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long-term care

Washington State Retools First-in-the-Nation Long-Term Care Benefit

Patricia Keys, 71 and a stroke survivor, needs help with many everyday activities, such as dressing and bathing. Her daughter Christina, who lives near her mom in Vancouver, Washington, cares for her in the evenings and pays about $3,000 a month for help from other caregivers.

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California Blows The Doors Off Medicaid Asset Limits

Paying for long term care, whether in a nursing home or care at home, has been a major challenge for the elderly and disabled, because Medicare covers only a very short stay for nursing facilities, and custodial home care is very limited as well.

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For Older LGBTQ+ Adults, Entering A Nursing Home Can Feel Like Coming Out Again

As the United States continues to recognize, include and protect the LGBTQ+ community, one part of that group may not come to mind immediately: older adults.

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Democrats Plan To Boost Medicare, Long-Term Care Spending

The budget package Democrats are assembling in Congress would likely provide the biggest jolt to the American health care system since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, according to sources familiar with work on the plan.

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Caring And Providing Health Care For An Aging Nation

Health care for the nation’s seniors looms large as the baby-boom generation ages into retirement. resident Joe Biden tacitly acknowledged those needs in March with his proposal to spend $400 billion over the next eight years to improve access to in-home and community-based care.

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Poll: Government Should Help Americans Age At Home

A majority of Americans agree that government should help people fulfill a widely held aspiration to age in their own homes, not institutional settings, a new poll finds.

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