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Private Geriatric Care Managers Assist Elderly And Families

The geriatric care management field is growing. The Aging Life Care Association, a trade association for the industry, reports about 300 new members a year. By Encarnacion Pyle COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hart Fetsko feels grateful and fortunate to be able to care for her aging mother. But after she had provided for her mom’s every […]

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Grandparents Raising Grandkids: 3 Things to Know

Oftentimes, grandparents become primary caregivers due to unforeseen circumstances. Here are three things those taking on this responsibility should consider.

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Counting on Medicaid to Avoid a Nursing Home? it’s Up to Congress

States can choose whether to offer Medicaid services at home, but nursing home coverage, which is more expensive, is a required benefit.

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Low Medicaid Rates Limit Access to Assisted Living, Quality Care

More than 700,000 elderly and disabled Americans receive health care in residential care communities, such as assisted living facilities. As the population ages, this number will grow. A new study by RTI International found that low Medicaid payment rates for services in assisted living and similar settings discourage residential care providers from serving Medicaid beneficiaries, which […]

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Learn How to Avoid financial scams

Fraudsters are increasingly picking up the phone and using old-school tricks to steal your money by pretending to be a government worker or a family member in trouble.

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How to Get Care at Home Without Busting The Bank

The vast majority of older adults receive long-term care at home, not in nursing homes. But few people plan for this expense.   By Judith Graham The vast majority of older adults receive long-term care at home, not in nursing homes. But few people plan for this expense. Nor do they see long-term care insurance […]

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