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Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Caregiving, Legislation Affecting Seniors, Long-term Care, Scam Alerts, Sharon Lee | 0 comments

News roundup

National Public Radio spotlights a new scam: Chinatown ‘Blessing Scams’ Target Elderly Women.

The Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, William F. Galvin, is investigating  into complicated financial investments being sold to older people: State Regulators Subpoenas Brokers Over Products Sold to Older Investors.

The Congressional Budget Office released a June 2013 report about the Rising Demand for Long-Term Services and Supports for Elderly People.

Similarly, the Conversable Economist discusses the growing trend for long-term care services.

Greg Kaufmann at Moyers & Company highlights the urgent need to reauthorize the Older Americans Act, which funds essential senior programs: The Older Americans Act and U.S. Seniors.

MSNBC outlines the upcoming healthcare reform changes in What’s to come with Obamacare?

For caregivers, separating elderly parents for a move into assisted living may prove to be a difficult transition. has tips about Separating Parents for Assisted Living.

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