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Hospice Care For Mom? But, She Isn’t Dying.

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Q. My mother, Roxanne, 76, has suffered from lung disease for ten years. She still has her wits about her, and spends her days knitting, reading historical novels, and sipping tea. Recently, her doctor recommended hospice care, … [Read more...]

Top 14 Articles of 2014

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From non-traditional living options to stricter driving laws in Virginia, we covered a lot of ground in 2014. It was a year that included a new act to help special needs families, enhancements to the Medicaid program, and amazing … [Read more...]

Ask the Expert: 2015 Key Medicaid Dollar Amounts

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Q. Every year your firm provides the key dollar amounts that are frequently used in elder law, including Medicaid figures, long-term care insurance deductibility limits, Medicare premiums, Social Security Disability, and … [Read more...]

“NO, ONLY A DOCTOR CAN CALL 911.”

Guest Post by Lauren Ellerman of Frith & Ellerman Law Firm, P.C.Imagine, you arrive at the nursing home to have lunch with your grandmother. When you walk into her room, she doesn't recognize you and is begging for someone … [Read more...]

LGBT Marriage Ruling Brings New Planning Choices

LGBT married couples can now celebrate another important victory in their fight for equal rights.  Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled to let the appeals court rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states stand, clearing the … [Read more...]

The Status of Medicare on it’s 49th Birthday

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Medicare, the federal health insurance program for 53 million people ages 65 and better and those with permanent disabilities, helps to pay for hospital and physician visits, prescription drugs, and other services. Last year, … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Treatment: Non-Drug Therapies That Can Help

There are treatments available now that most families coping with Alzheimer's or other dementia never hear about that can significantly improve their quality of life.Called non-pharmacologic therapies (NPTs), these treatments do … [Read more...]

Health Care Reform Act: Good News for Seniors

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) has released a report that demonstrates the benefits senior citizens are expected to receive as a result of new health care reform. The average senior … [Read more...]

Timeline Provides Understanding, Guidance to Complicated Health Care Laws

For those interested in understanding health care reform (in particular, the Affordable Health Care Act), government website Healthcare.gov provides a timeline that is user-friendly and informative. Below, I will highlight some of … [Read more...]

Important Medicare Change: Patients No Longer Need to Show Progress to Receive Nursing Coverage

Medicare coverage of short-term rehabilitation in a nursing home is about to undergo a major policy change, resulting in beneficiaries with chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s … [Read more...]

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