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Medicaid Per Capita Caps

Health care reform legislation has been a major topic of debate at the federal level for a number of years now.  Current Republican efforts are focused on trying to change the Affordable Care Act that was passed during the administration of Preside… Read More
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Government Agency Provides Misinformation

In the estate planning work we do for our clients, we need to know how to deal with a number of different government agencies.  Depending on a client’s age and personal circumstances, we often help facilitate claims for benefits though the Connect… Read More
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Gray Divorce - Estate Planning and Long-Term Care Planning

Gray Divorce- Estate Planning and Long-Term Care Planning It’s true… Baby Boomers are changing the way we think about work, retirement and, yes, divorce!  Baby Boomers in general are more independent, more physically active and working long… Read More
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Time for a Change

We often say here at the firm that change is one of the few certainties in life. Depending on our stage of life, change can be exciting, fun, relieving, and anxiety-provoking. It is safe to say that change can be hard to endure. Older adults who have… Read More
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Dementia Tools at Your Fingertips

Caregivers for those living with dementia are all over the country. Caregivers range in age, ethnicity, geography, income, and education. While research theories have been done about what the large, diverse population of caregivers looks like and wha… Read More
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Resident-on-Resident Abuse Is Common in Nursing Homes

One of a family’s worst nightmares is their loved one suffering abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Abuse can come from staff members, but a more common source of abuse may actually be other residents. Researchers believe that… Read More
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Medicaid Claimant Survives Challenge to Loan Made to Family Member

When we are working with families who wish to engage in Medicaid planning or for whom a family member must file an application for benefits, there are some common misconceptions we observe.  Families do not often appreciate that the Medicaid eligibi… Read More
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The Face of an Epidemic

Winter brings holidays, chilly weather, and basketball season. In Connecticut, collegiate women’s basketball is a source of pride and joy for thousands of residents. Countless fans across the nation are familiar with the name Pat Summitt. She is kn… Read More
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Top Twenty Problems with Skilled Nursing Facilities (Part Two of Four)

Many of our clients have approached us for advice about nursing home placement for a loved one. Part One of this blog explored five common problems outlined in Justice in Aging’s 2005 article “20 Common Nursing Home Problems—and How To Resolve… Read More
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The Perils of Do it Yourself Medicaid Planning

As we stress often to families in our practice, planning for and dealing with the significant challenges and difficulties of long-term care is a daunting process.  The complexities of very complicated state and federal Medicaid laws and regulations… Read More
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