April 29, 2021


Florida Legislature codifies use of personal-care attendants in long-term care centers

TALLAHASSEE — A measure passed by the Florida Legislature would allow long-term care facilities to continue to employ “personal-care attendants” to help with basic duties and would give the attendants four months to pass a certified nursing assistant exam to keep working in the facilities.

The legislation codifies a state emergency order issued in March 2020 in response to staffing shortages that allowed nursing homes and assisted-living facilities to hire personal-care attendants who had undergone 8 hours of training. The legislation increases the amount of training to 16 hours.

The measure passed the House, 106-11, and the Senate, 32-7. It

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7 Ways to Pay for Care Without Long-Term Care Insurance

For example, the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI), a professional organization for insurance providers, says you may be able to get a long-term care policy after a past cancer diagnosis depending on the type of cancer and what stage it was or if you have remained cancer-free for a period of time. Likewise, you may qualify for coverage after a stroke if the stroke was more than two years ago and you don’t have other medical conditions.

However, shopping for a policy requires care. For one thing, getting declined by one long-term care provider can lessen your chances

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Pasco man sentenced for long-term care insurance fraud

A Tri-Cities man will pay more than $18,000 and could serve jail time for insurance fraud, according to the Idaho Department of Insurance.

The Idaho stepfather of Pasco resident Benjamin C. Beckett was brutally attacked in 2017, leaving him unable to work or care for himself.

The stepfather had a long-term care insurance policy from Northwestern Mutual, but it did not include coverage for family members acting as caregivers.

To circumvent the limitations of the policy, Beckett formed a company to act as a care provider for his stepfather and submitted claims to Northwest Mutual using false names, according

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The facts about AARP long-term care insurance

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Key Takeaways:

  • AARP endorses certain long-term care insurance policies underwritten by New York Life. These policies are specially marketed to AARP members.
  • AARP long-term care insurance policies include traditional, stand-alone policies, and hybrid policies (which combine life insurance with long-term care benefits).
  • AARP long-term care insurance policies are priced according to age, gender, health status, and level of coverage.
  • Long-term care insurance
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