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How to Avoid Medicaid Estate Recovery

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It is an unfortunate reality of aging. If we live long enough most of us will eventually have a chronic condition or illness that limits our ability to do some basic tasks. We may need help with household chores, shopping, money management, medications or transportation. Or we may need assistance with so-called “activities of daily […]

PACE (LIFE) Program Rules Being Updated

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PACE is a Medicare and Medicaid funded program that provides comprehensive medical and social services to enable older adults to live in the community instead of a nursing home. Pennsylvania has been a national leader in promoting the PACE concept. On a national level, the program is referred to as PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care […]

Documenting your Wishes with an Advance Directive

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Advance care planning is a process through which you consider your personal values about medical treatment and the care you want to receive at the end of life, discuss those values with your family and others close to you, and complete documents that record those decisions for the future.  It is the best way to help […]

Employee Spotlight: Nicholas Lutz

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Attorney Nicholas (Nick) Lutz has been practicing elder law with Marshall, Parker & Weber since 2013. In that time, he has helped families with estate planning and administration, special needs planning, and long-term care crisis planning.  Nick enjoys meeting clients and talking with them about planning strategies and helping to determine how they can best […]

Oversight of PA Nursing Homes Lacking Says State Auditor

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Pennsylvania has about 80,000 nursing home residents. Their care is provided by approximately 700 long term care facilities. These residents are among our most vulnerable citizens. They are reliant on the protections provided by government regulation and inspections of the facilities. Most nursing homes are regulated by both federal and state agencies. In Pennsylvania, the […]

Where the Action is . . .

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By Josephine Reviello I didn’t realize how much I missed being a part of the “action” in a long-term care facility until I began volunteering in one. You probably don’t hear the words “action” and “facility” used in the same sentence very often, if at all. And if you do, your immediate thoughts might not […]