A Pennsylvania Court has ruled that Clarence and Barbara Scott are not financially responsible for the 31 year old autistic son’s care. The Scotts who reside in New Jersey, had placed their special needs son in a Pennsylvania care facility. After New Jersey cut its funding for out of state placements, the Scott’s refused to have their son move back to Pennsylvania allegedly due to a lack of an appropriate facility for him. After 14 months, the Scott’s son was returned to New Jersey and the Scotts were billed $205,000 by the facility which they refused to pay. The court rejected the care facility’s argument that Pennsylvania law controlled. The court held that because New Jersey’s law shields parents over the age of 55 (like the Scotts) from having to pay for the care of disabled adult children who are eligible for public assistance, the Scotts as New Jersey residents, were not obligated to pay for their son’s care.
A recent article in the New York Times (“Alcohol Abuse is Rising Among Older Adults”), pointed out a disturbing trend: problem drinking is rising fast among older adults. Although those over 65 remained far less likely to drink than younger people — about 55 percent of older participants told interviewers they had imbibed in the […]
On August 16, 2017, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled the new Hospice Compare website. The website is searchable by either the name of the hospice agency or by zip code.
Many studies have found a connection between quality of sleep and memory. Good deep sleep helps the brain convert short term memories into long term ones, so you can better remember something the next day. Unfortunately, as discussed in a Wall Street Journal article quality sleep can be difficult as we age. One new experimental […]