It’s becoming more and more popular for family members and friends to assist their loved ones with long term care needs. This can be a great way to keep a loved one in the home while also allowing her to live a more comfortable life. If you’re thinking about becoming a caregiver to your loved one, you may want to consider the use of a caregiver agreement. Caregiver agreements allow you and your loved one to create a care plan. Take a look at the information below, to better understand how a … [Read more...] about Long Term Care: Caregiver Agreements
We often have elderly clients and their adult children come into our office with the fear, “Will I lose everything to the nursing home? Fortunately, there are often options to alleviate this fear and protect assets. Ryan and his elderly father, John, age 71, come into the office for a Medicaid/nursing home consultation. John is still living independently but is concerned about his future. He doesn’t want to be a burden on Ryan and his sisters and he doesn’t want to spend any more of his … [Read more...] about Will I Lose Everything to the Nursing Home?
As our loved ones continue to age, there are often long term care needs that must be addressed. If you have a loved one who is in need of extra care assistance, you may want to make sure that you understand all of your options. Take a look at some of the information below to help guide you through the process. If you have additional questions, or if you need assistance choosing a long term care facility, meet with an estate planning or elder law attorney. What is long term care and what are … [Read more...] about Long Term Care FAQ
Medicaid is a government benefit program that provides medical assistance to the poor and elderly, including paying the costs of nursing home care for many Kentucky residents. The state is now seeking proposals from companies to provide managed care for many Medicaid recipients in an effort to reduce the cost of Medicaid, which is the state government's second biggest expense after education. This new strategy reportedly will not affect Medicaid for nursing home residents, except to the extent … [Read more...] about Kentucky’s Search for Medicaid Savings
It can be hard to know when an elderly loved one is creating sufficient safety concerns to insist he or she stop driving. If you feel that your loved one should no longer be driving, the chances are your suspicions are correct. It is important to monitor your elderly loved one’s driving skills to make sure that he or she is safe on the road. Taking away your loved one’s keys can save his life and the lives of others. Does your elderly loved one display the following warning signs? Does he … [Read more...] about When Should An Elderly Loved One Stop Driving?