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Our Broken Care System: How an Aging Ally Can Help

By Miles Hurley | October 16, 2019

Last week’s blog explored the complexity of and potential changes to the nursing home admission rules laid out by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. There are specific requirements that must be met in order for Medicare to pay for nursing home care. These rules are complex and confusing, and mistakes can be costly.…

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Increasing Long-Term Care Costs: 2017 Survey

By Hurley Elder Care Law | October 20, 2017

  Findings of a new report, the Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Survey, was just released by Genworth Financial. The findings: the median annual cost of a private room in a nursing home is $97,455 ($8,121/month); a semi-private room is $85,775 per year ($7,148/month); a home health aide costs about $49,000 per year ($4,099/month) and…

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Increasing Long-Term Care Costs

By Hurley Elder Care Law | October 20, 2017

Findings of a new report, the Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Survey, was just released by Genworth Financial. The findings: the median annual cost of a private room in a nursing home is $97,455 ($8,121/month); a semi-private room is $85,775 per year ($7,148/month); a home health aide costs about $49,000 per year ($4,099/month) and that…

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Using the Medicaid “Spend Down” to Pre-Pay Funeral Expenses

By Hurley Elder Care Law | September 14, 2017

Money, Death, and Medicaid—topics very few want to discuss. When it comes to planning ahead for retirement, long-term care needs or death, I have come to learn that few families ever approach these topics. Most of our families come to us in crisis – they have insufficient funds for retirement, no plan for their long-term…

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Doctors Failing to Talk About Costs

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 6, 2016

When doctors fail to discuss costs with their patients, it can undermine the patient’s health.

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Higher Drug Prices Affecting Seniors

By Hurley Elder Care Law | March 25, 2016

Seniors are seeing an increase in drug prices.

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