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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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Book Review: Everyday Law for Seniors

Seniors confront many issues that require a basic understanding of   the law.

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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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Hiring a Caregiver: Should You Employ One Yourself or Go Through an Agency?

Most seniors prefer to stay at home as long as possible rather than move into a nursing home...

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How to Reduce Long-Term Care Insurance Costs

While long-term care insurance can be a good way to pay for a nursing home stay or a home health care worker, it doesn't come cheap. 

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The Complex Modern Family Requires a New Planning Model, Book Argues

A new book suggests that planning for elder care and a loved one's death are especially important for today's complex modern families.

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