Joseph Matthews has been an attorney since 1971, and from 1975 to 1977 he taught at the law school of the University of California, Berkeley. He has for many years been involved in matters relating to seniors, and is the author of Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions and Long Term Care: How to Plan & Pay for It, as well as How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim.
Articles By Joseph Matthews
Long-term care insurance has been widely advertised as protection against the costs of long-term care, but this insurance is expensive and often provides only limited benefits that may end up covering only a small percentage, or nothing at all, of your total long-term care costs.
Until you reach full retirement age, working while receiving early retirement benefits may reduce your Social Security retirement benefits.
Many people who are elderly or have disabilities have trouble paying the portion of medical bills left unpaid by Medicare and cannot afford private medigap insurance or a Medicare Advantage plan.
Medicare offers different levels of low-income subsidies, called "Extra Help," to help pay for the cost of prescription drugs above and beyond what a standard Part D plan pays.
A growing number of patients recovering from surgery or a major illness are referred by their doctors to skilled nursing facilities.
Who's responsible for accidents that occur on or around buildings and grounds?
If you've had an accident on stairs, here's how to determine if the property owner is at fault.
Assisted living (also called sheltered care or catered living) combines much of the homelike atmosphere of independent living with some of the personal care of a nursing facility.
Recovering for head and neck injuries may depend on the state helmet law and whether the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.
Choosing a residential care facility for a person with Alzheimer's disease requires special considerations. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive condition that slowly erodes an elder's ability to think clearly, take care of basic daily needs, and maintain emotional and psychological equilibrium. In