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Massachusetts “Insurance” Fee Hitting Home Care Businesses Hard

In response to workers throughout the state of Massachusetts who decided to turn away from more expensive private insurance plans through an employer and to MassHealth, the state subsidized Health Connector, it ended up costing the state more than anticipated. As a result, Massachusetts implemented a new fee imposed on businesses operating throughout the state as an incentive to try and keep workers on those privatized insurance policies.

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Could Elder Abuse Be a Bigger Problem Than First Thought?

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting conducted a survey in 2017 and determined that elder abuse may actually be a larger problem than at first thought. However, the numbers may be a bit deceptive as APS (Adult Protective Services) investigated over 142,000 cases of reported abuse that ultimately were identified as “self-neglect.”

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The High Cost of Long-Term Care Can Lead More People Home 

People are aware of the increasing cost of long-term care in the United States. However, as the cost of numerous types of long-term care continues to increase, it’s leading people to evaluate their options. Currently, the average cost of a private room in a nursing home is $100,375 every year. For basic adult day care services, it will cost approximately $18,720 per year. 

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