Older Americans Face Tough Choices When Planning for Long-Term Care

We once heard someone say, “Growing old isn’t for sissies.” If you’re a regular listener to our AgingOptions radio program, or a regular reader of our blog, it won’t come as a surprise to you that aging Americans face some significant challenges when planning for their long-term care. Now this article that just appeared last…

Trump Administration Overhauls Policy on Medicaid Work Requirement

The Trump administration announced last week what experts are calling a “pivotal change” in the nation’s Medicaid program. For the first time the federal government is planning to allow individual states to establish a work requirement for some able-bodied Medicaid recipients. There have been a plethora of articles about this policy changed ever since it…

Nursing Home Rating System Plagued with Inaccuracies, Says Report

Since 2008, consumers searching for the best quality nursing care facilities have relied on a 5-star rating system on the “Nursing Home Compare” website maintained by the U.S. Government (that website is located here – it allows you to search and review nursing care facilities by zip code or locale). The site includes a rating…

Program Provides Long-Term Support to Vets – but Most Never Apply

Veterans Day 2017 may have come and gone, but the need to provide better information to veterans concerning benefits available from the VA never seems to diminish. Recently we encountered this troubling article on the aging website NextAvenue – troubling in that it tells the tale of yet another senior benefit that too often goes…