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'Gang of Six' Deficit Plan Would Cancel Long-Term Care Program

A deficit-reduction plan gaining traction in Washington would do away with a new national long-term care insurance program ...

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Avoid Sibling Disputes Over Caregiving By Putting It in Writing

Caring for an elderly parent can be stressful for families.

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How to Select an In-Home Aide

If your family is considering hiring a home aide, the first decision is what type of aide you need ... 

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Late Bush Rule Making It Harder to Prove Cases Against Nursing Homes

The Bush administration quietly issued a rule last fall closing off a key source of information about abuse and neglect in nursing homes...

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How to Fight a Nursing Home Discharge

Once a resident is settled in a nursing home, being told to leave can be very traumatic.

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Suit Contests Hospitals' Practice of Not Admitting Patients Prior to Nursing Home Transfer

Seven Medicare patients have filed a class action lawsuit challenging a Medicare policy that allows hospitals to place patients ..

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Lawyer at Forefront of Fight Against Elder Abuse Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Marie-Therese Connolly, a former Department of Justice lawyer who has devoted her career to combating elder abuse ... 

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Feds Rescind Rule Protecting Some Reverse Mortgage Non-Borrowing Spouses

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has rescinded a rule issued last year that was intended to keep at least some spouses of reverse mortgage holders from being forced out of their homes when the mortgage holder dies.  Instead, these spouses will have more time before the foreclosure process begins.

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