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 ...

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 ...

Shopping for Long Term Care Insurance Made Easy

Shopping for Long Term Care Insurance Made Easy
We speak with consumers every day, most of them interested in buying a Long Term Care Insurance policy. What we find is that many of them are overwhelmed or confused by their various options and therefore less willing to make a decision. That’s why we put so much time and effort into helping educate consumers ...

Harvard Report Addresses Caregiver Burden Amidst Rise in Long Term Care

Harvard Report Addresses Caregiver Burden Amidst Rise in Long Term Care
Unpaid care is the main source of long term care in the United States and with an increasing need for care comes an increasing burden on caregivers. A recent Harvard report tackles the issue of caregiver burden and its potential effects. Long Term Caregivers According to the report, an estimated 43.5 million friends and family ...

Long Term Care in Texas Costs How Much?

Long Term Care in Texas Costs How Much?
Living a long life isn’t an uncommon desire; in fact, it’s quite common to hear someone say they want to live to 100 years old (or even older!). With a long life come certain changes, though. Long term care is one of them. If you are planning to live a long life, you must also ...

How Genworth Handles Policyholder Services

How Genworth Handles Policyholder Services
In a recent short video about Genworth’s Long Term Care Insurance division, President and CEO Tom McInerney addressed the company’s approach to policyholder services. Consumer Needs McInerney expressed what a fantastic job Genworth does of meeting the needs of consumers looking to get coverage for long term care. They also perform well when the consumer ...