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Marijuana

Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Nursing Homes?

In states where medical marijuana is legal, shouldn’t senior citizens living in nursing homes be able to use it, just like every other resident of that state? Unfortunately, the answer is “It depends.” Watch Alan Horowitz, Esq. discuss why...

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Consent or Rape? The Dementia Dilemma…

What happens when somebody has dementia and it is not certain whether they have the capacity to consent to sexual activity?  With over two decades of experience in healthcare law, this is the question we have asked Alan C. Horowitz, Esq. to tackle...

Retirement

Moving a Loved One into a Retirement Home: 3 Important Steps to Take

Moving a loved one into a retirement home is never an easy task.  Here are a few steps you can take to help make the move easier for them...

Senior Care

How to Find the Absolute Best Senior Living Accommodation

Deciding that you, or someone you, know needs to move into community with a higher level of care can be a difficult choice.  Here are several important things to consider when looking into senior living accommodations...

The Difference Between Assisted Living Care vs Nursing Homes

It is never easy having to decide whether or not to have a loved one stay at an assisted living care facility or a nursing home.  Learn more about the difference between the two here...

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Medicare versus Long Term Care in a Skilled Nursing Setting

Medicare, Medicaid, Long Term Care and supplemental insurance, along with private funds are all part of the funding options that can be used to cover care in a skilled nursing setting...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Medicaid and Nursing Homes

Will medicaid pay for my elderly parent's nursing home costs?  Is there a government program that will share some of the costs?  This article can help answer your questions about medicaid and nursing homes. ...

Deciding on What Senior Housing Option is Right for You

There are so many senior housing types these days that in can be somewhat confusing to find the option that is best for you or a loved one. These are some helpful things to keep in mind when you start looking for a place. ...

What is Respite Care?

The word respite means “break” or “interval”.  This term has a double meaning depending on whether it’s referring to the patient or caregiver...

Ombudsmen go to Bat for Nursing Home Residents

A big part of an ombudsman’s role is to listen to assisted living and nursing home residents’ concerns and intervene on their behalf.  ...

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