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 4)

The most important thing that you can do in planning for future contingencies is to act now. The future may hold limited resources or health problems for you and either one of these may prevent you from taking care of the things … [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...]

“Extra Help” Benefit for Seniors with High Prescription Expenses

It is no secret that medicine can become very costly as we age – especially as the prescriptions we are told to take by our doctors begin to increase in number. When no generic version of a drug exists yet, the costs are even … [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...]

5 Basic Reasons to Consider a Revocable Living Trust

A revocable living trust can function as a Will, but it also offers other benefits that you should consider. If you pass away without a Will or Trust, the laws of your state will determine who receives your property, and in what … [Read more...]

Estate Planning Attorneys Warn About Matching Beneficiaries to Those Named in Your Will or Trust

As an estate planning attorney in Virginia, I have unfortunately seen many circumstances where a person goes through the time and expense of having an estate plan done, only to fail to update their beneficiaries on their financial … [Read more...]

Profanity, Yoga, and Robots: Fighting Pain

3 Surprising Pain Remedies:"Profanity, Yoga, and Robots" That felt better.  No, I'm not kidding. #3 Profanity:"Scientists from Keele University found that letting . . . foul language can have a powerful painkilling effect, … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Ease the Burden When Caring for Kids and Aging Parents

5 Ways to Ease the Burden When Caring for Kids and Aging Parents Did you know we just completed National Sandwich Generation Month? You may have never heard of it before, but if you care for aging parents and young children, … [Read more...]

Advocacy Group on New Medicare Hospice Law: “An Issue that Must be Closely Watched”

Hospice is “a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments, explains the Hospice Foundation of … [Read more...]

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