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Gifting Assets and Potential Medicaid Penalties

Medicaid is a federal-state program that helps low-income seniors with limited assets and incomes afford long-term care and healthcare. Many seniors believe their only option to qualify for the program is to “spend down” their assets. While this is true…

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How are Medicaid and Medicare Different?

In the healthcare industry, the acronym LASA, which stands for “look-alike-sound-alike” is used when referring to medications.  When it comes to federal programs, Medicaid and Medicare, in written form, look alike and they do sound alike but work very differently.…

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The Cost of Alzheimer’s Disease

The annual Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures (alz.org) has now been published for 2020 by The Alzheimer's Association. The findings give pause when contemplating the future of many Americans who will be living with crippling dementia. Health care and long-term…

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What Roles Do Elder Law Attorneys Fulfill?

The senior citizen population of the United States is increasing rapidly as the baby boomer generation ages, and the influx of international migration continues. Although the US average life expectancy has seen a slight three-year decline, many Americans, men and…

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Senior living trends in 2020

Actuaries used to define senior housing construction projections and schedules are based on population data that are five or more years out. These metrics attempt to address occupancy and growth challenges as senior living occupancy rates fluctuated between the 86…

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3 Myths You Should Know About Medicaid

Medicaid is a complex benefits program created by the federal government and administered by each state for its residents. There are several different elements of Medicaid, and most of them offer health care coverage to individuals who meet income and…

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Time to View Aging as a Success Story

If you’ve been able to make it to your later years in life, you need to consider that a huge success in aging. After all, when you think about the alternative to aging your perspective about getting older shifts. You…

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Showing how to care for an elderly parent, a son sits with his smiling father using digital tablet in living room

A Guide for Caring for an Elderly Parent

Caring for an elder parent comes with many questions and challenges. Imagining your parents as seniors can be hard enough, not to mention having to understand and respond to the reality that each parent will age differently. Even if you…

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