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Introduction Chapter 1: Finances Thinking about the Future Bank Accounts Property Tax Exemptions Income Tax Living on a Fixed Income Credit Telemarketers Home Repairs Predatory Mortgage Lenders Reverse Mortgages Affording Health Care Chapter 2: Employment Working After Retirement Social Security Benefits Retirement Benefits Chapter 3: Lifestyle Assistance with Meals Utility Assistance Transportation Income Tax Relief Senior Centers Senior Discounts Reading Chapter 4: Housing Living at Home Mobile Homes Condominiums Rentals In-Home Care Home Safety Heat Family-Provided Care Snowbirds Apartment Life RV Life Living with Family Senior Living Adult Day Care Assisted Living Nursing Homes Hospice Continuing Care Retirement Communities Chapter 5: Health Insurance Types of Insurance Medicare Medicaid Private Insurance Long-Term Care Insurance Chapter 6: Health Care Choosing Health Care Providers Informed Consent Choosing a Hospital Patients' Rights Second Opinions Right to Refuse Treatment Medical Privacy Medical Records Against Medical Advice Health Care Directives Hospital Visitation Access Affording Prescriptions Medical Trials Staying at Home Assisted Suicide Chapter 7: Planning for the Future Making Decisions Wills and Estates Trusts Powers of Attorney Health-Care Directives and Proxies Organ Donation Autopsies Chapter 8: Family Issues Grandparents' Visitation Rights Raising Grandchildren Divorce Remarriage Cohabitation Stepfamily Chapter 9: Loss of a Spouse Funeral Law Obituaries Safety Applying for Benefits Probate Changing Ownership Chapter 10: Veterans' Rights Disability Compensation Disability Pension Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Death Pension Benefit Burial Plot Allowances Burial Flag POW Benefits Loan Guarantees Health Benefits Other Benefits Chapter 11: Discrimination and Disabilities Housing Discrimination Credit Discrimination Disabilities Access for the Disabled Disability Benefits Guardianship Chapter 12: Legal Assistance Free Legal Assistance Attorney Referral Programs Epilogue Glossary Appendix A: Organizations Appendix B: State-Specific Resources Appendix C: Nursing Home Residents' Rights in the US Appendix D: Nursing Home Checklist Appendix E: Forms Index About the Author
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Older people -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- Popular works.
Older people -- Civil rights -- United States -- Popular works.
Retirees -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- Popular works.
Retirees -- Civil rights -- United States -- Popular works.