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Agencies sometimes turn away Medicare beneficiaries with chronic health problems by incorrectly claiming Medicare won’t pay their services, say patient advocates.
Dental hygienists who treat frail and elderly residents in nursing homes and other facilities are dropping out of California’s publicly funded dental program for the poor because of recent changes that cut their pay and create more administrative hurdles.
The ferocious fires in Northern California underscore the vulnerability of seniors and disabled people whose mobility is limited. Experts recommend basic precautions.
People who become disabled because of accident, injury or illness can turn to long-term disability insurance to pay a portion of their income.
Tighter Medicaid budgets could jeopardize states’ home-based services that help older adults and disabled people live in their homes instead of more expensive nursing homes.
Suit filed by advocates says California officials aren’t complying with federal Medicaid laws protecting spouses’ finances.
Anticipating a broader immigration crackdown, undocumented families are hiring lawyers and scrambling to make contingency plans for their seriously ill U.S.-born kids.
California plans to move most of the developmentally disabled patients in its care out of large institutions and into the wider community. It’s partly to save money — but also reflects a change in philosophy.
A two-year fight over the near-total closure of the last three large state centers for the severely disabled is winding down, and some families fear wrenching transitions in care for their loved ones.