Texas Ranks at Bottom for Long Term Care Quality

Texas Ranks at Bottom for Long Term Care Quality
Texas comes in at the bottom when it comes to long term and nursing home care in the United States, according to a recent report released by AARP. Long Term Care Scorecard With an increase in both the cost of long term care and the demand for it, some states are struggling to keep an ...

Long Term Care Educational Series to be Held in Houston

Long Term Care Educational Series to be Held in Houston
As we age, we are constantly faced with change, but possibly none as overwhelming as the change that comes with waning health. Long term care is a common part of retirement and considering 7 in 10 American seniors will need long term care at one point, you’d think it would be a common part of ...

5 Long Term Care Myths You Need to Know

5 Long Term Care Myths You Need to Know
Planning for retirement takes time and understanding of the various factors that may affect your ability to avoid outliving your savings. There are several myths that abound regarding retirement, specifically health care in retirement, which often hinder people from making the best decisions people when it comes to their finances. It’s important to be aware ...

Texas Announces Plans to Combine Medicare and Medicaid Benefits

For people who receive both Medicare and Medicaid benefits from the state of Texas, things might be getting a whole lot easier. The state of Texas just received approval from the federal government to test an idea that would combine the delivery of Medicare and Medicaid benefits to individuals enrolled in both programs. Why the ...

Scathing New Report Reveals Texas Nursing Homes Lack Enforcement and Oversight and Recommends Closing Austin Facility

Scathing New Report Reveals Texas Nursing Homes Lack Enforcement and Oversight and Recommends Closing Austin Facility
Texas nursing homes are not being monitored enough and facilities with violations are not being properly penalized, according to a new report released by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. DADS Report The Sunset Advisory Commission released the report earlier this month detailing issues found within the 13 state supported living centers in ...

In Wake of National Nursing Home Week, Understanding How to Choose a Long Term Care Facility Is As Important As Ever

In Wake of National Nursing Home Week, Understanding How to Choose a Long Term Care Facility Is As Important As Ever
In light of National Nursing Home Week, which was celebrated May 11-17 this year, it seems prudent to discuss some current issues facing nursing homes across the state of Texas. Texas has had it’s fair share of negative light shone on nursing homes across the state, but two violent attacks in Houston long term care ...

Texas Drops in Senior Health Ranking

Texas Drops in Senior Health Ranking
Texas seniors face a myriad of health problems and are stuck with some of the worst nursing home quality in the nation, according to a recent report. Texas Falls in Ranking The United Health Foundation released their annual Senior Health Report that ranks each state based on the health and healthcare of seniors in that ...

Texans Can Benefit from Long Term Care Partnership Program

Texans Can Benefit from Long Term Care Partnership Program
Have you devised a plan to pay for your health care costs in retirement? If you live in Texas, did you know that just one year of nursing home care costs more than $65,000? Are you prepared to cover that kind of cost should you suddenly need care? If not, a program exists in your state ...

Looking at Long Term Care Insurance? Don’t Wait to Buy.

Looking at Long Term Care Insurance? Don't Wait to Buy.
Shopping for insurance isn’t something that should be rushed. Buying an insurance policy isn’t like buying a new shirt; it’s a process that requires a lot of serious thought and consideration. Take Your Time, But Don’t Procrastinate Because buying insurance is a matter that shouldn’t be taken lightly, we understand the importance of taking your ...

Top Three Reasons People Don’t Plan for Long Term Care in Retirement

Top Three Reasons People Don’t Plan for Long Term Care in Retirement
Planning for retirement is something every one thinks about. Choosing a retirement destination, managing retirement accounts, and ensuring there will be adequate income during those years are common actions for people in their 40s and 50s who are looking further down the road towards their future. Planning for long term care, though, is often left ...