Medicaid

How to Protect the Family Farm from Medicaid

Long-Term Care Planning for Farmers: How to Save the Family Farm from Medicaid

What is the greatest threat to the family farm here in America? Some say it’s the rising costs of fertilizer or farm equipment. But actually, the greatest threat to the family farm is long-term care. As we’ve mentioned on previous blogs, 70% of us will need long-term care at some point in our life. If …

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Family Caregiver Payment Information

How to Receive Payment for Being a Family Caregiver: The 8 Qualifications You Must Meet

Does your mom, dad, grandparent, or other relative need help with things like meal preparation, eating, bathing, dressing, getting in the car, and transportation. We call those “activities of daily living.” If you have a relative that needs assistance with those activities of daily living, you could receive payment as a family caregiver for them. …

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Prohibited Transfer of Assets

Prohibited Transfer of Assets Among Family Members and How This Affects Medicaid Eligibility for Nursing Home Patients

We recently received a follow-up letter to a previous blog we had written about the Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance. This letter explains a situation where a prohibited transfer of assets occurred, which can greatly affect the Medicaid eligibility for someone who is an assisted living or nursing home facility. Below is the letter and our …

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Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance

Protecting a Spouse When the Other Spouse Is in a Nursing Home — The Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance

We recently received letter from a gentleman whose mother is currently in a nursing home. He was worried about his dad (not in the nursing home) having enough money to cover the costs of daily living. This is a very important issue that see quite frequently in our practice as not many people are aware …

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Assisted Living Facility Decisions

Making Difficult Decisions – When Is the Right Time for Your Parents to Enter a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility?

At some point in time during everyone’s lifetime, you have to answer this question — when do you need to consider a nursing home or assisted living facility for mom or dad? This is not pleasant decision to make, but it’s a very important decision. We’re here to hopefully shed some light regarding how best …

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Prepaid Funeral Plans

Prepaid Funeral Plans: What Expenses Can Be Included and What Expenses Should Be Excluded

Today we’re talking about prepaid funeral plans for Medicaid recipients. Many of our previous blogs have addressed Medicaid qualifications and rules for those needing assistance paying for a nursing home or skilled nursing facility. In many of these cases, assets are transferred from the nursing home patient to a family member or loved one to …

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Caretaker Child Exemption

Using a Caretaker Child Exemption to Save Your Parents House from Medicaid and the Nursing Home

Through our dearnursinghomeguy@gmail.com email service, we receive quite a few letters from caretakers and families who are concerned about their parents home and assets when and if their parents require nursing home care. These families want to preserve the assets that their parents worked hard to obtain, and they’re worried that everyitng will be taken …

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The Biggest Threat to the American Farmer

The Greatest Threat to the American Farmer Today — Protecting Their Assets from Nursing Home and Long-term Care Facilities

So what do you think is the greatest threat to the American farmer today? Do you think it’s the environmental concerns? Do you think it’s the taxes? I personally think that the biggest threat to the American farmer is the issue of long-term care and how to pay for it. Medicare vs. Medicaid First, let’s …

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Protecting Your Assets from the Nursing Home

Paying for Nursing Home and Assisted-Living Costs – Protecting Your Assets from Long-Term Care

What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid as it relates to protecting your assets and paying for long-term care expenses? Medicare is like medical insurance. If you’re on Medicare and you go into the hospital for a heart attack, hip replacement, or some other medical need that’s curable, then Medicare picks up that bill. …

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Medicaid Qualification Tips

Exemptions and Exceptions to the Rules for Medicaid Qualification — How We Can Help You Qualify!

Medicaid qualification can mean the difference between preserving your family assets and losing them all to a long-term care facility. According to population statistics, 70% of us will need long-term care at some point in time in our lifetime. If your mom and/or dad have to be in some type of protected environment, that usually …

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Medicaid Eligibility

Medicaid Eligibility — Dealing with the Expensive Costs of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

Through our dearnursinghomeguy@gmail.com email service, we frequently receive letters families who are struggling with the expensive costs of nursing home or assisted living. These families are dealing with obstacles in obtaining Medicaid eligibility for their loved ones who are are needing long-term care. Below are a couple letters that we recently received. We hope these …

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