Sens. Casey and Toomey Secure List That Includes Hundreds of Poorly Performing Nursing Homes Across the Country

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Following an inquiry by U.S. Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) into under-performing nursing homes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently handed over an unreleased list of facilities with a documented pattern of poor care. CMS oversees a program for nursing homes that consistently underperform, called the Special Focus Facility program. The names of the facilities chosen to participate in the program are made public, however, the approximately 400 nursing homes that are not selected to participate are kept hidden from the public. In order to provide greater transparency to individuals and families, Sens. Casey and Toomey…

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Nursing Facilities Often Discharge Patients When Co-Pays Kick In

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Skilled nursing facilities in the U.S. often discharge Medicare patients before daily co-payments kick in, according to a new U.S. study that suggests some patients may be sent home for financial reasons before they’re medically ready to leave. Source/more: Reuters   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The Estate…

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Affordable Care Act Rate Hikes Appear Modest for 2020

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Premium increases in the ACA marketplaces are on track to be relatively modest for the second straight year, according to the first batch of 2020 rates proposed by insurers. Source/more: Politico   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The Estate and Elder Planning office services clients with powers…

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News You Can Use: How Many Steps Do You Really Need to Boost Longevity?

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New research shows that daily light walking is important for maintaining health as you age. But if you can’t hit 10,000 steps, don’t worry. The idea of walking at least 10,000 steps a day for health goes back decades to a marketing campaign launched in Japan to promote a pedometer. And, in subsequent years, it was adopted in the U.S. as a goal to promote good health. It’s often the default setting on fitness trackers, but what’s it really based on? Source/more: NPR   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is…

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Cannabis Use Among Older Adults Rising Rapidly

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Cannabis use among older adults is growing faster than any other age group but many report barriers to getting medical marijuana, a lack of communication with their doctors and a lingering stigma attached to the drug, according to researchers. Source/more: EurekAlert   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate….

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Federal Employees Soon Will Have More Options to Withdraw Money from Their Retirement Accounts

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Current and former federal employees and military personnel soon will have more options when it comes to withdrawing money from their retirement accounts. The Thrift Savings Plan is on schedule for a September launch of new account withdrawal options that will remove restrictions that have long been a sore point for many investors, TSP officials said Wednesday at a meeting of the program’s governing board. Source/more: Washington Post   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning…

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Senior Hunger Surges as Boomers Swell the Ranks of the Nation’s Elderly

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The number of Americans turning 65 each day has doubled since 2000. At the same time, seniors afflicted with very low food security has soared nearly 250 percent. Source/more: Forbes Related: Kentucky Seniors Have Highest Food Insecurity Rates   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The Estate and…

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A Million People Could Lose Their Pensions If Congress Doesn’t Act

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A crisis years in the making, involving the funding of multi-employer pension plans, is about to hit retired coal miners and truckers first. Source/more: Huffington Post   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The Estate and Elder Planning office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills,…

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Here’s Relief for the “Sandwich Generation”

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Many of you are struggling with caring for your aging parents. And there is now a growing trend among caregivers who care for both their children and their parents. They are, of course, what we call the “sandwich generation.” The trend concerns these sandwich generation members who feel guilty and stressed because, for the first time in their lives, they cannot do it all. The four steps sandwich generation caregivers need to take to reduce their own stress and guilt. What steps to take right now if you are caring for your parents and children. When should they call in…

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FREE Seminars – MAY 14th, 2019

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FREE Seminars MAY 14th, 2019 Asset Protection 10:00 am How to protect your assets How the nursing home will deplete your assets. Trusts to protect protect your assets. Wills and Trusts 2:15pm  Why your Will may not be enough How to avoid probate Differences between revocable and irrevocable trusts.      When Is It Time To Retire From Driving?  1:00 – 2:00pm Driving Retirement – Sue Paul   HAMPTON INN & SUITES 1565 Opossumtown Pike  Frederick, MD 21702 Call 301-663-9230 to register, or email kristin@davidwingate.com You may also register on our website at davidwingate.com  

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