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Continuing Care Retirement Communities: A Guide

Continuing Care Retirement Communities: A Guide

There are three distinct phases to living in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). The first is independent living when a resident enters into the community with few if any disabilities requiring limited assistance. In this phase of independent living,…

Annuity For Married Couples That Is Medicaid-Compliant

Annuity For Married Couples That Is Medicaid-Compliant

An annuity is a financial product that pays a fixed amount of money every year throughout the life of the annuitant. Most annuities are deferred, meaning the payout doesn’t occur until a later date. However, you can receive immediate payouts…

Medicaid Qualification Guide without Penalties

Medicaid Qualification Guide without Penalties

Almost everyone will require long-term care at some point during their lives, so it is important to plan ahead. While we cannot predict the timing or level of care, we can take steps to prepare for an unexpected medical and…

Living Wills: Ten Things You Should Know

Living Wills: Ten Things You Should Know

Living wills are not used to distribute assets after death like last wills and testaments. Instead, it is a mechanism to communicate to your family and doctors how you want medical care conducted when you aren't able. Your living will…

There Is a Crisis in Some American Nursing Homes

There Is a Crisis in Some American Nursing Homes

Americans who live in nursing homes are among the most vulnerable. When the novel coronavirus did hit, these nursing homes became its ground zero as many residents and workers did not receive testing, and staff found obtaining personal protective equipment…

Plan Ahead When It Comes to Inheritances and Medicaid

Plan Ahead When It Comes to Inheritances and Medicaid

Medicaid and inheritances can both be subject to mistakes and these can be expensive. When a person is drawing Medicaid benefits and inherits money or property, that inheritance jeopardizes the benefits. The inheritance must be handled carefully to minimize expensive…

How Estate Planning Differs From Elder Law

How Estate Planning Differs From Elder Law

You might wonder what estate planning and elder law entail and how they differ as you plan for your future, both financially and health-wise. Estate planning and elder law also have some similarities. Even though these two types of law…

Tips on Preparing for the Care of Your Aging Parents

Tips on Preparing for the Care of Your Aging Parents

It is a truism that preparation is key to a successful caregiving situation for an aging parent. Whether you need basic information about eldercare resources and services, are looking for a local agency to provide those services, or have worries…

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