New Rule on Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements

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The Federal Government has issued a final rule that limits the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements between nursing facilities and their residents. The final rule was published on July 16, 2019 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) the government agency that regulates Medicare and Medicaid program providers. When someone is admitted to […]

Guides to Managing Someone Else’s Money

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At various times during my life I have had the responsibility of helping an aging relative pay their bills and handle their investments. I have been authorized to perform this financial caregiving either as a trustee or as an agent acting under a power of attorney. I can testify from personal experience that helping another […]

New “Adult Day Services” Facility

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Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s, another form of dementia, or a similar diagnosis is a taxing experience. Often, relieving a caregiver for just a short amount of time can make a huge difference in their physical and mental well-being. A new facility in Muncy, Liberty Manor, is providing Adult Day Services for […]

Being Mortal

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One major benefit of being semi-retired is that I have more time to “read” audio books each day while I walk and exercise.  This is given me the opportunity to catch up on books I have long wanted to read (e.g. Steinbeck’s East of Eden) as well as more current titles. I recently read a […]

New PA Laws of Interest to Older Adults

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The ending of the 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Legislative session has resulted in  the enactment of a flurry of new laws. Some may be of particular interest to seniors and their elder law attorneys. The new laws enacted in October include (click on the bill number to be taken to the underlying legislation): HB 270  – Act […]