Andy Landis spoke at a recent “Boot Camp” that Seattle elder law attorney, Rajiv Nagaich held. Landis who has over 30 years of experience writing about and learning about Social Security is a big draw because just an hour or so in a seminar with him can result in significantly larger Social Security payouts.
Below are the links for both married couples and single individuals for the basic resource and income guidelines for Washington state-sponsored programs. These guidelines get updated throughout the year and affect eligibility for long-term care programs. The guidelines here became effective January 1, 2015. Washington State Medical & Resource Standards-Married Washington State Medicaid & Resource Standards-Married
Choose where you’ll age carefully. New research indicates that where seniors live not only dictates how much health care they receive but also which medications doctors prescribe for them. The research is new but the results are not. Seniors often get prescribed medications deemed high risk (and listed on this Beers listing) but the…
My dog, Denali started screaming in pain every time he jumped up or moved too fast. He was only 2 years old and that and the fact that he is part Australian Shepherd and thus prone to jumping and moving fast forced me to take an otherwise healthy dog to my vet.
If you don’t have dental, vision or hearing coverage, you know how expensive those items are especially when they aren’t covered by Medicare or other private insurance. So a lot of seniors are resorting to medical credit cards.
The other day I went to pay a bill online and found that the amount I had already paid on the bill hadn’t been credited even though I had paid it weeks ago. It turned out the online information was static rather than real time, meaning the information online was only updated once a…
The July 2013 edition of The Journal of American Geriatrics Society has an interesting debate. The article takes a pro and con stance to the idea of screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.