Hospice Care

Hospice CareIt is unfortunate that many people who died in a hospital emergency room or who received heroic treatments to prolong life in a hospital or nursing home may have had the alternative of dying at home in familiar surroundings, with family or other loved ones at their side.Most often...

Medicaid Planning Part III

IntroductionIn Medicaid Planning Part II we covered:Intent to Return HomeMedicaid Treatment of a HomeSpecial Home Exemption RuleJoint TenancyTransfer Title of the Property to the Community SpouseTransfers to a spouse of any assets are exempt from Medicaid eligibility rules. An institutional...

Medicaid Planning Part II

IntroductionIn Medicaid Planning Part I we covered:Income Annuity in the Name of the Community SpousePrepaid Funeral Instead of or in Addition to Burial FundsUse of Spend Down ResourcesIntent to Return HomeIf a single person receiving Medicaid care in a facility has a house, that property could...

Medicaid Planning Part I

IntroductionA person facing the prospect of long-term care with moderate income and assets may eventually have to rely on Medicaid to pay part or all of the cost of care.Medicaid planning, using a qualified elder law attorney, allows you to correct inequities in the system. Medicaid planning...

The Problem with Government Long Term Care

Public Misconception Provides a False Sense of SecuritySurveys by organizations that support long term care planning, such as the AARP, consistently reveal that a majority of the American public thinks the government will provide long term care services when the time comes for needing those...
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