Do you have a plan in place to deal with the high costs of any future nursing home care? If not, then you need to discover how a Medicaid lawyer can help you protect yourself and your interests. We often hear about how important it is to prepare for the future. Whether it is business planning, legacy planning, or retirement plans, experts continually remind us that it’s vital to be prepared for uncertainty. With more than half of us expected to one day require long-term care in a nursing home or … [Read more...] about What if I Can’t Afford Nursing Home Care?
One things to keep in mind when you are budgeting for your elder years is the high and ever-rising cost of long-term care. Unfortunately many people don't give it a lot of thought, and there are a couple of different reasons for this. First, some assume that Medicare will pick up all of their health care expenses once they reach the age of eligibility. The reality is that Medicare does not pay for long-term care. Another common misconception is that most people are not going to need long-term … [Read more...] about Medicaid May Be Targeted By “Super Committee”
Last Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it does not plan to implement the Community Living Assistance Services and Support (CLASS) Act at the present time. The CLASS Act was intended to act as a federal insurance program for long-term care, particularly in nursing facilities. The enacting legislation requires HHS to determine that the program will be self-sustaining (that is, it will pay for itself) before going into effect. Because HHS was not convinced that … [Read more...] about CLASS Act on Hold
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
As elder law attorneys, we know that choosing a nursing home is a highly stressful experience. So, we’ve provided some sample questions that you can use when choosing a nursing home for your loved one. If you have further questions, consult with qualified elder law attorneys. Nursing home certification Does the nursing home have a state-issued operating license? And, does the nursing home administrator have a state-issued license? Is the nursing home certified to receive Medicaid and … [Read more...] about Advice from Nursing Home Lawyers: Choosing a Nursing Home (Part 1)