Tag Archives: Skilled Nursing Facility

Kimberly Williams-Paisley Battles Mom’s Dementia

Celebrities may seem to lead fabulous lives, but even their families and loved ones are not immune from the devastating effects of dementia.  In a new Redbook magazine article, Brad Paisley’s wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, opens up about the slow and … Continue reading

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Medicare No Longer Requires “Improvement Standard” for Coverage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated the program manuals used by Medicare contractors in order to “clarify” that coverage of skilled nursing and skilled therapy services does not depend on a beneficiary’s potential for improvement but rather … Continue reading

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Forget-Me-Nots of Wilmington Early Stage Dementia Education and Support Group

The newest community resource for individuals experiencing early stage memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia is Forget-Me-Nots.   The monthly program is designed for both care recipients and caregivers who will meet simultaneously in separate groups at the … Continue reading

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Andrew Zeldin Creates a New Community Resource for Those with Early Stage Dementia

As a teenager, Andrew Zeldin watched his parents care for his grandmother and great aunt, both of whom suffered from dementia.  This firsthand experience, with the challenges and complexities of caring for a loved one suffering from Early Stage Dementia, … Continue reading

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Wilmington Awaits First Hybrid CCRC in Eastern NC

Perhaps you’ve heard the buzz about Carolina Bay, the $52M retirement community coming to Wilmington’s Autumn Hall.  Autumn Hall, on Eastwood Road less than 2 miles from Wrightsville Beach, is a mixed-use community that has been in development for the … Continue reading

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What is a CCRC and How Does it Work? Part 3: Choosing a CRCC

In this three-part blog series, attorney Kelly Shovelin of Four Pillars Law Firm discusses Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): What are CCRCs?  How do they work? How do you choose the right CCRC for your needs? Learn the answers to … Continue reading

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What is a CCRC and How Does it Work? Part 2: Paying for a CCRC

In this three-part blog series, attorney Kelly Shovelin of Four Pillars Law Firm discusses Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): What are CCRCs?  How do they work? How do you choose the right CCRC for your needs? Learn the answers to … Continue reading

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What is a CCRC and How Does it Work? Part 1: Understanding CCRCs

In this three-part blog series, attorney Kelly Shovelin of Four Pillars Law Firm discusses Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): What are CCRCs?  How do they work? How do you choose the right CCRC for your needs? Learn the answers to … Continue reading

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Red Tape of Long Term Care Insurance Claims

So, you’ve done your homework and due diligence and decided that purchasing long term care insurance is an appropriate investment . . . but what happens when you actually need to file a claim and start using it? Well, it’s … Continue reading

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Will you lose Medicare or Medicaid if you Leave a Facility to Visit Family?

Reunions, graduations, birthdays, and holidays: Whatever the occasion, nursing home residents don’t want to miss out on family gatherings, but may be afraid that they will lose Medicare or Medicaid coverage if they leave the nursing home. In most cases, … Continue reading

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