Elder Care

Incapacity Planning FAQ: What Is the Correct Power of Attorney?

A comprehensive, properly constructed estate plan will account for end-of-life issues. While incapacity planning can seem like something that happens to a limited number of people, when you examine the facts, see that a very significant percentage of senior citizens become unable to handle all of their own decision making eventually. Studies have found that… Continue Reading

Medicaid Planning: Did I Wait Too Long?

You may feel as though the Medicaid program is irrelevant to you. After all, Medicaid is a government health insurance program for people with virtually no financial resources, right? Indeed, Medicaid is a need-based government health insurance program. It is jointly administered by the state government along with the federal government. Most seniors will qualify… Continue Reading

Veterans Benefits Can Help With Long-Term Care Costs

The people who serve our country in the United States military are true heroes. Since 911, we have been very active around the world, and thousands upon thousands of our countrymen and women have put their lives on the line to preserve our freedoms here on American soil. When people risk their lives and subject… Continue Reading

Study Examines Dallas Area Long-Term Care Costs

Many people during our current era try to do everything possible to keep themselves fit and healthy. There is a lot of information out there, and things are different than they were 30 or 40 years ago. Yes, it is great to indulge from time to time, but there is so much relevant information available… Continue Reading

What Is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

There are a number of different government programs that are used by people who have disabilities. Some people qualify for SSI, which is an acronym that stands for Supplemental Security Income. Others qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments. In this blog post, we will look at the distinctions between these two government programs…. Continue Reading

Long-Term Care Costs Are on the Rise

Most senior citizens will require help with their day-to-day needs at some point in time. This is a fact of life that you should be well aware of when you are looking ahead toward your retirement years. Though you will qualify for Medicare coverage at the age of 65 if you worked for any length… Continue Reading

Will Assets in My Living Trust Be Counted By Medicaid?

The Medicaid program will pay for long-term care. You may hear this statement and shrug your shoulders, because you will never qualify for Medicaid, and you will qualify for Medicare by the time you require living assistance. This reaction makes sense on the surface, but when you dig into the facts, you will see a… Continue Reading

What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

When you hear the term “nursing home asset protection,” you may scratch your head a bit. First of all, you may assume that it is unlikely that you will ever need nursing home care. Secondly, you may be under the impression that Medicare will pay for nursing home care if you ever need it. In… Continue Reading

New Numbers Examine Elder Care

The number of Americans who provide elder care to a friend, family member, or loved one continues to grow, according to new figures released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a part of its American Time Use Survey, an ongoing survey conducted throughout the year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics investigates how Americans… Continue Reading

2 Out of 5 Provide Care to Elderly Family Member

The aging population is not only changing the face of the American workplace, it’s also changing how we live when we’re not working. According to a new study from the pew research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, about 40% of American adults now provide some kind of elder care assistance to an elderly family… Continue Reading