Navigating Medicare and Medicaid

Although Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law in 1965, there continues to be a considerable degree of confusion around the programs and their respective eligibility requirements. It’s often not until faced with the reality and expense of paying for long-term care that many of us start to research the options available to us. According…

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Navigating Medicare and Medicaid

Financing Long-Term Care: Planning for Your Loved One and You

Most of us will require long-term care at some point in our lives. Planning for long-term care and its costs can seem like a complex experience however making time to plan and seeking expert advice earlier in life can give us greater peace of mind and more time to enjoy the comfort and company of…

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Financing Long-Term Care: Planning for Your Loved One and You

Make LGBTQ Elders Feel Welcome and Cared For

Make LGBTQ Elders Feel Welcome and Cared For: Join HRC and SAGE’s Long-term Care Equality Index Thank you to Dan Stewart for contributing to this guest post. Dan Stewart is the Associate Director of the Aging Equality Project for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and directs the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI). Dan received his…

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Make LGBTQ Elders Feel Welcome and Cared For

New Visitation Guidance

Update: CMS has released new guidance as of November 12, 2021. Read about it in our new blog post. Over the past year, people in long-term care have been more affected by COVID-19 than almost anyone else. From staff to residents to families, we have seen people pivot and completely change how they work, live,…

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New Visitation Guidance

Advocating for Your Loved One

The past year has been difficult for all of us, but the toll it has taken on older adults, particularly those living in long-term care, has been staggering. When they needed their loved ones the most, doors have been closed. Families are desperate to help, but they don’t know where to start.  Advocating on an…

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Advocating for Your Loved One

Elder Neglect: What is it, and what can you do about it?

Neglect of those living in long-term care facilities and those living in the community is an important topic to understand. There are many forms of neglect and a wide variety of signs to look out for. This may make it very difficult to spot instances of neglect. Fortunately, there are steps that friends, family, neighbors,…

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Elder Neglect: What is it, and what can you do about it?

COVID-19 and Increased Elder Abuse Risks

If the situation is an emergency, please call 9-1-1. Professionals expect that for every case of adult abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23 cases go unreported. This is a devastating expectation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the coronavirus, more and more older adults are isolated and self-neglected than ever. Not only…

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COVID-19 and Increased Elder Abuse Risks