30 10, 2023

What Is the Lifeline Program?

2023-10-30T03:47:01-04:00October 30th, 2023|

The Lifeline Program is a federal program that works to lower the cost of phone and internet services for low-income American households. The Lifeline Program can certainly benefit an older person living on a fixed income. With the reduced costs [...]

20 10, 2023

What Is Elder Abuse? Elder Law Q&A

2023-10-19T06:23:53-04:00October 20th, 2023|

Ten percent of adults 65 and older experience elder abuse each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Elder abuse happens when a caregiver or another trusted individual causes physical, mental, or financial harm to an older adult by an [...]

29 09, 2023

What Does Incapacitated Mean in Elder Law & Estate Planning?

2023-09-28T10:56:32-04:00September 29th, 2023|

When working with an attorney to prepare for your future and address the challenges associated with aging, you will likely come across the term “incapacitated.” Incapacitated Definition Someone who is incapacitated cannot make personal decisions or understand legal documents. An [...]

25 08, 2023

Selling Your Life Insurance Policy to Help Cover Expenses

2023-08-30T15:56:04-04:00August 25th, 2023|

The National Council on Aging reports that more than 16.5 million adults 65 and older experience economic insecurity, with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Rising housing and health care bills can burden seniors on fixed, limited incomes. Life [...]

7 08, 2023

Home Health Services Underutilized by Seniors, Study Shows

2023-09-03T07:50:25-04:00August 7th, 2023|

Health Affairs estimates that 4 million older adults can only leave their homes with assistance, making accessing care challenging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1.3 million Americans receive care in nursing homes. According to A Place For Mom, more [...]

24 07, 2023

Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts (MAPT) in Long-Term Care Planning

2023-07-24T08:13:56-04:00July 24th, 2023|

Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts (MAPTs), also known as Medicaid Planning Trusts or Home Protection Trusts, offer a crucial planning strategy for individuals seeking Medicaid coverage but having excess assets. These specialized trusts provide a means for Medicaid applicants to protect [...]

22 07, 2023

Transferring Parent’s Home Under Medicaid Caregiver Child Exemption

2023-07-24T08:19:27-04:00July 22nd, 2023|

When it comes to caring for elderly parents and securing their long-term care, the caregiver child exemption, also known as the caretaker child exemption, is a valuable option for families. This provision enables seniors to transfer their primary home to [...]

12 06, 2023

How Will the Public Health Emergency’s End Affect Veterans?

2023-06-12T05:35:31-04:00June 12th, 2023|

Per an announcement from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the federal Public Health Emergency created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic ended in May 2023. With the end of this Public Health Emergency (PHE) comes a number [...]

12 05, 2023

Assisted Living vs. Nursing Homes: What’s the Difference?

2023-05-08T07:08:10-04:00May 12th, 2023|

Assisted living facilities and nursing homes are long-term housing and care options for older adults. Although people sometimes use the terms assisted living and nursing home synonymously, they are distinct. Understanding the differences between assisted living and nursing homes is [...]

28 04, 2023

Is “Aging in Place” Right for Me?

2023-04-28T07:45:30-04:00April 28th, 2023|

Most older adults want to remain in their homes and communities as they age rather than move into assisted living facilities or nursing homes. For those who wish to maintain their independence and continue living at home as they grow [...]