My relative is about to go under long-term care in a nursing home. He has unused funds from years of receiving Social Security and SSI on a Direct Express debit card. They are over $10,000. Will this disqualify him from Medicaid?
As we near retirement, we may assume that once Medicare kicks in, our medical insurance premiums will be fixed. However, many people don’t realize that there are special rules regarding how much they pay for Medicare Parts B and D if they are in a higher income range.
In an effort to cut back on overuse of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes, the federal government is launching an investigation to help families more accurately assess the safety, quality, and transparency of these types of facilities.
The federal governmenthas released guidance to nursing homes and long-term care facilities on practical steps they can take to help reduce the COVID-19 infection rates among residents and staff this winter.