More Than Just Power of Attorney
More often than not, the calls we receive in our office concerning a long term care crisis are made by one or more of the adult children of the senior in failing health. We ask whether there is a power of attorney in place which will legally permit a
Second Marriage – Happily Ever After? (Part 2)
Last week I was telling you about George and Mary. Mary has dementia and may soon need nursing home care. George had gone to an elder law attorney who told him that once Mary spent down her assets she’d qualify for Medicaid. That advice came at a time when
Second Marriage – Happily Ever After?
George called me because his wife, Mary wasn’t doing well. She has dementia and he is facing the prospect of needing long term care for her, possibly in a nursing home, although he would like to do everything possible to keep her at home. As the conversation always does,
Confusing Medicaid with Other Government Programs (Part 2)
Last week I was telling you about the call I received from Lou. His dad had been living in senior housing but now needs nursing home care. Dad has $80,000 left in assets which he plans to spend down and then apply for Medicaid. When I asked Lou about