Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home Contracts

As anyone who has had to admit a loved one to a nursing home knows, the contracts are long and full … [Read more...]

Guys and their Moms

Political Reporter Paul Singer filed an opinion piece in yesterday's USA Today  about the challenges … [Read more...]

New Guidelines Coming for Reverse Mortgages

While a reverse mortgage is not for everyone, it can be an excellent tool  for a senior who wants to … [Read more...]

Home for the Holidays

When I work with  seniors who are moving  from their own homes into memory care or assisted living … [Read more...]

New Rules for Medical Expense Deductions

When seniors and their families evaluate how much they can afford to pay for care, they often look … [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 Rules Coming for Reverse Mortgages

For many seniors who hope to age at home, a reverse mortgage, which is a way for people age 62 or … [Read more...]

Growing Old — Not Me!

Working for the past 30 years as a medical social worker primarily with elders and their families, … [Read more...]

Poll Reports Denial About Need for Long Term Care

A recent poll by the AP/NORC Center for Public Affairs Research confirms what many of us who work … [Read more...]

What Would You Tell the Federal Long Term Care Commission?

The "fiscal cliff" deal signed by President Obama at the end of 2012 established a new Commission … [Read more...]

Congress Establishes Commission on Long Term Care

Following the repeal of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act in … [Read more...]

Two Articles about Caregiving

This week I’ve come across two articles about caregiving, one a cautionary tale, the other about … [Read more...]

Protecting Your Assets While Caring for your Parents

Last week's post talked about the laws of some states, called "filial responsibility laws," that … [Read more...]

Are Adult Children Responsible for their Parents’ Nursing Home Bills?

 My clients' adult children  frequently ask me if they will be responsible for their parents' … [Read more...]