Nursing home abuse or neglect is defined generally as any action or failure to act that causes unreasonable suffering, misery, or harm to the patient. It can include assault of a patient, but can also include withholding necessary food, medical attention, or physical care from the patient. It is important that families stay involved in the lives of their loved ones once they have been placed...Read More
As 1.3 million people in America reside in nursing homes currently, chances are high that you or someone you love will need to be cared for in a nursing home setting eventually. Choosing the right nursing home is not cut-and-dry, and all nursing homes are not created equal. The average length of a nursing home stay is 835 days – over two years. With an average stay of over two years, it is...Read More
Ambrose was getting on in years, and he missed his wife who had recently died. So he sold the home, put the $100,000.00 in the bank, and moved onto his son Arthur’s farm. Every day Ambrose got up at the crack of dawn to milk Arthur’s cows, and he felt healthy as a horse. So he really didn’t see the need to do any financial planning.
But one day Ambrose fell and broke his hip. Complications...Read More
The Veterans Administration has announced changes to the eligibility requirements for Veterans to receive Aid and Attendance benefits.
The two most significant changes the VA has added is a gifting penalty and a 36-month look-back period for gifts an uncompensated transfers. These changes go in effect October 18, 2016
Overview of VA Aid and Attendance Benefits
Aid and Attendance is a Veterans...Read More
If you or a loved one has been receiving Medicare to pay for skilled nursing or therapy care and Medicare suddenly stopped paying, you may want to appeal that decision. The wrong standard may have been applied to your case.
JIMMO MEDICARE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
In 2013, the Jimmo Settlement Agreement had a profound impact on Medicare coverage. Before the Jimmo case, Medicare was cutting off...Read More
Long Term Care Payment Options Continue to be Limited
The Wall Street Journal continues to report on the struggles of the long term care insurance market. Why is this important? Long term care insurance was viewed as the middle class solution to affording long term care. Without long term care insurance, options are limited for many individuals approaching retirement. Even with limited...Read More