Biden Administration Eases Recommended Restrictions on Nursing Home Visits

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued new guidance on whether families can visit loved ones in nursing homes. The guidance allows indoor visitation even when the resident has not been vaccinated.  The coronavirus pandemic has hit long-term care facilities particularly hard, with more than 170,000 residents and employees dying of COVID-19. Most […]

A Modest Raise for Nursing Home Workers Could Save 15,000 Lives a Year: Study

Ruffini found that raising the minimum wage reduced turnover and increased tenure among nursing assistants. This greater continuity of care, she says, translated into improved health and safety conditions for the patients. At the same time, nursing home profits held steady because the extra costs were passed on in the form of higher fees.

How to Choose the Right Home Care Provider

Aging in place is the goal; wanting to stay in our homes as long as possible is the most quintessential decision one can make. One of the hardest choices to make is selecting the appropriate in-home provider for your loved one and yourself. There are many criteria from which to choose. The first would be […]

How Much is a Community Spouse Protected Financially in 2019?

By definition, the “community spouse” is the spouse of Medicaid recipient that is living in a nursing home. There is a certain amount of money the community spouse is allowed to keep without it endangering the recipients’ eligibility. This is where asset protection is important to explore with a qualified attorney. They can help with […]

Is Placing a Camera in a Nursing Home Room Legal?

Nowadays, we are under surveillance everywhere we go, whether we realize it or not. Cameras being in public places such as stores is nothing new to us, but with the advancement of mobile phones, now almost every single person walking the streets has the ability to take a picture, record or video anyone with or […]

The Boomer's Guide to Aging Parents- A Book Review

As Baby Boomers parents’ are aging, more and more books are coming out offering guidance. The Boomer’s Guide to Aging Parents offers practical information that is often left out of other publications. Written by a retired attorney who was also a nurse, Carolyn Rosenblatt has a unique perspective on this topic. The  Boomer’s Guide to […]