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  COVID-19 is particularly concerning for the elderly if they are living in long-term care facilities. These places present an increased level of danger for this population because health care workers are taking care of several people as they move from one room to the other. The fact that these people remain in one place makes this situation even more difficult for our healthcare professionals to manage. According to the New York Times, long-term…
  COVID-19 is particularly concerning for the elderly if they are living in long-term care facilities. These places present an increased level of danger for this population because health care workers are taking care of several people as they move from one room to the other. The fact that these people remain in one place makes this situation even more difficult for our healthcare professionals to manage. According to the New York Times, long-term…
As people age, their capabilities to perform various functions like management of property become limited. A power of attorney comes in handy to help you as the principal to donate your powers to another party – known as an agent – to act on your behalf in making some or all decisions regarding your estate. There are four types of power of attorney from which you can choose, but it takes a good understanding…
As people age, their capabilities to perform various functions like management of property become limited. A power of attorney comes in handy to help you as the principal to donate your powers to another party – known as an agent – to act on your behalf in making some or all decisions regarding your estate. There are four types of power of attorney from which you can choose, but it takes a good understanding…
Access to affordable medical care is especially important during a global health crisis. You should be aware that federal law prevents states that have accepted increased Medicaid funding from terminating Medicaid benefits while the coronavirus health emergency continues. The Secretary of Health and Human Services has declared a nationwide public health emergency for COVID-19. In light of the public health emergency, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides that if you were enrolled in Medicaid…
Access to affordable medical care is especially important during a global health crisis. You should be aware that federal law prevents states that have accepted increased Medicaid funding from terminating Medicaid benefits while the coronavirus health emergency continues. The Secretary of Health and Human Services has declared a nationwide public health emergency for COVID-19. In light of the public health emergency, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides that if you were enrolled in Medicaid…
Chronic understaffing. Low-wage caregivers. Difficulty containing infections. These are problems that nursing homes faced in the best of times but that have proved especially deadly as the coronavirus pandemic has spread like wildfire though long-term care facilities. In response, many states have moved to shield nursing homes — and in some states assisted living facilities as well — from lawsuits related to the care they are providing during the pandemic. Long-term care advocates are fiercely…
Chronic understaffing. Low-wage caregivers. Difficulty containing infections. These are problems that nursing homes faced in the best of times but that have proved especially deadly as the coronavirus pandemic has spread like wildfire though long-term care facilities. In response, many states have moved to shield nursing homes — and in some states assisted living facilities as well — from lawsuits related to the care they are providing during the pandemic. Long-term care advocates are fiercely…
The closure of Social Security offices has caused problems and worries for recently unemployed seniors who need to apply for Medicare after losing their employer coverage. In response, the federal government has announced that seniors affected by the crisis have additional time to enroll in Medicare or change plans. With millions of people out of work and losing their employer health insurance due to the coronavirus pandemic, the need for Medicare coverage is critical. While…
The closure of Social Security offices has caused problems and worries for recently unemployed seniors who need to apply for Medicare after losing their employer coverage. In response, the federal government has announced that seniors affected by the crisis have additional time to enroll in Medicare or change plans. With millions of people out of work and losing their employer health insurance due to the coronavirus pandemic, the need for Medicare coverage is critical. While…