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Newsletter: December 2023
December 22nd, 2023
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Read Dr. Mara’s December 2023 Newsletter right HERE!     Now that we’re heading into the end of another year and preparing for a new one, it’s time to look back on 2023, in order to gain some perspective on this crazy year, in the rearview mirror. 2023 was filled with high highs, as well as low lows for many of us…and certainly, we can see that same pattern in the world at large. We have witnessed beauty, and we’ve experienced pain.  We each have our personal and unique stories to illustrate these highs and lows, while we also have many shared experiences as citizens of this world.Now,... Continue Reading

December 22nd, 2023
November 19, 2023: Senior Advocate, Kim Weaver on Advocating for Loved Ones in Long Term Care – Resources for Families & Dr. Mara on Lessons in Resilience from Mom
November 19th, 2023
November 19, 2023: Senior Advocate, Kim Weaver On Advocating For Loved Ones In Long Term Care – Resources For Families &Amp; Dr. Mara On Lessons In Resilience From Mom &Raquo; Kim Weaver Fritzche 300X300 1

Missed the program?  It was great and you can hear the podcast right here! And you can ALSO listen on Apple podcasts right HERE!    Iowa Long-Term Care Ombudsman and former Iowa Congressional Candidate, Kim Weaver-Fritzche, returned to the show!  This time, Kim discussed the importance of advocating for our elderly loved-ones in Long-Term Care.  Kim and Dr. Mara had a discussion about the resources for family members and powerful ways to advocate. Looking for the right nursing home?  Kim advises to check out CMS Nursing Home Compare.  Specifically, look for turn-over (less is better) and... Continue Reading

November 19th, 2023
Genworth LTC – Too Big To Fail?
October 19th, 2023
Genworth Ltc – Too Big To Fail? &Raquo; Jeremy Reif1

Should You Keep Your Genworth LTC Policy? by Jeremy Reif, CRPS A recent settlement of the class action lawsuit has brought on massive changes and challenges to many folks who own a Long-Term Care policy (LTC) through Genworth.   In the recent settlement of a case called Haney et. Al. vs. Genworth Life Insurance Company et al, letters have gone out to policyholders letting them know the changes and challenges ahead.  The deadline to elect a special election option is required by 12-25-2023. Background: “LTC” stands for “Long-Term Care.” This specific insurance is specifically designed... Continue Reading

October 19th, 2023
Tips from the Out in the Caregiver Field: Starting a Family Council - Part II
September 12th, 2023
Tips From The Out In The Caregiver Field: Starting A Family Council - Part Ii &Raquo; Book Front Cover 200X300 2

Photo by Dreamstime “The simple act of caring is heroic.”  ~ Edward Albert                                                                                                       NOTE: You an also read Dr. Mara’s blog on Medium.                                                       As you may have read in prior blogs, or have heard me speak about on my podcast, my 94-year-old mom has now been living in a nursing home far from where I live for the past two years. From my experience of working in Long Term Care (LTC)... Continue Reading

September 12th, 2023
July 9, 2023: Irving Stackpole on the Future of Care for the Elderly in the U.S.; Dr. Mara with Caregiver Tips from the Field & Living with Passion
July 9th, 2023
July 9, 2023: Irving Stackpole On The Future Of Care For The Elderly In The U.s.; Dr. Mara With Caregiver Tips From The Field &Amp; Living With Passion &Raquo; Irving Stackpole 209X300 1

Missed the show?  It was great! And you can hear it all right here! And you can ALSO listen on Apple podcasts right HERE!    Keynote Speaker, President of Stackpole & Associates, and Co-Host of the podcast, The Medical Travel Show, Irving Stackpole, Irving Stackpole returned to the program to discuss the BIG question:  What is the future for aged care in the US? AND to discuss some possible solutions to some of the current and impending problems in long-term care, such as nursing homes. Find out more about Irving Stackpole by going to: www.StackpoleAssociates.com. Irving Stackpole   Dr.... Continue Reading

July 9th, 2023
Racial Disparities Exist in Long-term Care
March 16th, 2023

The types of long-term care located in various communities are largely driven by what their oldest residents can afford. This has created stark differences in what’s available to White and minority retirees, a new study finds. Assisted living facilities, despite the high cost, have been the fastest-growing part of the long-term care industry over the past 20 years. In the cities and suburbs, where the vast majority of Americans live, more of these facilities are located in predominantly White communities. Adult day care centers, at less than half the price of assisted living, have also expanded... Continue Reading

March 16th, 2023
Spouse in Nursing Home Raises Poverty Risk
November 17th, 2022

When nursing home care uses up a widow’s savings, the federal Medicaid program will kick in and cover her bills for care. But it’s more complicated for couples. If one spouse moves into a nursing home and the bills start piling up, the person who is still living in their home can face serious financial hardship and even poverty. This is a significant risk facing the one in three married people in their early 70s whose spouse will eventually wind up in a nursing home, researchers at RAND found in a study on the financial impact on couples rather than individuals. It’s not unusual to pay roughly... Continue Reading

November 17th, 2022
Don’t Lose Everything to a Nursing Home: Why You Need a Long-Term Care Compass
June 17th, 2022

We’ve written extensively about the risk of long-term care, but most people don’t want to consider the possibility that they’ll need it. Unfortunately, statistics tell us there’s a 70% chance that you will need long-term care if you’re 65 or older. If that’s surprising to you, it’s because the prevailing strategy for preparing for the cost is to bury one’s head in the sand and do nothing.   Clearly, that’s not a good strategy, especially given the astronomical cost of long-term care (currently over $7,500 per month on average for a private room). According to the U.S. Department... Continue Reading

June 17th, 2022