January 22, 2019

Not Everyone Can Stay Home – Moving Into an Assisted Living Community or Nursing Home

Caring for an aging parent, spouse or elderly loved one is an emotional undertaking.  People can be very strong in their beliefs as to what is right and wrong.  One issue people debate is the quality of care people receive in an assisted living or a nursing home compared to […]
October 12, 2018
Autumn landscape, Fall scene. Beautiful Autumnal park with color

The Difference Frequent Random Visits to Your Elderly Loved One’s Assisted Living Community or Nursing Home Can Make in the Quality of Care

Most people think you need a lot of money to get good care in an assisted living community or nursing home.  I don’t think that’s true. Instead, I believe that advocacy is what leads to the best care. I believe that someone with no money on Medicaid can get better […]
July 17, 2018
People in court

Can You Name an Alternate Agent in Your Power of Attorney?

Quick Answer: Someone can appoint an alternate (or even more than one alternate) agent in their power of attorney in case their primary agent (or primary co-agents) is unable to serve in that role. An elderly friend was concerned about her power of attorney.  She and her husband serve as […]
July 10, 2018
Medicaid Enrollment

What is Long Term Care Medicaid?

What happens when the money runs out?  That is usually the first thing most people worry about when their loved one needs assisted living or nursing home care. It is an important question because everyone wants to make sure their love ones are taken care of and running out of […]
July 3, 2018
Money in a cage

What is a Medicaid Penalty?

A Medicaid penalty is the amount of time Medicaid won’t pay for your care when you are otherwise eligible for Medicaid benefits. Why would Medicaid penalize someone?  Medicaid penalizes people who make gifts or transfers for less than fair market value during the five year lookback period.  Any gifts during […]
June 26, 2018
Medicaid

An Overview of Medical and Financial Eligibility for Medicaid – A Single Person

The phrase long-term care Medicaid includes Medicaid benefits in a variety of living environments. These would include, for example, assisted living communities, nursing homes and continuing care retirement communities (except the independent living part of the continuing care retirement community).  Long-term care Medicaid is the benefit that pays for care […]
June 19, 2018
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An Overview of Medical and Financial Eligibility for Medicaid – Married Couples

The phrase long-term care Medicaid includes Medicaid benefits in a variety of living environments. These would include, for example, assisted living communities, nursing homes and continuing care retirement communities (except the independent living part of the continuing care retirement community).  Long-term care Medicaid is the benefit that pays for care […]