The need for a guardianship really depends on the facts and circumstances of each case, however, many guardianship cases result from the absence of a properly drafted power of attorney (“POA”) and statutory gifts rider (“SGR”).  In order to sign these documents, one must possess contractual capacity.  Most people diagnosed with the onset of dementia…

As the population ages, the need for caregivers is growing, but restrictive immigration policies, whatever you may think of them, could have a negative impact on a caregiving industry that is already facing workforce shortages. 

Medicare does not offer much in the way of dental benefits, but advocates for Medicare beneficiaries are arguing for that to change. 

The federal government has released the 2020 federal guidelines for how much money the spouses of Medicaid recipients may keep, as well as related Medicaid figures.

Powerless Power of Attorney

In certain circumstances, a revocable living trust must be strongly considered.  To determine if a revocable living trust is an appropriate necessity, one must first understand its purpose.  Unlike a Last Will and Testament (“Will”), a revocable living trust does not need to be probated upon one’s death.  Probate is the legal process of going…

The Secure Act

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Setting Every Community Up For Retirement Act (“SECURE Act”) effective January 1, 2020.  The SECURE Act dramatically changes the administration of individual retirement accounts and most other qualified retirement plans during your lifetime and after death.  As many of you might know, prior to the SECURE Act,…

When it comes to long-term care costs, the charges for home care are now rising faster than those for nursing home care, according to Genworth’s 2019 Cost of Care survey.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the amount taxpayers can deduct from their 2020 income as a result of buying long-term care insurance.

After small or no increases the past couple of years, Medicare’s Part B premium will rise sharply in 2020. The basic monthly premium will increase $9.10, from $135.50 a month to $144.60. 

Nursing home residents do not automatically have to sell their homes in order to qualify for Medicaid, but that doesn’t mean the house is completely protected.

Turkey, Football and Eldercare Discussions

Traditionally, Thanksgiving is the holiday when the entire family, for better or worse, comes together.  After the melatonin calms everyone’s nerves, this a great opportunity for families to discuss sensitive topics which are often set aside for “some other time”.  In some instances, the discussion might be driven by children encouraging family members to get…

Under Medicaid law, following the death of the Medicaid recipient a state must attempt to recover from his or her estate whatever benefits it paid for the recipient’s care.

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