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Home Health Care Patients With Chronic Conditions Are Having Trouble Getting Medicare

Posted on: February 26th, 2018
Medicare is supposed to provide up to 35 hours a week of home care to those who qualify, but many Medicare patients with chronic conditions are being wrongly denied such care, according to Kaiser Health News. ...

What Happens When a Nursing Home Closes?

Posted on: February 25th, 2018
A nursing home closure can be traumatic for residents who are forced to move. ...

Avoid Sibling Disputes Over Caregiving By Putting It in Writing

Posted on: February 24th, 2018
Caring for an elderly parent can be stressful for families. Siblings may disagree over how to provide care or where a parent will live, and if these squabbles escalate into a guardianship battle, it can cost the family thousands of dollars. ...

Costs of Some New Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Going Down in 2018

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018
While long-term care insurance costs are up in general, some policies are going down in 2018, according to the 2018 Long Term Care Insurance Price Index, an annual report from the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI), an industry group....

Will a government pension reduce my Social Security benefits?

Posted on: February 18th, 2018
If you earned a government pension from a job not subject to Social Security tax withholding ("noncovered employment") and are also eligible for Social Security benefits through a job where Social Security taxes were withheld, two provisions might reduce your benefits: the windfall elimination provision (WEP) and the government pension offset (GPO). ...

How does working affect Social Security retirement benefits?

Posted on: February 18th, 2018
If you're thinking about working as long as possible to increase your retirement savings, you may be wondering whether you can receive Social Security retirement benefits while you're still employed. ...
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