Elder Care

Posted on August 21, 2015

Cost of Long-Term Care in North Carolina

An earlier post by our elder law attorneys in Chapel Hill provided an overview of the current cost of nursing home, assisted living,…

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Posted on July 7, 2015

3 Financial Scams Targeting the Elderly

Senior citizens have unique concerns and challenges when structuring their assets. The elderly are concerned with maintaining sufficient funds for retirement, qualifying…

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Posted on February 24, 2015

How to Plan for Growing LTC Insurance Costs

LTC insurance rates have gone up. Annual inflation increases all citizens’ costs of living; however, long-term care (LTC) insurance costs rose considerably…

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Posted on November 22, 2014

Estate Planning for Healthcare Costs in Retirement

AARP has released a study that estimates caregiving costs for families in the United States will total more than $520 billion annually. This estimate…

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Posted on May 22, 2014

Estate Planning for Unmarried Seniors

Earlier this year the National Survey of Family Growth reported an increase in cohabiting unmarried couples between the ages of 15-44; the trend has…

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Posted on March 11, 2014

North Carolina Elder Care: 2014 Nursing Home Rankings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released ratings of North Carolina nursing homes, showing 29% of the Triangle’s nursing homes received 5…

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Posted on February 14, 2014

Elder Care Trend: Avoiding Nursing Home Care

New reports from The Washington Post show that baby boomers are electing in-home medical care in lieu of nursing home services. From 1990 to 2010, the…

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Posted on January 23, 2014

Pending Legislation May Change Veterans Service Pension Benefits

Congress has a few pending law changes that may affect Veterans Service Pension Benefits. Current regulations do not penalize veterans for making…

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Posted on October 15, 2013

Exempt Assets: Retain Medicaid Eligibility

Families need every resource available to cover the costs of nursing homes in North Carolina. A senior’s unwise spending or gifting prior…

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Posted on August 16, 2013

Finding Elder Care in North Carolina

Choosing an assisted living center, nursing home, or home healthcare provider in North Carolina should not be a quick decision. Recent reports…

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