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Finding the Right Nursing Home

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Carol and Bob invited his mother, Ginny, to spend the holidays with them, as she does every year. This year, her live-in caregiver expressed concern that it was not a good idea because Ginny’s dementia has gotten worse and she may … [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...]

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...]

Planning for Long-Term Care (Part 1)

Are you one of the millions of Americans over age 50 who has not yet started planning for long-term care? As financially responsible adults, most of us are prepared for some unexpected disasters – we pay for health and property … [Read more...]

When a Nursing Home is the Best Choice for Everyone

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, more and more families are struggling to live with a loved-one suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.  While memory loss can be a frightening experience for an aging parent or … [Read more...]

Making the Nursing Home Choice

While placing a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision, there may come a time when it is the right one. It will help if you do your homework and trust your instincts.According to the Department of Health and Human … [Read more...]

Is Medicaid Too Complex for Americans?

Medicaid complexity is a real problem. For those not familiar with program specifics, Medicaid - not Medicare - is the program Americans rely on to receive their long-term care. Long-term care is extraordinarily expensive – in … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Losing Massive Amounts of Money to a Nursing Home

When older adults think of estate planning, many actually have asset protection in mind. What they want is the peace of mind of knowing that the nest egg they’ve been saving for that proverbial “rainy day” will actually be … [Read more...]

3 Tips on Speaking to Parents About Long Term Care Options

Today's  women are decision makers.  For some couples, the woman is THE decision maker, and there’s nothing wrong with that.  For example, in nearly 8 out of 10 cases where married couples purchase a vehicle, it is the woman who … [Read more...]

New Hope for Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: Plus, Unlikely Team of Players Unite to Battle Disease

While it's no secret that Alzheimer's Disease can cause confusion in the estimated 5.1 million Americans directly affected by the disease, both researchers and the general public have spent years perplexed by the disease as well.  … [Read more...]