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What Benefits Are Available to Veterans?

What Benefits Are Available to Veterans?

What Benefits Are Available to Veterans?A question we hear a lot is “What benefits am I (or my parent, spouse, etc.) entitled to as a veteran of the U.S. military?” It’s a straightforward question, but unfortunately, the answer can get complicated. The good news is that there are several different benefits out there for veterans. As […]

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Village Mentality

Does the “Village Mentality” Work to Take Care of Our Elderly Loved Ones?

Does the “Village Mentality” Work to Take Care of Our Elderly Loved Ones? As elder care costs increase, more and more elders and their loved ones are considering at-home care options with family caregivers. Of course, while our loved ones usually prefer this approach at home to living in a nursing home or assisted living facility, […]

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healthcare wishes

If Someone Ignores Your Healthcare Wishes, Can You Sue?

If Someone Ignores Your Healthcare Wishes, Can You Sue?​If Someone Ignores Your Healthcare Wishes, Can You Sue?If you’ve done end of life planning, you likely have a document in which you appoint someone to make medical decisions for you if you cannot make them yourself. It also probably communicates your wishes regarding medical treatment in […]

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resident aggression

Resident Aggression in Institutional Elder Care Settings

Resident Aggression in Institutional Elder Care SettingsOne of the most difficult aspects of both having a loved one in an assisted living or skilled nursing setting, and of administering those settings safely, is processing often unpredictable behavior of individuals with dementia. The actions of residents often do not correspond to any rational reality we understand. […]

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Nursing Homes Can No Longer Hide Behind Arbitration

​Nursing Homes Can No Longer Hide Behind Arbitration…or Can They?The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency under Health and Human Services that administers the federal side of Medicare and Medicaid regulation, has long struggled with the question of whether nursing homes and other long-term care facilities can require that disputes be submitted […]

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