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The Rising Costs of Senior Care in America

Long-term care planning is a must for any senior citizen, but as costs continue to drastically climb, the prospect of being able to fund long-term care seems next to impossible. While there are more options available today for senior care, some of w… Read More
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Protecting Access to Medicaid for Your Disabled Child

Recent changes at the federal level now make planning for the financial future of your special needs child easier than ever. A special needs trust is designed to protect property and income belonging to your child and provide that child with income a… Read More
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Court Declines to Resolve Medicaid Eligibility Issue

A federal court in South Dakota declared that a key Medicaid eligibility question was moot and declined to resolve it. Upon entering a nursing home South Dakota resident Howard Johnson applied for Medicaid to cover the costs of his care. His applica… Read More
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Does the Minimum Wage Affect Seniors?

At first glance it might not seem that the battle over raising the minimum wage is of pressing importance to retired people, but if one advocacy group is correct it might be a vital concern for seniors in nursing homes. The current political battle… Read More
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Journalist Documents His Alzheimer's Disease

Investigative journalist Greg O'Brien suffers from Alzheimer's disease. He is documenting the course of his illness in the hopes that greater understanding will help to lead to a cure. Alzheimer's disease runs in Greg O'Brien… Read More
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How to Pay for Long-Term Care

America's aging population is drawing attention to a large health care gap in the country: long-term care. Covering this gap could prove difficult and costly, but there are some ways that it can be done. Americans in most demographic groups are… Read More
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New Nursing Home Quality Measurements

The federal government has announced six new measurements for its system of comparing the quality of care patients receive at nursing homes. Anyone interested in information about the quality of a nursing home can go to Medicare's website and u… Read More
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Nursing Homes Abandoning Residents

Under federal law if a nursing home patient goes to a hospital and the nursing home subsequently refuses to readmit the resident, the resident is entitled to an administrative hearing conducted by state government. However, even when residents win t… Read More
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The High Cost of Dementia

Three diseases, leading killers of Americans, often involve long periods of decline before death. Two of them — heart disease and cancer — usually require expensive drugs, surgeries and hospitalizations. The third, dementia, has no effective tre… Read More
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Special Needs Attorney Testifies Before Congress

Richard A. Courtney, President of the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) and principal in the Courtney Elder Law Associates section of Frascogna Courtney, PLLC, testified Friday, September 18 before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommitte… Read More
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