Posts by Miles Hurley
Home and Community Based Medicaid
Stay at Home Longer with Home and Community Based Medicaid Many families have a strong desire to keep their loved ones at home for as long as possible. For some, it seems impossible due to the escalating costs of in-home care. Many individuals fear that they will have no choice but to move into a…Read More
How do VA Pensions and Medicaid work together?
How Do VA Special Pensions and Medicaid Work Together to Pay for Nursing Home Level Care? If you are reading this, then chances are that you or your loved one is a veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran. First, let us thank you for your service. We want to be sure that veterans and…Read More
The Medicaid Look Back Period: What is it and Why Should I Care?
Have you heard the term “Medicaid 5-year look back period” and wondered how it could impact you and your loved ones? We receive many calls from potential clients who ask about the Medicaid look back period and worry they may have missed their opportunity to protect their assets and qualify for Medicaid. Luckily, there is…Read More
Race, Age and Healthcare
Over the past three decades, there has been a growing emphasis in the field of gerontology and aging studies to better understand issues related to diversity within and across racial and ethnic groups. This has resulted in a clear need for further scientific advances in the study of older adults from diverse populations. Your race…Read More
Nancy lives alone and suffered a major stroke. She cannot communicate her medical wishes, does not have a Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare and her hospital care team cannot locate a friend or family member to help. Nancy has become “unbefriended”. In today’s world we are all familiar with the social media terms ‘friend’ and…Read More
Show Your Love
What better way to show your love and celebrate Valentine’s Day than to create your estate plan to make things easier on your loved ones? In last week’s blog we shared some theories as to why people put off this important task. However, even with our society’s fear of discussions on incapacity and death, these…Read More
Why Estate Plan? Because we love them!
Over the past few weeks we have explained the purpose of the Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare and the Durable Financial Power of Attorney. But we thought before we continue with our legal explanations of important estate planning documents, we would explore the impact on families if these aren’t in place. So why estate plan?…Read More
What is a Durable Financial Power of Attorney?
Last week we explained what a Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare is and why you should have one. To create a comprehensive estate plan, you need several documents. To be fully protected and have your financial wishes followed, you should also have a Durable Financial Power of Attorney. One major component of a complete estate…Read More
What is a Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare? This document allows you to appoint a person you trust to make healthcare decisions for you should you become unable. It also provides options for more detailed end-of-life care planning such as resuscitation, feeding tubes and antibiotics. In addition, you can nominate a potential guardian (should you…Read More
Elder Law Quick Facts for 2023: Updated Medicaid and VA Numbers
At the beginning of each year, there are changes in the eligibility requirements for Medicaid and benefit amounts for VA Aid and Attendance. This is because these numbers change with each Social Security change, and Social Security changes go into effect on January 1st of each year. 2023 updated Medicaid and VA numbers are below.…Read More