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Will Medicare Cover Your Long-Term Care Needs?

Most people understand that by paying into Social Security throughout their careers, they are eligible to receive health care benefits through Medicare starting at age 65.  Individuals under age 65 who qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits are also…

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Do You Know Your Long-Term Care Options in 2022?

As a new year begins, taking stock in your life and your health care planning is more crucial than ever before. Americans continue responding to the ever-present threat of COVID-19 in its many iterations, and we are identifying that which…

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Do You Understand Gifting and the Medicaid Penalty?

Medicaid is a federal/state program which helps low-income seniors with limited income and assets afford healthcare and long-term care. Many seniors believe their only option to qualify for the program is to “spend down” their assets. While this is true…

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Prepare With Your Parents in Advance for Their Future

Plan Ahead. Don’t Wait, for an Emergency. That sounds like something your mother might say, right? And how often have you wished that you’d followed mother’s good advice? Nobody really wants to think in advance about accidents or illness. But…

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Wildlife Expert Retiring Due to Dementia

Famous author, TV producer and wildlife expert, Jack Hannah has decided to go into retirement due to his struggle with dementia. Known as "Jungle" Jack, he left the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, where he served as director, then director emeritus,…

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When is Medicaid crisis planning appropriate?

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program available to individuals who meet certain asset requirements that help them pay for long-term care (LTC) costs. Sudden necessity for long-term medical care often creates devastating financial impacts on unprepared Americans, especially…

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Elder Law Attorneys Benefit Seniors and Their Families

An elder law attorney specializes as a legal advocate for aging adults and their loved ones. Elder law encompasses a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person. Issues related to guardianship, retirement, health care, including advance…

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Understand the Risks of Medicaid and Gift Giving

Many seniors enjoy being generous to their children by gifting them monetarily. In certain circumstances, however, there is a real concern that people who may be in need of long-term nursing care in the near future should not give gifts.…

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