HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; a federal law limiting who can receive a person's health information.

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  • How HIPAA Impacts Caring for Aging Parents

    If you have concerns about an elderly loved one’s health and are involved in their daily care, it is very important to understand the impact of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) on caregiving for seniors.

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  • New Caregivers: Get a Health Assessment for Your Parent

    Being a new caregiver for an aging parent is overwhelming. Becoming well informed of your loved one's overall health, and securing the documents that allow you to make decisions going forward will hopefully avoid a future crisis.

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  • Health Care Decision Making in a Senior Living Facility

    Even if you were heavily involved in the decision to place an elderly loved one in a senior living facility, you must have certain legal documents in place to participate in conversations with staff about their medical care.

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  • 3 Legal Documents Caregivers Need to Manage a Senior’s Healthcare

    HIPAA authorization, medical POA, and advance directives are the three legal documents family caregivers need to make critical care decisions on behalf of their elderly loved ones.

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