In July of this year, New Hampshire passed a law that gives nursing homes greater rights for seeking payments for patients.
I once took a speech class in which my instructor frequently stood on his soap box about how the American educational system spent a great deal of time developing written communication skills, a lesser amount of time with verbal communication skills and no time whatsoever with listening skills. Since proper communication requires aspects of…
Are you an employer and don’t know it? You might reasonably wonder how you could possibly fail to recognize when you hired your first employee but if you have hired a senior caregiver you are in jeopardy of running afoul of the IRS.
The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology announced the first new guidelines in years for preventing heart attacks and strokes.
Just last week, I posted an article on domicile. The point of that article was that it’s important for the individual to make it clear where their domicile is for tax purposes. But here’s another reason domicile is relevant and why individuals should be clear as to what they consider their domicile.
On this day in 1918, at the eleventh hour, the Allies of World War I and Germany signed an Armistice Agreement for cessation of hostilities along the western front. The United States changed the name of its day from Armistice Day to Veterans Day after World War II to remember all veterans. Unlike much of…
Under Medicare Part A and Part B, certain medical services and supplies are covered if they are provided in hospitals, doctors’ offices or other health care settings. For homebound individuals, those services may include medically necessary part-time or intermittent skilled nursing care and/or physical therapy, speech-language pathology service and/or services for people with a…
Medicare is one of the federal government’s largest programs. So, it isn’t any wonder that the so-called Silver Tsunami (the rise in the number of individuals 60 and over) worries those folks who pay attention to such things as the federal deficit.
Friends of mine, Bob and Margaret, live half the year in Washington state and half the year in Hawaii. It used to be that they only spent the coldest months of the year in Hawaii but as they age the time they spend in Washington becomes a smaller and smaller percentage of the year.
The good news is that middle-aged women can change their diets now and live longer lives. The better news is that it doesn’t take a major overhaul to achieve the effect.