Tag Archives: nursing home planning

For – Profit Nursing Homes Providing Inadequate Care

Planning for the later years of life can be a difficult conversation, whether it happens between couples, an entire family, or simply a patient and their doctor. However, taking the time to discuss, explore options, and commit to a long-term care arrangement can lead to a happier, healthier, and ultimately less costly old age. New …. Read More

Long-Term Care Insurance Hike Expected For Public Employees

Our Los Angeles followers may have reads posts in this blog in which we remind people that estate planning is something that a person or a couple should do to arrange for asset transfer during their life or at death. A well-thought-out estate plan also addresses the issues of health care-related matters should incapacitation occur. …. Read More

Long-Term Care Worries California Residents, Study Says

Few in California have escaped the political news as the presidential election moves closer. It seems as though health care issues, senior citizen financial issues, Medicare and the economy are blending together in a perfect storm of anxiety and concern. Recently a study has revealed something on which the Republicans, Democrats and Independents among us …. Read More

Long-Term Care Insurance 101

In our previous postings we have discussed the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease among the elderly, and also the importance of considering all of one’s options as part of thorough and detailed estate planning. One of the means to ensure one will be taken care of, and not be a burden to one’s family, is to …. Read More

Estate Plan – Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.

When a 48-year-old San Francisco woman’s mother had a massive stroke, both mother and daughter were catapulted into a series of decisions. Where would the mother live? How much care did the 83-year-old need? Could the other adult children help out? The hospital recommended a nursing home, but that didn’t seem right. A tidal wave …. Read More

Long-Term Health Care Insurance Costs Creep Up, Benefits Fall

One of California’s, and our nation’s, demographic trends is the increasing longevity of our citizens. We are spending longer in retirement, and a much longer time in nursing homes at the end of our lives. This has resulted in an insurance product — long-term health care insurance. But what happens if the insurance doesn’t cover …. Read More