -- to examine and ... Read More
There are four basic tools of estate planning: Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy and Living Wills, Will & Living Trust. It is imperative to have these documents executed by the care recipient, while they are legally competent.
Everyone faces the possibility that sometime during their lifetime, they may become incapacitated. Many people assume their spouses or children will automatically be allowed to make financial and/or medical decisions for them, but this is not necessarily so.