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Medicaid Misconceptions

There are many misconceptions about the Medicaid program (called MassHealth in Massachusetts). It is a complex Federal/State program controlled by multiple laws and regulations. The rules vary from state to state and, most importantly, they change over time. What worked for someone else may not work for you as the rules were different in the…

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What will your Long Term Care Cost?

A USA Today headline says that Dementia care could cost $730,000! That’s a scary number that should make you want to plan for your aging needs. However, is it really a valid estimate? The newspaper got that number by using Genworth Financial’s figure of $91,250 for full-time (24 hour) care for eight years. Many Massachusetts…

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Long Term Care Facts

The New Hampshire State Committee on Aging (SCOA) advocates on behalf of older residents of New Hampshire. They have issued the following “fact sheet” on Long Term Care (LTC) Long Term Care is a variety of medical and non-medical services to help you live with chronic illness or disability, by providing help with health or personal…

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Governor Patrick Vetoes Nursing Home Admissions Criteria

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has vetoed language in the state’s 2009 Budget that would protect nursing home residents from discharge due to a change in MassHealth clinical criteria. Without this language in the budget, frail elderly residents are at risk of being inappropriately discharged or being denied admission to a nursing home. Currently MassHealth will…