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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Boomers Lag on Preventative Services that Could Help Improve Health

Boomers Lag on Preventative Services that Could Help Improve Health
Keeping up with your health as you age can seem difficult. With work, family, bills to pay, and errands to run, you may think that focusing on your health isn’t as important in your middle-aged years, but a recent report shows it’s more important than ever. Preventative Care in Middle Age A report by the ...

The Cost of Long Term Care in Texas – Can You Afford to Self-Insure?

The Cost of Long Term Care in Texas - Can You Afford to Self-Insure?
Self-insuring for long term care is a pretty common topic in the news these days, but how can you know if it’s the right decision for you or not? The truth is, self-insuring is really only possible for a small and specific group of people. It isn’t the best idea for most people, and there ...

Senior Housing Market Continues to Thrive in Texas

Senior Housing Market Continues to Thrive in Texas
10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day in the United States and will continue to do so for the next 16 years. As these Boomers begin leaving the workforce and settling into retirement, senior housing providers are scrambling to keep up with the demand for care that will soon be coming in full force. Need ...