Will Medicare Cover You on Vacation?

Now that we are into the summer travel season,  it's important to remember that, for the most part, … [Read more...]

Several Foundations Funding Research to Increase Understanding of Long Term Services and Supports

Readers of ths Blog are probably aware that Medicare does not cover most of the long term care that … [Read more...]

Who Can Support our Unsupported Seniors?

At this time of year, when families are coming together for Easter or Passover, seniors who do not … [Read more...]

Veterans May Be at Higher Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

A group called Veterans Against Alzheimers recently released a report indicating that Post-Traumatic … [Read more...]

Another Wake-up Call to Document End of Life Care Decisions

A couple of weeks ago, our extended family came together to celebrate my mother's 95th birthday.  My … [Read more...]

Hospitals Must Keep Patients Informed About Observation Status

I've written before about making sure you have been "admitted" when you have been in the hospital … [Read more...]

VA Acknowledges Presumption of Illness from Camp Lejeune Water Exposure

In the early 1980s, chemicals that are used in dry cleaning and metal  degreasing, along with … [Read more...]

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Reconfirms Guidelines for Skilled Care

In a previous post, I have described the 2014 settlement in the case of  Jimmo v. Sebelius, in which … [Read more...]

Whose In Charge When You are in the Hospital?

My 94 year old mother was just released from the hospital following a 13-day stay, precipitated by a … [Read more...]

When Screening Tests are No Longer Called For

The guidelines for when women should have screening mammograms was recently in the news again, when … [Read more...]

What to do When Dad Shouldn’t Drive

One of the toughest conversations we have - or dread having - when someone we love has been … [Read more...]

Is Dementia a Service-Connected Injury for Gulf-Region Veterans?

  As an Elder Law attorney, I don't see as many WWII veterans as I used to, since fewer and … [Read more...]

Should Medicare Coverage Start Sooner?

Mark Miller, a columnist for Reuters (www.reuters.com), suggested in a column posted on June 18 that … [Read more...]

Meeting the Person With Dementia Where She Is

Those of us who work with seniors experiencing dementia have long been counseled to meet our … [Read more...]