Should I Spend Assets, so Spouse’s Nursing Home Stay Is Covered by Medicaid?
My spouse is going to have to move to a nursing home. When spending down assets for the sick spouse to qualify for Medicaid, does it have to be done before sick spouse is sent to a nursing home or can it be done even after the sick spouse is admitted to a nursing home?
Drawbacks to Medicare Advantage Plans
If you have a Medicare Advantage plan and require a brief stay at a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise, according to a Kaiser Health News report.
NY Bolsters Nursing Home Oversight
Ombudsmen serve on the front line of protecting vulnerable residents in nursing homes and assisted living.
Cost of Caregiving Can Cause Conflict
Family members of all kinds have fought over money matters since time immemorial, but it may be worse for cash-strapped caregiving families. The costs of caregiving activities, including hiring aides, buying supplie, and covering medical and pharmacy copays, negatively affect family caregivers’ pocketbooks and morale.
Assisted Living Providers Face More Pandemic-Related Scrutiny from OSHA
Assisted living communities and other healthcare settings cited for previous COVID-19 safety violations are facing additional pandemic-related scrutiny from the federal government.
Proposal to Improve Nursing Home Quality
White House officials on Monday outlined more than 20 separate actions, many of them sought by advocates and opposed by the industry.
What’s Elder Law and Do I Need It?
Why Elder Law Is Necessary? In two words: baby boomers.
What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?
Estate Planning may not be something you necessarily WANT to think about, but it could protect your interests and wishes long after you are gone.
Will I Be Ready for Long-Term Care?
For some, retirement means ‘where will we play today’s round of golf?’ For others, it could mean, ‘do I pay for my meds or my rent?’ In either case, a few concerns touch every retiree. The topic of long-term care is one of them, at least subconsciously. The question that causes more than a few sleepless nights is, ‘What happens when I can’t take care of myself anymore?’
What Has COVID Taught Us about Caregiving
The COVID-19 pandemic increased demand for and complexity of care, accelerating existing trends toward longer duration and more acute long-term care.