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Tag Archives: Paying for Nursing Home Care

Introduction to Long Term Care Planning

By Eric Millhorn |

You may have heard of long term care planning before, but you may not know exactly what it refers to. In the world of elder law when this term is used, it is referring to something very specific. At the end of life many people need extended care in environments that can meet their… Read More »

Medicare Changes May Lead More Seniors to Stay at Home

By Eric Millhorn |

Nationwide, there is a growing movement among state legislatures to push for reforms aimed at keeping seniors out of nursing homes. This push comes from a lot of places. For some, concerns about abuse and neglect make people avoid admission as long as possible. Others simply feel dehumanized by being taken out of their… Read More »

What is Florida’s Medically Needy Program, and How Does it Work?

By Eric Millhorn |

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, many states have enacted laws expanding Medicaid coverage by offering insurance to more people than were previously eligible. However, not all states participate in Medicaid expansion. Florida remains one of several states that have opted out of expansion; therefore, it is very difficult for adults to… Read More »

March 8, 2016 Government Report Warns of Looming Drug Price Increases

By Eric Millhorn |

With the 2016 elections well under way, many older adults are wondering how the candidates will shape the future of Medicare, Social Security, and other programs that help seniors. And while the future of health care in America may not be certain, one definitely is going to change – drug prices. The 2016 report… Read More »

Obesity Rates Higher in Southern States: Florida a Significant Exception

By Eric Millhorn |

A project partly funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation keeps track of obesity and disease rates in the U.S. One of the most significant health risks of this century is type-II diabetes. According to one source, obesity rates are escalating out of control and many policymakers wonder what can be done to stop… Read More »

Rising Costs of Long-term Care Threaten Retirement for Many Americans

By Eric Millhorn |

Many Florida residents know that long-term skilled nursing care is getting expensive – really expensive. And if you have looked at the statistics, then you know this trend is only going to get worse over the next 20 years. While this is disturbing for those already well into their retirement years, it is becoming… Read More »

Will the Nursing Home Take My House?

By Eric Millhorn |

Clients often wonder what will happen when and if they must go to a long-term skilled nursing facility. Fears may range from practical financial concerns, such as whether their retirement will be sufficient to cover the expense or whether they will become a financial burden on their children to more unspeakable fears like mistreatment… Read More »

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