LTACH – What is it and How Can it Benefit My Critically Ill or Catastrophically Injured Loved One?
Medical science has made great strides in the last 30 years. We are certainly living longer. Illnesses and injuries that in the past resulted in death, now do not. However, the recovery period can be a long one, especially for the elderly, whose recuperative abilities are not the same as
A Medicaid Story That Starts Out Bad But Turns Out Just Fine
Last week I wrote about Dad who gifted a large sum to his children and within 6 months needed long term care. Because the money had been spent and could not be returned I had to explain to the daughter that Dad would not be eligible for Medicaid for 4
It’s Dad’s Money. He Can Do What He Wants With It – Right?
In February, 2006 Congress passed some significant changes to the Medicaid laws that created some very dangerous traps for unprepared families needing long term care. At the time I wrote about a case in which Granddad gifted his money to Granddaughter who moved in to care for him. When she
Elder Law Podcast Show #17 Why Do I Need a Will
The law allows every person to distribute property according to their wishes by a written instrument known as a Last Will. However, many people never execute one and miss that opportunity, the consequences of which can be devastating to loved ones. In Show 17 of his monthly elder law podcast, Yale
When Can a Healthy Spouse Keep More Than Half the Assets Under Medicaid Rules
Janeâs husband, John, was recently hospitalized and nursing home care was looking more than likely. At that time, their assets totaled approximately $150,000 (not including their home and one car, both of which are âexemptâ for Medicaid purposes). Jane went to the Board of Social Services to see what benefits