Aging Wisely

Staying eligible for Medicaid after the death of a spouse

By Macrina G. Hjerpe
Posted 3/27/17

The Family Caregiver Alliance has reported that spousal caregivers over age 66 who experience caregiving-related stress have a 63 percent higher mortality rate than non-caregivers of the same age. …

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