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Long Term Care Planning

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: October 12, 2017

A study published this summer in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that the average cost to care for a dementia patient for just five years is more than $320,000. The cost of caring for a loved one who does not have dementia is over $130,000 on average. Unfortunately, the bulk of long-term care expenses are typically paid…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: August 23, 2017

Medicare health insurance is an invaluable resource to help ensure that older individuals can afford to receive appropriate medical care throughout their golden years. As a senior citizen approaches age 65 and looks ahead to Medicare coverage, there may be different possible enrollment periods to consider. Missing an applicable enrollment period can leave an elder without any health insurance coverage…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: August 22, 2017

Medicare is a government-subsidized health insurance for many Colorado residents age 65 and over, and certain disabled individuals. However, there is a monthly premium for Medicare Part B for most seniors. If one does not sign up for Medicare when first eligible, he or she may have to absorb a premium penalty later when signing up for Medicare. The Medicare…Read More

  • On behalf of: The Hughes Law Firm, P.C.
  • Published: August 18, 2017

The American Health Care Act, with its proposed cuts to Medicaid, could have a major impact on elderly people’s ability to get much-needed care. According to an article from Forbes, Medicaid has a wider reach than many people believe. While it is often seen as an insurance program for low-income individuals, the reality is that more than 2 million elderly people…Read More

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  • Published: August 16, 2017

Options for long term care in Colorado may seem plentiful, but choosing the right residence to fulfill a loved one’s needs can nevertheless be frustrating. Determining whether a family member needs long term care in the first place can also prove to be a challenge. While the choice in facility depends on individual situations and health needs, qualifying for Medicaid…Read More

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  • Published: August 7, 2017

It is nearly impossible to anticipate every medical need that a person will require as they grow older in Denver. However, many people end up needing long-term care as they age, either due to a cognitive or physical illness. The cost of such care can be extremely expensive and that is why some companies offer insurance policies that help offset…Read More

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  • Published: August 2, 2017

Researchers are closing in on the secret to a long and happy life. It may not be the fountain of youth, but a 16-year study has identified specific behaviors that lead to prolonged independence. It is well known that physical activity and family relationships may allow you to live a long time. However, many people are far more concerned about…Read More

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  • Published: July 26, 2017

Long term services in Colorado can take on many different meanings, depending on the age and physical or mental state of a patient. Different factors, including the patient’s health or disability needs, can determine the type of care needed to make life easier over a long period of time. Choosing the right plan for long term care can ease stress down the road.…Read More

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  • Published: June 28, 2017

For many Colorado families, the decision of putting their loved one in an assisted living facility is nothing short of time consuming. Because the long-term care of elderly family members is such an important choice for so many people, it often requires deep thought, careful planning and thorough investigation. One of the best things families can do when researching facilities…Read More

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  • Published: June 21, 2017

Long term care planning should be a concern of every person in Denver. Additionally, you should carefully consider long term care options well before the time comes, whether you are in search of a living situation for yourself or a loved one. That’s why the Mayo Clinic recommends becoming acquainted with all of your long term care options as soon as possible.…Read More

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