Planning for Life

Nursing Homes Crisis: Pandemic Deaths and 5-Star Ratings

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on March 18, 2021

By Harry S. Margolis

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As described in an article in Next Avenue, nursing homes have evolved over the years from alms houses for the poor to today's skilled nursing facilities. At the same time, they've also evolved from homelike settings to be more like hospitals. At the same time, in recent decades, we've seen the huge growth of the assisted living industry which attempts to be more homelike, often aspirational, with luxurious common areas.

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Topics: nursing homes, assisted living, skilled nursing facility

Don't Miss Out on Your 100 Days of Medicare SNF Care

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on September 15, 2020

By Harry S. Margolis

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You probably know that Medicare does not pay for long-term care, just for "medical" care from a doctor or other health care professional or in a hospital. But there's a partial exception to this rule. Medicare will pay for up to 100 days of care in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) as long as the following two requirements are met:

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Topics: Medicare, skilled nursing facility

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