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Texas Leads Nation in Construction of Senior Housing

There are more senior housing units under construction in Texas than anywhere else in the country, according to a research report from Marcus & Millichap, a real estate investment services firm. There are currently more than 2,000 units of senior housing being built in Texas. Thirteen states, including Minnesota, Florida and Tennessee, have more than […]

Texas Scores Poorly in Nursing Home Care

Families for Better Care, a nonprofit group that advocates for better nursing home care, has released its first state-by-state nursing home report card, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia according to quality of care. Unfortunately for Texas residents seeking nursing home care, the state ranked last in the report, with an […]

The Basics of Assisted-Living Facilities

Many seniors are attracted to the conveniences and safety an assisted-living facility can offer. Assisted-living facilities became popular in the early 1980s, appealing to older individuals who wanted more support than they could afford to receive at home, while not yet needing the full services of a nursing facility. An assisted-living residence allows seniors to […]

Your Hospital Admission Status Can Affect Your Medicare Benefits

While hospital patients may not be aware of the distinction between formal admission as an inpatient and mere “observation” as an outpatient, Medicare rules treat those two designations very differently, and that is causing problems for patients, doctors and hospitals. Medicare pays the entire bill for the first 20 days of care in a skilled […]

Individuals Need To Seek Legal Guidance on Long Term Care Plans Now That Government Eliminated Program

Federal officials recently stopped plans to implement the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program. This government-run long-term care insurance model has been the subject of an intense evaluation by Health and Human Services (HHS) since the health care law passed in 2010. But after numerous studies and redesign plans, the CLASS program was […]

Long-term Care: Keeping Your Life’s Legacy Intact

BY JACOB A. HALE How do you break down a life well spent? We spend our early years charging through bushes and mapping exotic creek beds near our backyards. As we grow older we winnow our list of potential careers from the more fashionable fields of shark wrangling and astronautics to lowly careers in lawyering […]

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