Many of us believe that we are going to live forever. Perhaps it's the once a week trip to the gym, or the genes on your mother's side of the family. But the only guarantees in life are death and taxes. It's with this in mind that parents should make will and formulate an estate plan so it doesn't cause undue stress on the surviving family, sometimes even tearing a once harmonious family unit apart.
A number of nursing homes across the country are voicing frustration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The federal agency recently enacted a mandate that prohibits nursing homes from receiving federal funding if admittance of residents requires an arbitration agreement.