Tag Archives: Transition to Nursing Home / Medicaid

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Sad End for Penn Treaty Insurance — Reblog

Jeff Marshall, a highly-respected colleague in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, documented the failure of Penn Treaty Insurance’s long-term care insurance products in “Sad End for Penn Treaty Insurance.”  The column is interesting and informative in describing the problems of the LTCI industry as the costs of long-term care steeply increased, while interest rates plunged and customers held on to their policies at Read More


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Vital Information about Medicaid and Long-Term Care

Please read this crucial explanation of the importance of Medicaid to long-term care residents and their families from the Long Term Community Coalition:  ltccc-medicaid-middle-class


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Quest for Quality Care

When it becomes necessary to look for nursing home placement for a loved one, the Nursing Home Compare tool on the medicare.gov website is an important starting point for screening facilities. However, it is only a starting point and it has serious shortcomings. It is necessary to do further investigating and review prospective placements. Effective February 20, 2015, the Centers Read More


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Protecting the Community Spouse’s Financial Security in Pennsylvania Revisited

Two years ago, this column asserted, “The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare has finally been forced to conform to federal law regarding annuities.”  It is still not that simple.  “Protecting the Community Spouse’s Financial Security in Pennsylvania” explained that the Commonwealth’s hearing officers are now complying with federal regulations and numerous court decisions that permit a “Community Spouse” of a Read More