By Teresa Bowman | Published January 15, 2019 | |
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2019 federal guidelines for how much money the spouses of institutionalized Medicaid recipients may keep, as well as related Medicaid figures. In 2019, the spouse of a Medicaid recipient living in a nursing home (called the “community spouse”) may keep as much as $126,420 Read MoreRead More
Medicare’s hospice benefit covers any care that is reasonable and necessary for easing the course of a terminal illness. It is one of Medicare’s most comprehensive benefits and can be extremely helpful to both the terminally ill individual and his or her family, but it is little understood and underutilized. Understanding what is offered ahead of Read MoreRead More
Medicaid Funding Eligibility When Does Medicaid Help Fund Care in Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing? This Medicaid eligibility question often arises at that point when a person, or his or her adult children, are facing the choices of home care or the full-service of an assisted living community or even skilled nursing centers. Regardless of Read MoreRead More
Disability Assistance in Florida, Part 2 Let’s face it. There is no easy way to quickly understand all you would need to know about the many avenues and requirements for disability assistance. That’s why we elder care attorneys hone our own understanding to help guide you. In Part II of this primer on sources of Read MoreRead More
Assistance Programs for the Disabled and Aged An elder law attorney serves as an excellent guide for clients over 65 who may need government assistance programs for their care. Often this means determining Medicaid eligibility. However, there are others who are also in need of the expertise elder law attorneys bring to the table. Over Read MoreRead More
Medicare Medicaid Comparison Snapshot With all the definitions, requirements, and restrictions of Medicare, Medicaid and VA Benefits, an reasonable person would request and NEED a road map to navigate the system. The advantage I have as an Elder Law attorney is that I travel these roads day in and day out. And every day that Read MoreRead More
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