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Falling off a financial cliff without Medicare to catch you

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 completely blindsided, having recently learned...

Nursing Home Case – Elder Abuse Remedy Is Only Available Upon Evidence of Despicable Conduct and Knowledge of Serious Danger

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 lexisONE Free Case Law ] the Court affirmed the trial...

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

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 - more than double any other source of payment ...

Will Medicare Pay for Your Florida Nursing Home?

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 to realize that Medicare does not cover long-term...

New Wave of Lawsuits May Force Children to Pay for Elderly Parents' Nursing Costs

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 for your aging parents thrust upon you...

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Filial Support and Mr. Pittas

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 of discussion in legal and health care communities...

Medicare May No Longer Use Improvement Standard to Deny Short-Term Skilled Care

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 nursing and rehabilitation. In the past, Medicare...