Selecting a Pennsylvania Nursing Home

December 1, 2022

Finding a nursing home for an aging loved one is complex, and family members face tremendous pressure to select the correct facility. While most nursing homes take pride in their facility and hire dedicated, caring staff members, that is not always the case. Thus,...

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The Medicaid ineligibility trap

January 29, 2016

Because of the potentially financially devastating costs of long term care, Medicaid is often the safety net to protect spouses and other family members from impoverishment. For those of you who transfer assets, there is a period during which you are ineligible for Medicaid....

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Nursing Home Resident Rights

October 22, 2012

The critical legislation dealing with nursing home resident rights is the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 (NHRA), also referred to as “OBRA-87”. See 42 U.S.C. §§ 1395i-3 & 1396r. This legislation requires nursing homes that accept payment from Medicaid or Medicare to provide...

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End of Life Decision Making in Pennsylvania

August 22, 2011

The following article is an overview of the federal and state laws dealing with end of life decision making. Federal Patient Self Determination Act 1990 – 42 U.S.C. 1395a(a) Applies to all health care institutions receiving Medicare or Medicaid funding. All healthcare institutions receiving...

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Learn the Truth About Health Care Reform

April 22, 2010

On Sunday, March 21, 2010 in an historic vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, clearing it for signature by President Obama. This comprehensive health care reform bill previously was passed by the Senate on...

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