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The Difference Between Skilled Nursing and a Skilled Nursing Facility






By Marlo Sollitto Understanding the terminology used in the long-term skilled care nursing facility industry is an important first step in determining viable care options. When it comes to senior care, some are used interchangeably. Skilled nursing facility, nursing home, and … Continue reading

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The Rising Cost of Skilled Care: Alarming Statistics






Long-term care is expensive. Many people who receive care will need it for more than a year. Americans spend billions of dollars a year on care, and that doesn’t even include unpaid care given family members and friends. Here are … Continue reading

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Asset Protection and Skilled Care






For long-term care, Medicaid has become the entitlement program for middle and upper-middle class families to help pay for the cost of care. However, families must “spend down” their assets in order to qualify. But with careful planning, it’s possible … Continue reading

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Should I Consider Skilled Care?






You may have concerns about being able to live at home after cancer treatment. Perhaps you have a temporary or permanent physical change or a broader need for assistance with health and personal care. If home health care is not … Continue reading

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Know Your Home Care Options






Knowing your care home options begins with understanding the difference between custodial vs. skilled nursing care. The difference is critical because many patients end up unnecessarily in skilled nursing settings. What is custodial care? Some examples of custodial care would … Continue reading

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Does Having a Living Trust Automatically Protect My Assets from Health Care Costs?






Living Trusts are a popular estate planning vehicle to avoid Court involvement and statutory probate costs in the administration of a decedent’s estate, large attorney’s fees and lengthy delays in the distribution of assets. However, it is a common misunderstanding … Continue reading

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Understanding Nursing Home/Skilled Nursing Facility Costs






Nursing home costs are a big part of nursing home care and can vary widely depending on the state you live in. Average costs are around $70,000 per year so you need to know how you’re going to pay for … Continue reading

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Choosing a Nursing Home Facility






Finding a nursing home Finding the right nursing home is not easy, and you may be under pressure to move fast due to a recent hospitalization or deterioration in condition. The more information you have, the greater your chances of … Continue reading

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Skilled Nursing Facilities and Convalescent Homes






  As the population ages, more and more of us are faced with the prospect of moving either ourselves or an older family member into a nursing home. It may be a decision that arrives suddenly after a recent hospitalization … Continue reading

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When Should I or a Loved One Consider a Nursing Home?






Whether you and your family are facing a quick decision about a nursing home due to a recent event, or have been coping with a worsening progressive disease such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, considering a nursing home is not an … Continue reading

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