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 […]


How to Get the Right Power of Attorney

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We never know what life has in store for us. We are always at risk of becoming temporarily or permanently incapacitated due to accident, illness, or aging. A power of attorney allows you (the “principal”) to give someone else (your “agent”) the authority to act and make decisions for you in you are ever unable […]

How Much Does Long Term Care Cost?

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Each year Genworth surveys long-term care providers in hundreds of local regions nationwide to determine the cost of various long term care services. This information  can help consumers anticipate and plan to meet the high cost of care in their preferred geographic location and care setting. Genworth recently issued its survey report for 2016. Here are some highlights […]

New Law Authorizes PA ABLE Savings Accounts

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Act 17 of 2016 – The Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (PA ABLE) – became law on April 18th. The new law authorizes the creation of special tax free savings accounts for individuals who became severely disabled before they reached age 26. In December 2014, the Federal government first authorized states to create […]

Alzheimer’s Report Documents Financial Difficulties Faced by Caregivers.

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The Alzheimer’s Association has released the 2016 edition of its Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures report. The Report is a comprehensive compilation of information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. It sheds light on the impact of Alzheimer’s on individuals, families, government and the nation’s health care system. In 2016 an estimated 5.4 million Americans have […]