No Money, No Transfers, No Medicaid – What Gives?
I received a call the other day from Mary who was at her wits end. Last year her dad’s Medicaid application had been denied. Dad’s finances were quite simple. He had no money to his name. What little he had in savings he had spent down for his care and
The Long Term Care Perfect Storm
Two articles in the local paper last week reminded me again of how a number of forces are combining in the coming months and years to really make the long term care issue an acute problem for many Americans, creating a “perfect storm” to use a popular phrase of recent
The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Reduce a Medicaid Penalty
There are many reasons why the Medicaid program is so confusing to the general public. Perhaps, the greatest source of misunderstanding is the Medicaid penalty. And that mystification can cost literally thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Allow me to explain. The Medicaid penalty is actually a period of months
How Does Medicaid View Long Term Care Insurance?
Mary cared for her husband, John, at home. John had long term care insurance to help pay for a home health aide. However, over time, keeping John at home simply became impossible and Mary was forced to place him in a nursing facility. She applied the insurance towards the cost