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Medicaid and Long Term Care

In the study “Examining Differences in Death Rates for Medicaid and Non-Medicaid Nursing Home Residents,” Dr. Jennifer Troyer of University of North Carolina disclosed that the mortality rate of Medicaid patients is 14.8% higher than the mortality rate of private-paying residents. Although the high death rate can be caused by other factors, it could still […]

Four Major Reasons Why Long Term Care Planning is Important

In “Our Family, Our Future: The Heart of Long Term Care Planning,” a study commissioned by Genworth Financial, it was reported that the greatest fear of most senior Americans is becoming a burden to their families. This fear bothers them five times more than the fear dying. Yet, despite of this fear, less that 10% […]

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