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Monday, January 7, 2019

Medicare's Hospice Benefit

Medicare's hospice benefit covers any necessary and reasonable care for easing the course of a terminal illness. This benefit is often overlooked and underused.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Appealing a Hospital Discharge


The linked article, "Winning Against a Stacked Deck," provides a chilling and frustrating account of an elder law attorney's attempts to fight a Medicare/Hospital decision to discharge her mother.  Between the bureaucracies of the government and the hospital-industrial complex, the deck is stacked against patients.

 


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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Can I Save My House from Long Term Care Costs?

For many people, their house is their most valuable asset.  Our new clients always ask, “How do I save my house from being lost to nursing home costs?” The answer in many situations is through the use of an asset protection trust designed for Medicaid purposes.

Assets placed into an asset protection trust are not required to be spent down to qualify for Medicaid benefits, nor are they subject to Medicaid estate recovery after death.  Once you are past the state’s five year look-back, there will be no penalty if you apply for Medicaid.


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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Will your Power of Attorney for Property Work for You?

The power of attorney is a crucial estate planning document—it allows a third party to step in and make important financial decisions for you if you are no longer able to make those decisions for yourself. The person you appoint to do this is called the agent.  Having a comprehensive power of attorney can keep your family out of guardianship court when it comes to your financial affairs, and save thousands of dollars in legal fees and court costs.  This is a simple solution to an expensive problem - if you have the right durable power of attorney.


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