New Trend in Medical Care – Geriatric ER?
As I have written often, we will see many changes in the types of services and the ways they will be offered as the population continues to age, with 77 million baby boomers approaching senior status. One interesting change, in which New Jersey is in the forefront, is the appearance
Medicaid’s Spend Down – Don’t Get Caught Short (Part 2)
Last week we were discussing Jeff’s difficulties spending down his mom’s remaining assets, not getting caught with too much at the end of the month to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to cover the private pay rate. So how does one avoid this Medicaid “trap”? As we approached the final
Medicaid’s Spend Down – Don’t Get Caught Short
We had been working with Jeff to prepare for an eventual Medicaid application to be filed on his mother’s behalf. Much of that work involved reviewing the 5 years of records, Medicaid’s look back period. But we also needed to coordinate the spend down as we were nearing the target
Long Term Care Planning – Should I Wait and See? Part 2
Kelly had originally called us 7 years ago. Her dad had recently fallen in his home and Kelly recognized the need for someone to come into his home to help him. At that time she felt that only a few hours a day was all that was necessary and once