California is making big changes to how it determines Medicaid eligibility for long-term care by eliminating the requirement that applicants have limited assets. While the rules apply only to [...]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it will add data on staff turnover rates and weekend staffing levels to its Care Compare website, giving consumers another tool [...]
Worsening Nursing Home Staffing Crisis Taking a Devastating Toll on Residents, Their Families and Hospitals
Overwhelmed by the stress of long hours, low pay and exposure to the COVID-19 virus, nursing home workers are quitting in record numbers. The labor hemorrhage has turned what was already a [...]
When several siblings are heirs to a parent's estate, who pays the capital gains tax when the home is sold? Does each heir pay on his or her portion of the proceeds or are taxes paid from the [...]
Anyone who gifted assets within five years of applying for Medicaid may be subject to a penalty period, but that penalty can be reduced or eliminated if the assets are returned.
The Biden administration is moving forward with a Trump-era pilot program that would hand over the care of millions of Medicare beneficiaries to private, mostly for-profit, groups.
Almost all state Medicaid programs will cover some assisted living costs, although there may be a waiting list.
My mom needs Medicaid for a possible future stay in a nursing home. She has not given any of her children power of attorney, and she [...]
Does the Person Who Received a Gift from a Medicaid Applicant Have to Be the One to Return it to Erase the Medicaid Penalty?
My mother gifted money to her granddaughter. Now my mother needs to apply for Medicaid and will be subject to a penalty period as a result of the gift. The granddaughter has spent the money, [...]