Nursing Homes

3 Alternative Living Options for Seniors

Posted on: November 16th, 2015
Traditional senior living homes face new competition from several alternative living options for seniors....

Covering Retirement v. Leaving Inheritance

Posted on: May 27th, 2015
Expenses in senior years continue to be a concern for many Americans. As multiple studies show, most individuals do not maintain adequate retirement contributions. ...

3 Requirements for NC Long-Term Care Insurance Policies

Posted on: March 31st, 2014
Time and research is required to understand elder care in North Carolina. Individuals starting to explore long-term care insurance may not realize that North Carolina imposes several requirements on insurance providers. ...

National Elder Law Month: What Does Medicare Cover for Nursing Homes?

Posted on: May 8th, 2013
As part of National Elder Law Month, ourNorth Carolina elder law attorneys are providing a series of posts to help educate senior citizens and their loved ones who care for them about their legal options. ...

Best Nursing Homes in North Carolina

Posted on: February 15th, 2011
The U.S. News and World Report has issued a report on the best nursing homes in America. From the website: "All of the homes shown received 5 stars, the highest overall rating, from the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ...

The Rights of Nursing Home Residents

Posted on: November 12th, 2010
The stress of moving into a nursing home is great – and it’s compounded by the loss of freedom, dignity and privacy. ...

Cost of Care in North Carolina – 2010

Posted on: May 27th, 2010
Genworth recently conducted a survey of the Cost of Care in North Carolina (Home Care, Adult Day Care, Assisted Living and Nursing Homes). There are comparisons of the U.S. and NC as a whole, along with the largest metro areas in the state....

NC law on CCRCs

Posted on: May 6th, 2010
I recently gave a presentation on the Legal and Contractual Aspects of Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) Agreements. ...

Tax Free Planning Opportunity for Long Term Care Expenses

Posted on: January 16th, 2010
The aging demographics of the United States coupled with the Pension and Recovery Act of 2006 (the "PPA”) and Deficit Reduction Act of 2007 (“DRA”) have provided an excellent planning opportunity to create tax efficient vehicles to solve a clients’ long-term care planning needs....

Nursing Homes for Veterans

Posted on: February 28th, 2009
Nursing home coverage for veterans is available from two sources within the Department of Veterans Affairs — the veterans health care system and the state veterans homes system. ...

“Aging in America” Recording Available on NAELA Webiste

Posted on: November 21st, 2008
A recorded version of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)’s public webcast "Aging in America: How to Plan for it" is available for through November 30 on the NAELA website....

NAELA Announces New Senior Housing Locator Website

Posted on: November 11th, 2008
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has unveiled its new Senior Housing Locator powered by SNAPforSeniors®, an online navigational tool designed to help easily find senior housing anywhere in the country....

Worst Nursing Homes in U.S. – One is in NC

Posted on: December 10th, 2007
The U.S. government’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released a report listing the poorest quality nursing homes in the country. ...

Many NC Nursing Homes Have No Liability Insurance

Posted on: May 19th, 2007
A recent article in the Raleigh News and Observer describes how many assisted living and nursing homes in North Carolina lack liability insurance, as state law does not require it. ...