70% of Americans turning 65 will need Long-Term Care

Correction: The title of our newsletter is incorrect. It should be "One in seven adults will have a disability for more than five years." We  apologize for this error! Photo from homeaidescny.org A … [Read more...]

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A “Guardian Angel” When One is Needed Most

Marjorie never felt alone at her nursing home. Although her husband died last year, and her children couldn’t be there a lot of the time to visit her, she seemed content. Her ability to speak clearly and her memory were … [Read more...]

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ACA is Here to Stay – Is That Good for Seniors?

Photo Source: Irish Times Q. I heard that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here to stay, as of yesterday when the Supreme Court ruled to save the health care law. Is the ruling good for seniors? Also, can you clarify whether … [Read more...]

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Highlights from the White House Conference on Aging

Photo from Whitehouse.govThis past Monday, on the cusp of the 50th anniversary of the creation of Medicare and Medicaid and the 80th anniversary of Social Security, the once-a-decade White House Conference on Aging was held. … [Read more...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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“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...]

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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...]

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LGBTQ Marriage Ruling Brings New Planning Choices

LGBTQ 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...]

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