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Older Long-Term Care Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Alzheimer's Facility, Court Rules

The point of buying long-term care insurance is so you don't have to worry how to pay for a nursing home (or other types of long-t...

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Medicare's Observation Policy Comes Under Scrutiny

Medicare is launching a pilot program to determine whether relaxing its payment rules can help patients who require nursing home c...

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Senior Cohousing: A Retirement Alternative

Seniors want to remain at home as long as possible, but with family spread out all over the country, it isn't always easy to do so...

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New Approach Reduces Unwanted Medical Treatments at End of Life

Nursing home patients are less likely to be subjected to unwanted medical interventions or hospitalizations under a program ...

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Nasty, Brutish & Long: Adventures in Old Age and the World of Eldercare

A psychologist with years of experience treating nursing home residents reveals the bureaucratic and sometimes heartless world behind the cosmetic facades of places with names like "Pleasant Manor," and reflects on how care at the end of life could be made more humane.

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State's Closely Watched Effort to Privatize Its Welfare System in Trouble

Indiana was on track to becoming the first state to privatize the running of its welfare system, including Medicaid for the elderl...

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Long-Term Care Program Is Casualty of "Fiscal Cliff" Deal

The final budget deal Congress passed to avert the “fiscal cliff” repeals a long-term care insurance program that would have helped keep the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes and off the Medicaid rolls.  In its place, the budget bill establishes a commission to come up with an alternative plan to make long-term care available for those who need it. 

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Requiring Adult Children to Pay for Aging Parents

Twenty-eight states currently have laws making adult children responsible for their parents ...

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