Category 'Paying for Eldercare'

Right at Home Honors Family Caregivers in November

National Family Caregivers Month recognizes the nearly 66 million family caregivers across the United States throughout November.

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Treating Dementia Costs More Than Treating Cancer, Study Says

New research on the financial burden of dementia for Americans reveals that dementia care costs are at least as high as heart disease or cancer care costs and perhaps higher.

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The Medicare Learning Network®

The Medicare Learning Network is now available to help answer questions, explain policy changes and distribute information about Medicare and Medicaid.

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U.S. Faces the Growing Challenges of an Aging Population

During the next 30 years, the number of Americans over the age of 65 and the proportion of those individuals over 85 are expected to double, impacting the economy, employment, healthcare and social services.

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House Calls Are Making a Comeback

A new federal program called the Independence at Home Demonstration will test the effectiveness of providing healthcare to thousands of chronically ill Medicare patients in their own homes, allowing them to remain there instead of potentially entering long-term care facilities.

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We can't afford to neglect dementia research

We all hope never to endure having our minds slowly diminished and devoured by dementia, but the odds of that are worse than you might know. In fact, there's about a 40% chance that your brain is programmed to self-destruct while you're in your 80s. Your chances of developing dementia increase steadily every year.

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New Deductibility Levels for Long Term Care Insurance

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced increased deductibility levels for long-term care insurance policies purchased in 2011.  Some long term care insurance help those insured pay for home care services.  "Tax advantaged long-term care insurance remains one of the few remai...

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Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Act

The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Act, passed in April 2010, included a broad array of additions and updates to the benefits provided to Veterans. With 10 segments focused on different areas, the Omnibus Health Act has passed some major reforms. Here, Right at Home takes a close look at the...

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Preparing for Funeral Expenses

When a loved one passes away, family and friends have more than enough on their minds without the burden of figuring out how to pay for funeral expenses. The average funeral today costs $6,000, according to the Federal Trade Commission, and can easily amount to as much as $10,000 or more dependi...

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Caring Today "Workplaces That Work For You" Contest

Caring Today magazine and Right at Home team up to recognize companies and reward caregivers

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