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Putting a plan in place

Putting a plan in place

It starts from a young age when our parents tell us to eat our vegetables because they are good for us. We study in school so we can achieve a base of knowledge that will help us in conversations, exploring our interests and eventually a…

Funding a Special Needs Trust

Funding a Special Needs Trust

Our recent blogs have discussed when to create a Special Needs Trust (SNT) including the various types of SNTs to consider. This week we will explain the critical importance of properly funding a Special Needs Trust. What does it mean to “fund” a trust? To…

Special Needs Trust: The Basics

Special Needs Trust: The Basics

Establishing a Special Needs Trust (SNT) can provide peace of mind for the families of disabled children and adults in addition to preserving eligibility for public benefits.   So, what are the requirements for creating an SNT and is this a complicated process? There are some…

An introduction to Special Needs Trusts

An introduction to Special Needs Trusts

Loved ones of all ages with special needs often have increased financial and care needs. Ensuring their long-term welfare presents unique challenges for disabled persons and proper estate planning is especially important. A Special Needs Trust (SNT) can provide the necessary financial support needed without…

Wrapping up our Medicaid Journey

Wrapping up our Medicaid Journey

We are wrapping up our Medicaid journey. We have been able to explore many side roads, obstacles and rarely discussed long-term care programs along the way. In our weekly blogs we have spent time talking about: *2021 Eligibility Requirements and Changes * Applying for Nursing…

Money Follows the Person

Money Follows the Person

As we wind down our Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid road trip, today’s detour is going to explore one of Medicaid’s less known but truly beneficial initiatives, Money Follows the Person (MFP). This program is designed to help individuals who are living in long-term care facilities…

Medicaid when you’re under 65?

Medicaid when you’re under 65?

Nursing home Medicaid has basic eligibility rules that require the recipient to be either age 65 or over, blind or disabled.  Unfortunately, we have seen an increasing number of families come to us because a family member needs long-term care at a “young” age.  Many…

Medicaid waiver programs

Medicaid waiver programs

Today on our Medicaid road trip, we are going to take a side road and explore Medicaid waiver programs that help cover the cost of long-term care.  These programs offer an excellent alternative to institutional care in a nursing home by keeping people at home.…