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Disability - Nursing Home - Medicaid

Facebook and Incapacity

Posted on: July 21st, 2012
Today nearly everyone in America and throughout the developed and developing world has a kind of very valuable asset that was almost completely unknown only 20 years ago - their digital assets. Although digital assets are very valuable, very few have any kind of plan to do anything to prevent their digital assets becoming irretrievable and therefore lost when they become incapacitated or die....

New Shoes or the Nursing Home?

Posted on: November 19th, 2011
According to the Alzheimer’s association, “It is common for a person with dementia to wander and become lost; many do repeatedly. In fact, over 60 percent of those with dementia will wander at some point.” Such wandering can be dangerous - even life threatening. Until now, placement in a locked ward in a nursing home has often been the only way to safeguard the dementia patient who has begun wandering. Now, a new kind of shoe promises another option for many dementia patients and their caregivers. ...

Another Bad Place to Get Elder Law Advice

Posted on: November 5th, 2011
In this week’s "Harry’s Law" episode on NBC, a lawyer’s friend wants to divorce her husband of 60 years so he can get nursing home care without bankrupting them both. When you or a loved one may need nursing home care, how to pay for it is a really scary subject. You need help – expert help. TV programs are NOT a good source to turn to. Neither are friends and neighbors. You need a lawyer who specializes in elder law. ...

Low Class Has Become No Class

Posted on: October 31st, 2011
President Obama’s health care law included the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports or “CLASS” Act that was to be implemented by the federal DHHS. It was to provide a long term care benefit starting in 2017. Note that I said “was.”...

New Medicare Web Site for Caregivers

Posted on: December 9th, 2010
Polls show that the majority of Americans wrongly believe that Medicare will pay for their custodial care if they should need it....
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