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July 12, 2016

Hospice or Skilled Nursing? A Difficult Choice

As it stands, Medicare will pay for hospice or skilled nursing (S.N.F.), but only rarely will it cover both at the same time, forcing families to make the difficult choice between the two. For financial reasons most families opt for ...

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July 12, 2016

Skilled Nursing Co-Insurance Amounts

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the 2013 daily co-insurance amounts for skilled nursing care services, in addition to the inpatient hospital deductible amount. (Read more: Life Care Planning) The inpatient hospital deductible will be $1,184, increased by $28 from 2012. The daily co-insurance amount ...

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July 12, 2016

Medicaid Expansion Battle in Michigan Results in Snyder Victory!

Medicaid expansion battle in Michigan results in passage. Tuesday, Republican governor Rick Snyder swayed just enough conservative senators in the State Legislature to accept the expansion, which was a part of President Obama’s health care law. Despite falling one vote short ...

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July 12, 2016

Redford Township Woman Embezzles from Elderly Father

Renee Bullock of Redford Township was charged with one felony count of embezzlement from a vulnerable adult. Bullock allegedly embezzled money from her elderly father while he was in a nursing home. Mich. Attorney General Bill Schuette says she used ...

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July 12, 2016

Livonia Estate Planning Includes Creating Your Legacy

One of the most overlooked aspects of estate planning is the opportunity to create your legacy.  Believe it or not, creating a legacy isn’t all about having Livonia libraries and hospitals named after you.  Instead, there are some more cost-efficient, ...

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July 12, 2016

How to Find Nursing Home Ratings

By Anthony Fischer, Elder Care Coordinator If you are in the process of looking for a nursing home you know how many choices there are. According to the CDC, there are about 15,600 nursing homes providing care for about 1.4 ...

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July 12, 2016

Senior Home Solutions for Seniors Who Want to Age at Home

Senior Home Solutions allow seniors to grow old at home with common modifications that include walk-in showers, and specialized bathtubs with a front door. Inspired by his 88-year-old grandfather's struggles getting into the bathtub, custom remodeler and business owner Matthew Welch ...

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July 12, 2016

Medicare Does Not Pay for Long-Term Care

Contrary to popular belief, Medicare does not pay for long-term care. Millions of Medicare enrollees must pay for long-term care services like personal assistance at home, assisted living, and nursing home care from their own pocket (savings). (Related: Employment of People with Disabilities Initiative) People often misinterpret ...

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July 12, 2016

The Year’s Top 10 Elder Law Decisions

Read up on the year’s Top 10 Elder Law Decisions. Below, you will discover, in chronological order, the top 10 elder law decisions for the previous year. The highlight decisions of the year was a ruling by a Pennsylvania appeals court ...

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