Tag : caregiving

Appropriate Communication, Sensory Stimulation Aid Patients with Dementia

November is both National Caregiver’s Month and National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month—an appropriate juxtaposition. As Americans live longer, more of them become prone to Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, which tend to increase with aging. Whether they’re cared for at…

0 Comments / 233 View / October 31, 2017

The ABLE Act – New Pennsylvania Law Provides Additional Tool for Special-Needs Planning

The federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was enacted in December 2014. The federal law authorizes each state to develop their own ABLE programs, and many states have moved quickly to implement ABLE, including Pennsylvania, where on April…

0 Comments / 143 View / February 27, 2017

Medicaid’s Five-Year Look-Back Rule

One of the most confusing and misunderstood topics in elder law is Medicaid’s five-year look-back rule. The following are five points that I hope will demystify this rule for you. (This discussion is based on information available as of July…

0 Comments / 176 View / November 1, 2016