Who is watching over the nursing home managing Mom’s Social Security?

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, nearly a million individuals relied on organizational payees to manage their Social Security benefits in 2018. Due to an aging population, more beneficiaries may need organizational payees in the future. These beneficiaries are among the most vulnerable because, in addition to being deemed incapable of managing their own … Continue reading Who is watching over the nursing home managing Mom’s Social Security?

What the new “Patient-Driven Payment Model” could mean for Medicare nursing home care.

On October 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began implementing a new payment system for Medicare-covered nursing home care. The payment system is called the “Patient Driven Payment Model” (PDPM). PDPM creates a new set of financial incentives for nursing homes to consider when admitting and discharging residents, as well as … Continue reading What the new “Patient-Driven Payment Model” could mean for Medicare nursing home care.

To live longer, here are some steps you can take – The Washington Post

Today happens to be my birthday...and I'm spending it not writing this post, but trout fishing in Colorado, so happy 59th birthday to me! I will relish this last year of my fifth decade, but I'm also in denial that it's all downhill from here. I intend to do all that I can to stay … Continue reading To live longer, here are some steps you can take – The Washington Post

Elderly hoarders must pay up or lose home. The Times – Apalachicola, FL

An elderly couple in Royal Palm Beach Florida has racked up over $400,000 of fines from citations received due to the deplorable condition of their home.  Ralph and Marguerite McCormack, age 75 and 71, are reported to have dementia, have no children or close family, and suffer from a hoarding addiction.  Conditions were so bad … Continue reading Elderly hoarders must pay up or lose home. The Times – Apalachicola, FL

Losing Your Mind, Losing Your Rights?

Kaitlyn C. Meeks recently published a Comment entitled, Losing Your Mind, Losing Your Rights?: A Certification Process to Safeguard Alzheimer's Patients and the Moving Target of the Lucid Interval, 44 U. Dayton L. Rev. 79-109 (2018). Provided below is an introduction to the Comment. For the rest of the comment, see: Wills, Trusts & Estates … Continue reading Losing Your Mind, Losing Your Rights?

4 Reasons Parents Don’t Discuss Money (and Why They Should)

Many adult children of aging parents find it difficult to talk to their parents about their finances. It is no wonder that these same adult children find it difficult to discuss their own wealth with their grown children. Parents would be remiss if they did not talk to their children about drinking and driving, using … Continue reading 4 Reasons Parents Don’t Discuss Money (and Why They Should)

Nursing home has no standing in suit against resident’s daughter.

A New Jersey appeals court ruled that a nursing home has no standing to lodge a conversion claim or infringement of fiduciary duty against the daughter of a resident who transferred the resident's cash to herself, resulting in a Medicaid penalty period. M.D. is the daughter of B.S. In 2010, She started helping her mom … Continue reading Nursing home has no standing in suit against resident’s daughter.