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  • Mild Alzheimer's Lowers Financial Acumen - Empasizing the Need for Planning ASAP
    Mild Alzheimer's Lowers Financial Acumen - Empasizing the Need for Planning ASAP

    New research shows that patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have a dramatic decline in their ability to make financial decisions over a one year period. The discovery has strong implications ...

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  • When Should Family Members Be Compensated as Caregivers?
    When Should Family Members Be Compensated as Caregivers?

    In many families, the situation is familiar: As your loved ones grow older, they need help with daily and routine tasks. Often, a family member steps in and takes care of the elder. Over time, the ...

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  • Coming Soon: Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes
    Coming Soon: Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes

    You can eat at a five-star restaurant or stay at a five-star hotel. By year’s end, you’ll also be able to select a five-star nursing home. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has ...

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  • Addressing Poor Care in Nursing Homes
    Addressing Poor Care in Nursing Homes

    Too many nursing homes fall short of the standards they should meet in caring for our spouses, parents, and loved ones. When we place a loved one in a nursing home, we expect they will be safe, ...

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  • Clock on Medicare's Three-Day Hospitalization Requirement for SNF Coverage Starts at Inpatient Admittance
    Clock on Medicare's Three-Day Hospitalization Requirement for SNF Coverage Starts at Inpatient Admittance

    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals rules that until a patient is formally admitted to a hospital as an inpatient, the clock does not begin to run on Medicare’s three-day hospital stay requirement to ...

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  • Nursing Home Negligence and Medical Malpractice in Michigan
    Nursing Home Negligence and Medical Malpractice in Michigan

    When an elder enters a nursing home or other assisted-living facility, the elder and his or her family made that difficult decision based on the elder’s need to receive the specialized care offered by ...

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