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Top Twenty Problems with Skilled Nursing Facilities (Part Three of Four)

Navigating the care of a loved one in a skilled nursing facility can seem very daunting for family members and friends entrusted with the role of advocate. Justice in Aging compiled a handbook called “20 Common Nursing Home Problems—and How to Re… 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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Use This Form to Avoid Loved Ones Being Denied Medical Information About You

If you are in the hospital, the last thing you want is for a family member or a trusted friend to be denied information about your condition or prognosis.  But this could happen if you haven’t already given authorization about who can receive deta… Read More
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Medicare Coverage and Medicare Planning for Chronic Conditions

If you are a Medicare beneficiary receiving skilled care for a chronic condition, you no longer have to show improvement in order to have the care covered, but your provider (such as a doctor, home care agency, or nursing home) may not know this. Ev… Read More
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Son Liable for Mom's $93,000 Nursing Home Bill Under 'Filial Responsibility' Law

Some 29 states currently have laws making adult children responsible for their parents if their parents can’t afford to take care of themselves.  These “filial responsibility” laws have rarely been enforced, but six years ago when feder… Read More
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Medicaid Planning

Medicaid’s Rules In order to be eligible for Medicaid, you cannot have recently transferred assets. Congress does not want you to move into a nursing home on Monday, give all your money to your children (or whomever) on Tuesday, and qualify fo… Read More
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Possible Change to Medicaid Income Rules

There is currently proposed legislation being considered by Congress that would make an important change to the Medicaid income rules for married couples.  Specifically, if H.R. 1771 (114th Congress) is enacted into law, it would mean that all incom… Read More
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Before You Say I Do

For many couples, it seems quite natural that sooner or later they will want to legally cement their relationship by getting married.  Whether or not that couple attaches a particular religious or cultural significance to the act of getting married,… Read More
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How much money can you keep and be eligible for Medicaid benefits?

When applying for Medicaid benefits to help pay for long-term care, the applicant must list the value of all of their assets that are “countable” under the eligibility rules of the program, as administered in this state by the Connecticut Departm… Read More
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