2013 ALTY Awards - Assisted Living Today
Best Senior Finance and Legal Issues Articles – 2012 ALTY Awards

Winning Article

The winner of the 2012 ALTY Award for “Best Senior Finance or Legal Issue Blog” is:

The Old are Poorer Than We Think – by Alicia Munnell, Encore

Congratulations to our winner, Alicia Munnell! The winner can get a winner’s badge here.

Runner-Up Article

Protection from Financial Elder Abuse – by Janice Wallace, EldercareABCBlog

Congratulations to our runner-up as well. Nice work! Get your runner-up badge here.

Finalist Articles

And let’s not forget the finalists whose articles stood out from hundreds of great blog posts.

How to Get Good Care in a Nursing Home – by Jeff Marshall, Marshall Elder and Estate Planning Blog
Initiating “the Talk” – by Amy Dixon, BSN, A Day in the Life

Congratulations to our finalists as well. Nice work! Finalists can get a finalist badge here.

Final Voting Results

Here’s a look at how all the blogs fared in the public voting.

  • The Old are Poorer Than We Think (50%, 24 Votes)
  • Protection from Financial Elder Abuse (29%, 14 Votes)
  • How to Get Good Care in a Nursing Home (15%, 7 Votes)
  • Initiating “the Talk” (6%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

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Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations again to the winner, runner-up all ALT finalists.

 


 

Nominated Article Descriptions

Protection from Financial Elder Abuse – by Janice Wallace, EldercareABCBlog

As a parent or loved on ages, their financial resources can allow for a wider array of choices when looking for care. Financial abuse, however, takes away that freedom. Janice Wallace examines some of the most common signs of financial abuse and some great ways to protect your loved one against it.

Initiating “the Talk” – by Amy Dixon, BSN, A Day in the Life

On a long car ride, it was time to have “the talk.” Amy Dixon carefully approached her mother about drawing up Power of Attorney paperwork, only to find that mom did not object to the idea. She ponders “if it’s actually the adult child who has reluctance to discuss these matters as opposed to the senior parent.”

The Old are Poorer Than We Think – by Alicia Munnell, Encore

In bit of a sarcastic tone Alicia Munnell writes, “So all is right with the world, older Americans are poor and will be getting poorer in the future. We can channel our frustrations into more constructive channels than resentment of the old.”

How to Get Good Care in a Nursing Home – by Jeff Marshall, Marshall Elder and Estate Planning Blog

The fear of transitioning from home to a nursing home is real. Jeff Marshall, an elder law attorney, gives some great advice to family members or care advocates to ensure that the transition is smooth and coordinated. Reciprocal communication is the key. Be prepared to provide vital information about your loved one that may not be uncovered through medical records.

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