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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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Esther Ellis sits on her bed at home in Hawthorne, Calif., on July 18, 2017. The 78-year-old received a new mattress earlier this year from Partners in Care, a nonprofit that runs four of the dozens of sites in California's Multipurpose Senior Services Program, a Medicaid-funded home services program. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

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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Nursing Homes Move Into The Insurance Business

These plans are recent additions to the Medicare Advantage market, where private plans have become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional fee-for-service coverage.

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