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Live Up to Your Commitment to the Nursing Home, or Beware

A recent Connecticut case highlights the risk to family members of nursing home residents who don't live up to their financial com...

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Home Care Agencies Hiring Unqualified Caregivers, Study Finds

A new survey has shed light on the hiring practices of private home care agencies, and the news is not good ... 

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New Rules Would Give Home Health Care Workers Wage Protections

The Obama Administration is proposing to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health care workers ...

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A Trip to the Hospital May Put Assisted Living Residents on Medicaid at Risk of Eviction

Assisted living facility residents on Medicaid are at risk of eviction if they leave the facility, even for a temporary hospitaliz...

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Medicaid Expansion Signups Hindered By Fear of Estate Recovery

A fear that the government will seize their house after they die is causing some people to not sign up for expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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Tax Act Brings Changes to SSI / Medicaid Treatment of Refunds, Tax Credits

Several little-noticed provisions in the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 fundamentally alter how the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid programs treat tax refunds and other tax credits, making it easier for elders and people with special needs to maintain their benefits.

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Medicare Recipients Can Now See Results of Home Health Agency Patient Surveys

Given the choice, most seniors who need help with care would prefer to remain at home rather than move  ... 

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Medicaid Protections for the Healthy Spouse

Medicaid law provides special protections for the spouses of Medicaid applicants to make sure the spouses have the minimum support...

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