Medicaid Spend Down: Pay for More Than Just Bills

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Since the 1960s, Medicaid has provided health care coverage for low-income people across the United States. For millions of seniors, Medicaid offers financial assistance, helping them to cover the cost of long-term care services. Today, this joint federal-state program also benefits Read More …

Can Medicaid Take Your House if it’s in a Trust?

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As we’re out in the community, participating in business expos, hosting informational luncheons and availing ourselves as a resource, a common question is “can Medicaid take your house?” And it’s a great question because your most valuable property may be Read More …

2024 Goal: Get Your Estate Plan Done

Get Your Estate Plan Done

Visiting your local estate planning attorney to get your estate plan done is one New Year’s resolution that you should definitely keep. None of us knows whether or when we may find ourselves seriously injured or sick. But if it Read More …

Protecting Spouses Of Medicaid Applicants: 2024 Guidelines

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Each fall, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) renews the federal guidelines that seek to protect individuals whose spouses are applying for or receiving Medicaid long-term care benefits. These protections, known as the Spousal Impoverishment Standards, help to support Read More …

Medicare Premiums (Part B), Deductibles Going Back Up in 2024

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In 2023, seniors were happy to see their Medicare Part B standard monthly premiums and annual deductibles go down for the first time in more than a decade. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for 2024, when these charges will be Read More …

Protecting Spouses of Medicaid Applicants: 2023 Guidelines

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2023 federal guidelines for how much money the spouses of institutionalized Medicaid recipients may keep, as well as related Medicaid figures. What Are Spousal Impoverishment Rules? Spousal impoverishment is a concern for Read More …

What Is Hospice Care at Home?

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Hospice care is a type of health care that patients with terminally ill conditions rely on at the end of their lives. This type of care focuses on pain management and emotional, spiritual, and familial support for patients nearing the Read More …

Know The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid

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Although Medicaid and Medicare are both public health insurance programs, they have essential differences. Medicare is a federal program for older adults, people with disabilities, and individuals with end-stage renal failure. Medicaid is federal-state assistance for those with limited incomes.  Read More …

What Are Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts?

Elder Law Attorney Cleveland to help protect assets from Medicaid

Medicaid is a state- and federally funded health program for lower-income persons of all ages. For applicants who fall into certain categories, Medicaid imposes specific rules on how much income and resources they can have and still qualify for benefits. Read More …

Medicare Vs. Medicare Advantage. What is Right For You?

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Recent research by the Kaiser Family Foundation examined the differences between traditional Medicare Vs. Medicare Advantage. While people in either program were similarly satisfied with their care and overall care coordination, some distinctions became apparent. Traditional Medicare’s Strengths Traditional Medicare Read More …

Nursing Home Eviction? What can you do?

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Nursing home evictions, or involuntary discharges or transfers, disrupt the lives of residents, leading to homelessness, separation from familial support systems, and loss of care. As federal law covers all federally funded nursing home residents, nursing home evictions are legal only in Read More …

Tues., Nov.1st, 10-2, Aging Well Senior Expo at Lorain County Community College

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Come meet Joseph L. Motta on Tuesday, November 1st, 2022, at the Lorain County Community College Spitzer Conference Center  from 10:00am-2:00pm. Learn about valuable community services that specifically benefit seniors. The Aging Well Senior Expo is a great place to Read More …

Qualify For Medicaid With a “Miller” Trust

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In order to qualify for Medicaid, the applicant’s income must fall below a certain level. Most states allow individuals to spend down any income above this level on their care until they reach the state’s income standard. But in some Read More …

What Documents Are Required for a Medicaid Application?

Medicaid Paperwork in Ohio

(updated with 2023 numbers to reflect Medicaid Guide 2023) Medicaid applicants must prove that they have limited income and assets in order to be eligible for long-term care services. Before beginning the application process, it is helpful to understand what Read More …