Insurance and Costs

The future is now for 10 people living with ALS at this state-of-the-art residence overlooking Boston harbor

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 12:29, By: Miriam Davidson
The lobby of the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, Mass., is quiet and elegant, like the lobby of a fancy hotel. A fountain burbles in the background while comfortable chairs and sofas invite visitors to sit down and relax. In the sunny café, a gleaming glass case shows off fresh-baked...
Posted on Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 07:26, By: Freelance
Did you know your insurance company can change and even revoke the care you’re getting? What you think is covered can be changed without warning. That’s just what happened to my 48-year-old son, Gene, last December. Gene’s story
Posted on Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 07:13, By: Alyssa Quintero
Getting benefits and coverage from insurance companies and federal programs shouldn’t have to be a battle, but sometimes it is. To win, it pays to know every detail of your policy and benefits plan like the back of your hand. Understanding the plan’s policies, benefits and eligibility criteria...
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 17:00, By: Bill Norman
Former Senator Bob Dole and David Jayne, who has ALS, pushed Congress to loosen Medicare homebound restrictions.
Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Alyssa Quintero
In February 2004, Leonard Picton of Ellicott City, Md., received a diagnosis of ALS. Immediately, Leonard, 65, and his wife, Lee, who has multiple sclerosis, went into ultra-financial-planning mode. For Lee, the question became, “Will we have enough money left to take care of me when Leonard’s gone...

How to start long-term financial planning

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Alyssa Quintero
ALS is a disease that can be devastating financially as well as physically. In the first of a two-part series, we look at steps to take in the early stages of ALS. One of the first moves to make following an ALS diagnosisis is to review your family’s long-term financial situation and put a new...
Posted on Monday, January 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Christina Medvescek
Like hotels and hospitals, there are good and bad nursing homes. Even the best isn't the same as living at home, but residential facilities offer round-the-clock care that may be impossible to get at home. Some people with ALS choose to go to nursing homes as an act of control over "being a burden...