Government Raises the Bar on Nursing Home Ratings

Q. My father has dementia and will need skilled nursing care in the near future. There are so many nursing homes in this area to consider, and I have heard differing opinions from friends and family. How can we really know which … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Ask the Expert: 2015 Key Medicaid Dollar Amounts

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...]

Long-Term Care Insurance- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month, a continuing effort to raise public awareness about long-term care insurance and planning. Statistics show that more than 70% of people age 65 or older will need long-term care sometime … [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...]

“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...]

Will the Government Pay for My Long Term Care?

A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says: "people who reach age 65 will likely have a 40 percent chance of entering a nursing home.  About 10 percent of the people who enter a nursing home will stay there … [Read more...]

Free Seminar: Who Will Pay for Your Long-Term Care?

Many people approach estate planning attorneys in order to determine how their assets will be divided among survivors after their death. Unfortunately, a huge number of them skip a step and don’t take the high likelihood of … [Read more...]

Should the WikiLeaks fiasco raise healthcare privacy concerns?

As the recent WikiLeaks disclosures continue to make headlines across the globe, I can not help but reflect upon what this means for healthcare privacy. Why are these classified documents so “sensitive” in nature, that the White … [Read more...]