As we near retirement, we may assume that once Medicare kicks in, our medical insurance premiums...
Medicare Telehealth Coverage Expands
Oct 6, 2022 | Elder Care
Medicare telehealth now includes access to expanded services including physical therapy, preventative screenings and post-surgury appointments.
Nursing Home Care – Updated Guidance to Improve Quality
Jul 12, 2022 | Elder Care
As part of an effort seeking to improve the health and safety of nursing home residents nationwide, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released updated guidance for state agencies.
Cost of Long Term Care Sees Sharp Increase
Jun 15, 2022 | Elder Care
Long-term care costs climbed again in 2021, with rates for home health aides and homemakers seeing the sharpest rises, according to Genworth’s annual Cost of Care Survey. The coronavirus pandemic continues to contribute to cost increases.
Comparing Nursing Home Staff Gets Easier
May 31, 2022 | Elder Care
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it will add data on staff turnover rates and weekend staffing levels to its Care Compare website, giving consumers another tool when choosing a nursing home.
What to Do When Appointed Conservator of an Adult
May 18, 2022 | Conservatorship, Elder Care
Being appointed conservator of a loved one is a serious responsibility. As a conservator, you are...
What to Do if Your Medicaid Application Is Denied
Apr 25, 2022 | Elder Care
If you apply for long-term care assistance through Medicaid and your application is denied, it may feel hopeless. The good news is that you can appeal the decision.
Court Rules Medicare Beneficiaries Can Appeal Hospital Observation Status
Mar 23, 2022 | Elder Care
A federal court has ruled that hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries who were switched from inpatient to observation status can appeal the decision, making it easier for them to receive coverage for subsequent nursing home care.