Chronic illnesses and injuries leave countless Americans disabled and in need of long-term custodial care, which could easily cost over $50,000 per year. Traditional health insurance plans do not cover custodial care because it is not “medical” treatment. Similarly, the Medicare program does not cover custodial care because it is not medical treatment. So, what options remain? You can pay the cost yourself, quickly exhausting what you’ve taken a lifetime to … [Read more...] about Medicaid Changes Make Pre-Planning Essential
Although you may not want to think about it, there could come a point when you must decide if it makes sense to move a loved one into a nursing home. While this is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make, there are steps you can take and questions you can answer to clear the air and make things easier for all parties involved. The primary challenge of moving a loved one into a nursing home is often the first step. This is when you make the final decision and begin your … [Read more...] about A Nursing Home Attorney Can Help
It goes without saying that people are living longer than ever before. While this is good news for everyone, there is something to remember: you could still run into difficult times at some point in the future. Here’s some more good news: there are a variety of government programs you can turn to for assistance. For example, Medicaid comes into play for millions of Americans. Medicaid.gov defines this as follows: “Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that, together with the … [Read more...] about An Attorney can Assist with Medicaid Planning
Long-term care insurance isn’t something you want to think about, but it’s a purchase that should at least be on your radar. As you learn more about this type of coverage, you can make a final decision as to whether it’s a good choice for you and your budget. Long-term care insurance is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a policy that kicks in to cover expenses associated with most types of long-term care, such as a stay in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Should you come to … [Read more...] about Long-Term Care Insurance: Tips for Buying a Policy
What does the phrase “long-term care” mean to you? Do you understand how it could impact you or a loved one in the future? Do you have a plan in place for protecting yourself to the best of your ability? There are many details associated with long-term care, but when it comes to planning these three deserve your immediate attention. It Comes in Many Forms There’s more than one type of long-term care. For example, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and in-home care are among the … [Read more...] about Things You Need to Know About Long-Term Care
Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease with a variety of severe symptoms. With this in mind, should you be in charge of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, it’s important that you take a variety of steps to protect them (and yourself). Here are some of the many things you can do to help a loved one with Alzheimer’s: Get them the best possible medical care: There’s no cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are steps your loved one can take to slow down the progression of the disease. Be sure … [Read more...] about How to Help a Loved One With Alzheimer’s
Long-term care planning isn’t something you look forward to. In fact, it may be something you have continually put off. It’s hard to think about a future in which you may require assistance with daily activities. But if you don’t do this now, it could cause you more stress down the road. Here are three of the most important long-term care planning questions you can answer: 1. How will you pay for long-term care? This is the first question to answer, as it’ll dictate many decisions regarding … [Read more...] about Long-Term Care Planning: Have You Answered These Questions?
The question of whether or not you should buy long-term care insurance is a complicated one — and there are many reasons for that. On the surface, long-term care insurance is simple to understand. It’s a policy that kicks in to cover expenses associated with many types of long-term care, such as the type you receive at a nursing home or in your own home. However, there’s more to long-term care insurance than meets the eye. Your goal is to determine if it’s something you should add to your … [Read more...] about Should You Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?
Compliments of the McGee Law Firm, Attorney Brandon McGee As you drive your mom to her regular doctor appointment, you think of everything you need to do: Drop off Bobby at soccer, pick up Sally from softball, pick up groceries, make dinner, etc. It seems the list is endless. You wonder how your mom had time to do it all and still have time to be so loving. After flipping through old magazines in the doctor’s office, you go in with your mom for her appointment. Your mom had some … [Read more...] about When Time Is Short
Compliments of the McGee Law Firm, Attorney Brandon McGee As we get older, it often seems that time accelerates. It seems the children were in diapers just yesterday. But, now they’ve left home and they have kids of their own. Where does the time go? Aging is a normal part of life. The infant becomes a toddler. Later the teenager becomes an adult (thankfully). Unfortunately, as we age later in life, we are no longer as able-bodied as when we were teenagers. Gradually, we all get … [Read more...] about Preserving Your Independence