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...]

Draft Bill Would Allow Hospital Observation Stays to Count Toward Medicare Eligibility

As I have described in this blog before, simply being in a hospital, even for several days, does not … [Read more...]

A Good Timeline for Planning

I feel so fortunate to be advocating for seniors in Phoenix, Arizona, where we have an outstanding … [Read more...]

Knowing Your Medicare Rights

My new client was distraught.  His wife had been hospitalized, and then moved to a skilled nursing … [Read more...]

Your Doctor Has You on the Clock

Despite the introduction of Accountable Care Organizations and other innovations that were … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Disease Is a Crisis for Women

I have always loved my birthday, more than any other holiday or celebration.  Part of it is  because … [Read more...]

Understanding and Managing Aggression and Violence in the Dementia Patient

An article in the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute February 2014 Family and Community Services … [Read more...]

New Medicaid Regulations for Skilled Care

I have previously written about the gratifying verdict obtained by the Center for Medicare Advocacy … [Read more...]

Federal Research Grant awarded to BAI

Many of our elder law clients and families are coping with a dementia diagnosis and several have … [Read more...]

Skilled Maintenance Services Covered Under Medicare

  As I still see skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies applying the … [Read more...]

Life Care Planning from a Doctor’s Perspective

Readers of this blog have seen me reference the thought-provoking blog called The New Old Age … [Read more...]

The Affordable Care Act Saved Seniors $5B in 2012

While the most controversial provisions of the Affordable Care Act will not go into effect until … [Read more...]

The Hospital Should Not be the Default Suggestion….

Readers of this blog know that much of my inspiration - not to mention my first-hand knowledge … [Read more...]

Communication is Essential for Good Elder Care

Like many people who have chosen some aspect of elder care as their profession, I was inspired to do … [Read more...]