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New Federal Direction on Home and Community Based Waiver Eligibility

When a person applies for Medicaid to pay for long-term care, either in a nursing home or through the Home and Community Based Waiver (HCBW), Medicaid examines the applicant’s financial transactions for five years preceding the application to determine if any funds were given away or property sold for less than the value assigned by Medicaid.   401 more words

Affording A Caregiver

*There are hyperlinks within this blog post. They lead to more information and are not affiliated links. Information is based on the State of California, as this is my state of practice. 790 more words

Socialwork

How Will Tax Reform Impact Seniors and Persons with Disabilities?

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) is now officially law. Both the House and Senate passed the new tax reform bill in December with straight party-line votes and no support from Democrats. 1,420 more words

Planning for the Rising Cost of Long-Term Care

Planning for long-term care is an important issue to tackle, and the latest forecast shows that the associated costs of care are reaching well beyond the average person’s means.   293 more words

Caretaker Child

Caretaker Child

For many seniors, owning a home is synonymous with the American Dream. The goal is to stay in the family home, and then pass it on to the next generation. 1,028 more words

Elder Law

Medicare Improvement Standard

Have you or a loved one been denied Medicare-covered services because you’re “not improving”? Many health care providers are still not aware that Medicare is required to cover skilled nursing and home care even if a patient is not showing improvement. 621 more words

HUD Announces Changes to the Federal Reverse Mortgage Program

Seniors sometimes secure and use a reverse mortgage to pay for “in-home” long-term care. Specifically, a reverse mortgage allows a homeowner who is at least 62 years old to use the equity in his or her home to obtain a loan that does not have to be repaid until the homeowner moves, sells, or dies. 439 more words

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