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March 20, 2023 DLG

Homeownership is a dream that every American strives for. Owning a home is often the most significant and valuable possession in someone's life. So when health begins to fail and the need for

March 6, 2023 DLG

When you become seriously ill or injured, nursing home care can cost an astronomical amount. You might also know that Medicare would cover only a minimal amount of those costs. Private insurance doesn’t

February 27, 2023 DLG

An estate plan consists of several documents that outline a person's wishes. During the process, you can name people to make financial decisions on your behalf when you are unable. You can designate

January 30, 2023 DLG

In a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), there are three distinct phases. The first is independent living when a resident enters into the community with few if any disabilities requiring limited assistance. In

January 2, 2023 DLG

A recent federal court decision now allows beneficiaries of Medicare to appeal previous decisions concerning their status as patients. The Underlying Issue When Medicare patients go to a hospital, they often enter through

December 19, 2022 DLG

Nursing homes face a variety of public health challenges from infectious diseases like the flu and COVID-19. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, outlines specific policies and protocols for residential health

November 21, 2022 DLG

There is nothing better than good news on the health front these days. Now there are some, for the huge numbers of people suffering from Alzheimer’s dementia and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly

November 14, 2022 DLG

Medicaid and inheritances are tricky areas to navigate, and mistakes can cost you a lot of money. When a person is drawing Medicaid benefits and inherits money or property, that inheritance jeopardizes the

October 10, 2022 DLG

There has been an increase in the popularity of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) throughout the country. Sometimes referred to as life plan communities, the goal is to provide a long-term care option

October 3, 2022 DLG

While elder law and estate planning are often used interchangeably, there are important differences between the two. While some overlap exists between the two, learning and implementing strategies from both law practice types