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...]

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...]