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How To Choose A Nursing Home

The idea of putting Mom or Dad into a nursing home is not a decision any family member takes lightly. In fact, it’s been written that making the decision to place an aging loved one in a nursing [...]

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How To Find A Nursing Home Or Retirement Community

How To Find A Nursing Home Or Retirement Community Many adults in the Rochester, NY area will find themselves faced with being part of the “sandwich generation.” This means caring for their [...]

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Should Consensual Sex Be Allowed Between Residents In Assisted-Living Facilities?

Should Consensual Sex Be Allowed Between Residents In Assisted-Living Facilities? Living in an assisted living facility doesn’t mean the sex drives of older individuals are diminished. The fact [...]

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Medicare Nursing Home Grading System Altered

The U.S. government has revamped its grading system for nursing homes, and the new way will make it tougher for homes to get higher grades. Currently, about one-third of homes are below standard. [...]

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When Nursing Homes Control Residents’ Assets

A recent NY Times article focused on how some nursing homes seek control of a resident’s assets and income to insure payment of their monthly bills. While the nursing home is entitled to be [...]

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Medicare Changes Coverage Of Long Term Care

There has been an important change in what Medicare will pay for in terms of long term care. It is the result of the settlement of a class action suit. Before the settlement, Medicare would cover [...]

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Long Term Care Insurance Pitfalls

Watch out when shopping for long term care insurance. Long term care costs are out of sight and can fast erase one’s savings, so many boomers are now seeking to buy long term care insurance. But [...]

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Private Long-Term Care Program Drawbacks

While everyone has been scrutinizing the Affordable Care Act, another change in the way health care is being delivered and paid for is underway, but without much attention. There are serious [...]