Category: Elder Law FAQ


How Can You Cover the Cost of a Nursing Home If Your Loved One Has Parkinson’s?

Learning that a loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease is extremely difficult for family members to absorb. Oftentimes, and rightfully so, the initial focus of family members is obtaining the most advanced medical treatment available. Such care, however, can be costly. Furthermore, as the disease progresses, it may continue to impact your loved

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Using Estate Planning to Prepare for Medicaid

Long-term care involves not only a loss of personal autonomy; it also comes at a tremendous financial price. Proper planning can help your family prepare for the financial toll and protect assets for future generations. 

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Congress Fixes Some, But Not All, Medicare Enrollment Problems

Tucked into the federal spending bill that passed at the end of December 2020 are some changes aimed at simplifying Medicare enrollment and addressing coverage gaps. But Congress chose not to deal with the biggest problem.

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What is Long-Term Care and Who Provides It?

Long-term care is the care you need if you can’t perform daily activities on your own for an extended period of time. There are a number of different ways that this kind of care can be provided. 

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Your Medical Directive

Any complete estate plan should include a medical directive, which can encompass a number of different documents. 

The Attorney's Role in Medicaid Planning

Do you need an attorney for even “simple” Medicaid planning? This depends on your situation, but in most cases, the prudent answer would be “yes.” 

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Who Should Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?

Buying long-term care insurance is one way to protect against the high cost of long-term care. However, this type of insurance may not be for everyone, so consider all your options.

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