Author: Victor Medina

Julianne Moore’s Oscar Sustains Awareness for Dementia Care

April 23, 2015 Victor Medina Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Dementia, Family 0 Comments

Alzheimer’s disease is an unlikely topic for Oscar buzz, but it nevertheless dominated red-carpet chatter this year, as Julianne Moore was an early favorite to win the Best Actress award for Still Alice. Alice is a devastatingly affecting film about a woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Moore was universally praised for her unshakeable performance […]

Batman Artist Turns to Crowdfunding for Health Care Costs

April 2, 2015 Victor Medina Donations, Finances, Long Term Care, Long Term Care Insurance 0 Comments

Batman’s faced plenty of tough foes in the course of his career, but there’s one nemesis still awaiting Bruce Wayne a few years down the road: long-term care costs. Just ask Norm Breyfogle, a well-known comic book artist most famous for his work with “The Caped Crusader.” The New York Times recently recounted Breyfogle’s struggle […]

Rutgers Launches a Hotline to Help Dementia Caregivers in New Jersey

March 19, 2015 Victor Medina Aging, Caregivers, Dementia, Elder Care, Family, Seniors 0 Comments

Life as a caregiver is tough — especially if you aren’t being paid for it. View image | Studies show that the majority of America’s healthcare providers are gratuitous. That means they are uncompensated volunteers, usually family members, who assume the tremendous burden of elder care on their own. Caring for any senior is […]

Revocable vs. Irrevocable Trusts

March 16, 2015 Victor Medina Medicaid Planning 0 Comments

Often clients come into my office asking what is the difference between a revocable and irrevocable trust. It seems simple – one is changeable and one is not, right? Well, not so fast.  Let’s start with the easy one — Revocable Trust. A revocable trust is precisely what it says it is – a trust […]

Paying for Alzheimer’s: Medicare, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care

February 26, 2015 Victor Medina Alzheimer's, Elder Care, Long Term Care, Medicaid Planning, Medicare, Seniors 0 Comments

Few diagnoses are more devastating than Alzheimer’s, both in terms of its health toll and its extraordinary financial imposition on families. Paying for long-term care isn’t easy, especially if you or your parents haven’t already been saving for years. Even well in advance, finding the extra money to set aside for a long-term care fund […]