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The Different Ways Lawyers Can Charge for Their Work

Lawyers’ fees vary greatly and their systems of charging fees vary as well.  

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Low Interest Rates Force Long-Term Care Insurance Prices Up

Prices for long-term care insurance policies jumped between 6 and 17 percent in the past year, according to an industry survey ..

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ElderLawAnswers Attorney Wins Landmark Settlement in Medicaid Case

The settlement of a class action lawsuit in Maryland clarifies when nursing home residents do not have to contribute to the cost o...

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Feds Move to Protect Some Surviving Spouses of Reverse Mortgage Holders

The federal government has issued a new rule that aimed at protecting certain spouses of reverse mortgage holders from being forced out of their homes when the mortgage holder dies.

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'Who Moved My Dentures?'

The general perception of long-term care facilities is of places to be avoided at all costs.

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Reverse Mortgages: The Basics

Reverse mortgages make it possible for house-rich but cash-poor elders to use their housing equity to pay for home care while they remain in the home, or to use the money for anything else. 

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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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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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