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Elder Law and Medicaid Planning

Thursday, May 21, 2020

How to Pay for the Costs of Assisted Living


The cost of assisted living care in the U.S. is increasingly high. The average rent for assisted living ranges from $2,000 to $5,000 per month, with the national average falling somewhere close to $4,000 per month. Few people can afford this, but many older adults need some help living a semi-independent life, but do not require constant monitoring and medical supervision.
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Monday, April 20, 2020

How Did the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) Affect Medicaid?


Medicaid seems to always be in the news as it is often at the center of politics. There are many discussions on changes in Medicaid. Those in office or running for office frequently say that they will introduce legislation relating to Medicaid. Changes in Medicaid legislation can have a big impact on how can access


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Thursday, December 19, 2019

How to Select the Right Nursing Home Facility


Whether you are trying to make a decision for yourself or a loved one, selecting the right nursing home facility is a big decision. There is a wide range of options to consider. A facility will not be right for everyone. Take the time to research.

 

 


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Friday, August 16, 2019

What Is Medicaid Planning?


Long term care is very expensive. Many people who are over the age of 65 will need long-term care at a certain point. Fortunately, Medicaid will help pay for long-term care for some people. There are, however, strict asset and income limitations in place in order to qualify for the program. Read more . . .


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Help For North Carolina Seniors In Need Of Home Repairs

If you are starting to feel like Cary Grant in “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” or Tom Hanks in “The Money Pit” you are not alone. Experts say that the average homeowner should expect to spend at least 1 percent of his home's value each year on repairs and general maintenance. The older you get the more difficult this becomes as the house gets older and needs more work, and you get older and can handle less of that work yourself.

If you are having trouble keeping up with needed home repairs, you may want to consider applying for the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency’s...


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Monday, February 20, 2017

Counting on Medicaid? You Might Need To Spend Down.


Long term care in a nursing home facility is ridiculously expensive. All but the wealthiest families would see their assets and income wiped out if they had to pay for it themselves. So how do normal families afford the care their loved ones need? They don’t. Most families rely on government assistance, specifically Medicaid, to pay for long term care.

Medicaid is the single largest payer of nursing home bills in America.


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