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Virginia’s New Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership

Virginia's new Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership Program, effective September 1, 2007, will allow consumers to obtain Long-Term Care Insurance as part of a Medicaid Asset Protection Plan.  Virginia's Partnership Program allows … [Read more...]

What is Long-Term Care?

When a person requires someone else to help with physical or emotional needs over an extended period of time, this is long-term care. This help may be required for many of the activities or needs that healthy, active people take … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Hospice Care

It is unfortunate that many people who die in a hospital emergency room or who receive heroic treatments to prolong life in a hospital or nursing home may have had the alternative of dying at home in familiar surroundings, with … [Read more...]

Using a Professional Geriatric Care Manager

Utilizing the services of a professional geriatric care manager should be something that every family considers, but in reality very few families know about care managers or use them.  Geriatric care managers can go a long ways … [Read more...]

Cost of Home Health Care vs. Other LTC Options

When it comes to long-term care, which type of care is cheaper? A common misperception among the media and the public is that receiving care at home is less expensive than receiving care at an assisted living facility or a nursing … [Read more...]

Medicare Premiums May Increase By Record Amount

Medicare Part B premiums are forecast to increase by $15.90 in 2008, the largest single-year hike in the history of the program, according to a new analysis by the Senior Citizens League. The 17 percent increase would bring the … [Read more...]

CCRC Resident Fights Move to Increased Level of Care

An 88-year-old California widow is challenging an attempt by her continuing care retirement community (CCRC) to move her from her private apartment to an assisted living unit. If she is successful, the outcome could set a legal … [Read more...]