As parents, it’s hard to treat all children fairly, despite their different personalities and capabilities. Most try to ensure that one child never feels less
Myths of the Midlife Marriage
There are numerous money myths that you’ll hear when you consider getting married at midlife, particularly if your spouse-to-be has children from a first marriage.
Massachusetts Looks at Changing Special Needs Trusts
A recent article in The Boston Globe, “MassHealth may force seniors to make hard choice,” explains that disabled seniors in the state may need to
Take a Guess How Much the Average American Family Caregiver Spends Annually on Elder Care for a Loved One?
“Almost $7,000 a year. That’s what the average American family caregiver spends each year on household, medical and other expenses for a loved one.” The
Elder Law Attorneys Help Seniors and Their Families
The (Fort Worth TX) Star-Telegram recently published an article, “Elder care attorneys can help with long-term care, Medicaid.” The article explained that this segment of
Medicare’s Observation Status Can Have You Seeing Extra Dollar Signs
If you’re in the hospital under “observation status,” which is a Medicare designation applied to patients deemed insufficiently ill for formal admission, but still too
“SNF” Doesn’t Stand for “Sunday Night Football” When Talking About Medicaid and Medicare
Can you believe the average cost for a one-bedroom unit in an assisted living facility is nearly $42,000 a year in our country? These long-term-care
Federal Legislation Passed to Protect Special Needs Trusts
The U.S. House recently passed the Special Needs Trust Fairness and Medicaid Improvement Act (H.R. 670) by a vote of 382-22. This legislation corrects a
Before You Panic and Sell the Family Home, Talk with an Elder Law Attorney
Let’s look at a difficult but very common scenario where a husband or wife has an immediate need for nursing home care. Unfortunately, the couple
Which One of Us Should Take Care of Mom and Dad?
With Americans living longer, many Baby Boomers now find themselves giving financial and emotional support to their aging parents. An important part of this process
Miller Time in Missouri: Qualified Income Trusts Are OK to Use
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently reported in "Trusts sidestep Missouri income limit for home care" that the Missouri Department of Social Services now recognizes Qualified
Start Thinking about Medicaid
It is no wonder folks put off thinking about it, says The USA Today in "Navigating Medicaid for elder care can be as painful as