December 28, 2016

As the holidays approach, nursing facility residents and their family members often worry about losing their rooms, or their Medicare or Medi-Cal status, if they leave a nursing facility for brief periods of time. While the rules for Medicare and Medi-Cal differ, both...

December 13, 2016

The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act corrects a patently false and degrading error in the law that presumed all individuals with disabilities lacked the capacity to handle their own affairs.

Today, the President Signed into law the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, whic...

December 10, 2016

What is a Service Animal?

The Department of Justice published revised final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for title II (State and local government services) and title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities) on September...

December 3, 2016

A large national survey recently published by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that dementia rates across the United States are actually dropping, with a 24 percent reduction between 2000 and 2012 in dementia rates for Americans aged 65 and older. Read the full...

December 3, 2016

The first phase of revised federal nursing home regulations took effect on November 28, 2016, implementing numerous changes to the federal standards that have been in place since 1991. The new regulations are a mixed bag for nursing home residents that affect almost ev...

December 3, 2016

Benefits Increase Slightly

The program’s 60 million beneficiaries will get 0.3 percent more in monthly benefits next year. Retired workers will see a $5 bump on average, to $1,360.

December 3, 2016

MMMNA = 3022.50

CSRA = 120,900

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