So often, when families call in the midst of a long term care crisis, their primary concern, they tell us, is to care for their loved one at home. For some that will be impossible, as their medical needs require nursing home care. But, for others, home care is possible.
So many ways to get tripped up by the Medicaid system. Here’s yet another one. John was agent under power of attorney for his mom who was in a nursing facility. Over the past 3 years he had spent Mom’s money down for her care and then applied for Medicaid.
When it comes to long term care planning, the earlier the better. One of the primary reasons is the Medicaid 5 year look back. Medicaid will look back through 5 years of your financial records to determine if you have done anything with your money that would cause you to
Mary‘s dad lived a long life, passing away at 80. He left a 1.5 million dollar estate. In an effort to minimize estate taxes he had started a gifting program amongst his 3 children and 9 grandchildren, which had reduced his estate by almost $500,000 in the last 3 years
Jerry’s dad receives a monthly check from the German government, compensation as a result of his suffering at the hands of the Nazis in World War II. Dad has dementia and will soon need nursing home care. Jerry is trying to preserve as much as he can for his mom,