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July 12, 2016

One Option to Pay for Long-term Care: The Kids Pay.

Life expectancies in the U.S. have gone up again. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, women are living to an average of 81.1 years, and men to an average of 76.3. While living longer is wonderful news, most ...

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July 12, 2016

Is There a Better Way to Grow Old?

Ai-jen Poo, co-director of Caring Across Generations (a national coalition of advocacy groups to transform America’s long-term care system), director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and one of Next Avenue’s 2015 Influencers in Aging, addressed that issue during a ...

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July 12, 2016

Pending Benefits Legislation, Part 2

Pending Benefits Legislation analyzed, solutions offered, by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. In our previous post we discussed the primary areas of concern that the The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has provided the Department of Veterans’ Affairs after analyzing S. ...

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July 12, 2016

Organizing Affairs Before It’s Too Late

There’s no better time to start preparing your affairs than right now. For many, it can be uncomfortable to think about, or a task that continually gets put off until some distant tomorrow, but an emergency or accident could happen ...

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July 12, 2016

Palliative Care Need Grows, Specialists Dwindle

There is only one palliative care specialist for every 20,000 older adults living with a severe chronic illness. Currently there’s a shortfall of up to 18,000 physicians focused on palliative care and hospice care. According to the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative ...

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July 12, 2016

Long-Term Care Costs More Than Expected

According to a new survey released by Harris Interactive for Nationwide Financial Services, people are significantly underestimating the costs associated with long-term care. The people who were surveyed were "Baby Boomers," a demographic defined by the post–World War II "baby ...

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July 12, 2016

Michigan House Approves Medicaid Expansion

Michigan House approves medicaid expansion bill. Medicaid expansion approved by Michigan House, headed to Senate. In a Republican-led Michigan House vote, hundreds of thousands additional low-income adults became eligible for Medicaid. Lawmakers approved expanding Medicaid eligibility in 2014 to 320,000 ...

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July 12, 2016

Long-term Care Operators and Managed Care

More and more long-term care operators are partnering up with managed care companies. A number of troubled operators seem to be experiencing this scenario: initial romance, followed by heightened accountability and reduced payments. But if troubled providers thought Medicaid was a tyrant, wait until ...

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