Category: Medicare

Choosing Someone to Help with Home Care

While the majority of questions about family caregiving are extremely complicated, the question of whether or not every home care agency and the people working for them are alike is one of the few that can be answered with a yes or no. There are two primary types of home care services that insurance companies[...]

America’s Nursing Home Shortage: What It Means for You

You may never step foot in a nursing home. That’s the big headline over at CNBC this month. Sounds like good news, right? Well, maybe not, when you consider the reason why you’ll never see the inside of a skilled nursing facility. It’s not so much that you won’t need to… you just won’t be[...]

White House Wants to Reform Nursing Home Safety

Times are changing for nursing homes. View image | gettyimages.com For the last several decades, American residents and their families have generally expressed widespread dissatisfaction with the state of nursing home care. After all, the homes are universally expensive (and growing costlier all the time), and the ballooning bills sting all the more when prices[...]

Nearly 1/3 of New Jersey Nursing Homes Have A Low Rating

Finding a stellar nursing home for your loved ones is incredibly important, but it’s also extremely difficult. Great nursing homes are simply hard to come by, and that’s particularly true here in New Jersey. View image | gettyimages.com According to U.S. News & World Report, nearly a third (32%) of New Jersey’s nursing homes have[...]

Paying for Alzheimer’s: Medicare, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care

Few diagnoses are more devastating than Alzheimer’s, both in terms of its health toll and its extraordinary financial imposition on families. Paying for long-term care isn’t easy, especially if you or your parents haven’t already been saving for years. Even well in advance, finding the extra money to set aside for a long-term care fund[...]

Plan for Long-Term Care Costs Now

While most Americans are aware of the distinct possibility that they will require long-term care after reaching the age of seniority, it is next to impossible to determine when this care will be needed, and what the extent of it will be. It is therefore vital for everyone to have a plan for the potential[...]

Paying for Nursing Home Costs

The number of people who will require nursing home care will continue to rise as the baby boomer population continues to age. Although there are a myriad of programs that may assist these people in paying for that care, often times people need help navigating their way through these options. A recent article discusses several[...]