In which we cover who you are, how to be healthy, your ability to make good financial decisions as you age, a law suit against HUD and other stories in the news for the first week of 2013.
Why is spirituality important and what role does it play as we age? Is it possibe to legislate caring for our parents? China is going to find out. Will the new cars make it possible to continue driving longer?
Health Half of the hospitals in America will see Medicare payments go down A less than one percent change in payments either way wouldn’t seem like much of a carrot or stick in the effort to improve quality of care in the nation’s hospitals but when you’re talking about $1 billion dollars the differences can […]
Legal Don’t be penny-wise but pound foolish when it comes to Medicaid asset transfers “Work with an elder attorney when transferring assets to qualify for Medicaid because even a small miss-step in the timing of transfers can be very expensive,” said Jerrica Pierson Seeger, an attorney at Johnson and Nagaich. Of course a lawyer would […]
Health Eating healthy has major cardiovascular benefits There are a lot of things you can do to preserve your health but one of the biggest steps you can take to avoid health risks such as heart attacks, diabetes or Alzheimer’s disease is to watch your diet. Heart attacks and diabetes are largely preventable diseases (and […]
Legal Court affirms judgment against daughter for misappropriating funds A Tennessee couple (Garnette and William Kidd) moved into the daughter’s mother’s home in order to care for her. The mother (Lola Lee Duggan) eventually moved into a nursing home and received Medicaid benefits. After Duggan died the state of Tennessee filed a claim against her […]
Legal Court affirms caregiver not liable for nursing home care In 2006, an Armenian home health aide, Araxie Symeonidis agreed to allow Eugenia Baboudjian, also an Armenian to move in with her so that Symeonidis could provide care for her. As part of the move in, Baboudijian’s lawyer drew up documents including a medical power […]
Medicare providers more likely to win on appeal than beneficiaries Medicare providers and beneficiaries may appeal decisions related to claims for health care services and items but according to a report out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, health care providers who appealed at the third level (the first two levels are […]
Physicians rarely understand the legal documents pertaining to your medical wishes Confused about what’s entailed in an advance directive? You’re not alone. According to an article on amednews.com, an online version of American Medical News, doctors and emergency room personnel have many of the same misunderstandings about living wills, advance directives and do-not-resuscitate orders as […]
Health Obese seniors risk quality of life A Gallup Poll of nearly 600,000 adults in the U.S. showed an increase in the number of people rated obese since a similar study four years ago. The highest jump in obesity rates occurred in individuals in their 40s, 70s and 80s. According to the study authors, obesity […]