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McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Planning and Paying for Long-term Care (Part 4 in a Series: Medicaid/Medical Assistance)
Posted on 30 May 2012 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

B y Scott Alan Mitchell As of January 1, 2012, the average cost of skilled nursing care in Pennsylvania is $8,112.13 per month. Recall that according to national statistics, approximately 50% of nursing care throughout the country is paid by Medicaid... Read More

Will Medicare Pay for Your Florida Nursing Home?
Posted on 16 Jul 2012 by karplaw

Are you one of the many Florida residents relying on Medicare to pay your way if you ever need nursing home care? Depending on what you mean by "nursing home," you, your family and your pocketbook could be in for a big shock. Many people fail... Read More

Medicare May No Longer Use Improvement Standard to Deny Short-Term Skilled Care
Posted on 30 Oct 2012 by karplaw

The beginning of open enrollment and intense speculation about the election's impact on Medicare are not the only Medicare-related headlines these days. A new development may greatly help Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions who need skilled... Read More

Nursing Home Case – Elder Abuse Remedy Is Only Available Upon Evidence of Despicable Conduct and Knowledge of Serious Danger
Posted on 17 Aug 2011 by Dave Tate

By David W. Tate In Carter v. Prime Healthcare Paradise Valley, LLC (California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, August 12, 2011, No. D057852) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from... Read More

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Planning and Paying for Long-term Care (Part 4 in a Series: Medicaid/Medical Assistance)
Posted on 30 May 2012 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

B y Scott Alan Mitchell As of January 1, 2012, the average cost of skilled nursing care in Pennsylvania is $8,112.13 per month. Recall that according to national statistics, approximately 50% of nursing care throughout the country is paid by Medicaid... Read More

Falling off a financial cliff without Medicare to catch you
Posted on 15 Aug 2011 by karplaw

Many spouses or adult children of seniors come to see me when their loved one has been admitted to, or is soon going into, a nursing home for long-term care. They are traumatized over their loved one's situation, of course. Often they are feeling... Read More

New Wave of Lawsuits May Force Children to Pay for Elderly Parents' Nursing Costs
Posted on 28 Jul 2012 by David Goldman

Many of our clients and readers in Florida are caregivers of elderly parents; they have chosen to take responsibility for their parents--whether it be physical responsibility, financial, or other. But what if instead of making that choice, you had responsibility... Read More

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Filial Support and Mr. Pittas
Posted on 27 Aug 2012 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

By Scott Alan Mitchell In this issue of McNees Insights , I will take a brief detour from the ongoing series, "Planning and Paying for Long-Term Care," to discuss a recent and significant Pennsylvania case that has generated a great deal... Read More