Hurley Elder Care Law


The discharge process

The Discharge Process

May 30, 2023

Families often call us when their loved one is in a nursing home for rehabilitation services such as physical or occupational therapies. They have many questions about the discharge process and are concerned for the transition back home. The process often starts during a hospital stay when a team of medical professionals suggest a move…

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Medicare Savings Programs

Can Medicaid Help Reduce Your Medicare Expenses?

May 23, 2023

Many seniors live on a fixed income and living costs continue to rise. The good news is there are Medicare Savings Programs that provide premium relief to those with limited income and assets. There are four different Medicare Savings Programs with the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program being the most robust program. What is the…

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Medicaid Estate Recovery

Will I Lose my Home? Understanding Medicaid Estate Recovery

May 16, 2023

One of the most common questions our elder law firm hears when discussing Medicaid long-term care programs is “will I lose my home”? Families have heard the term ‘Medicaid Estate Recovery’ and are concerned because to most of us, our house is our most meaningful asset both emotionally and financially. Understanding Medicaid Estate Recovery can…

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Covid-19 waivers to be discontinued

Covid-19 Medicare Waivers to be Discontinued

May 9, 2023

At Hurley Elder Care Law, we navigate the complex rules and requirements of multiple state and federal benefit programs including Medicare and Medicaid so we can provide the most up-to-date legal plans and advice to our clients and partners.  The Covid-19 public health emergency (PHE) saw the implementation of many different waivers by the Centers…

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Reasons for a Qualified Income Trust

I need a Qualified Income Trust to qualify for Medicaid? What steps are involved?

May 2, 2023

Have you recently discovered it is necessary for you or a loved one to put a Qualified Income Trust (QIT) in place to qualify for Medicaid? We introduced the reasons for a QIT in last week’s blog, but let’s dig a little deeper on the steps involved. First, the QIT must be established. The QIT…

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Qualified Income Trust (QIT)

What is a Qualified Income Trust (QIT) and do I need one for Medicaid eligibility?

April 25, 2023

Last week’s blog discussed the return of Medicaid renewals and the danger to some recipients of possibly losing their benefits. We believe now is a good time to give a refresher course in the use of the Qualified Income Trust (QIT), or Miller Trust. Many people had this requirement waived under COVID-19 rules and are…

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Losing your medicaid coverage

Are you in danger of losing your Medicaid coverage?

April 18, 2023

The Department of Community Health recently announced that Medicaid eligibility redeterminations, or Medicaid renewals, would begin on April 1, 2023. These renewals have been suspended since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. DFCS caseworkers will begin reviewing each case in more detail and determining if the Medicaid recipient is eligible for benefits. Medicaid recipients who…

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Medicaid when you're under 65

Medicaid funded long-term care for those under 65

April 11, 2023

Did you know that long-term care services are not just designed for the elderly?  In fact, 8.4 % of the US population under age 65 have disabilities and 17% of the people on Medicare are under age 65.  Unfortunately, we see many younger clients who require the services provided by Nursing Home Medicaid, Community Care…

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Community Medicaid Waiver Programs: NOW/COMP

NOW/COMP: Could this Community Medicaid Waiver Program Help You?

April 4, 2023

The practice of elder law includes providing services to the disabled including those who have been disabled since birth.  This week, our blog will continue to explore community Medicaid programs for disabled individuals under the age of 65 who may need care in their home or in an institutional setting.  Could community Medicaid waiver programs…

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Medicaid programs under age 65

Accessing care through Medicaid for those under age 65

April 2, 2023

Medicaid Care Programs Are Not Just For The Elderly Many people believe that attorneys that practice elder law only help the elderly population. We could not disagree more! We are ready, willing and able to assist people who need care of all ages. There are Medicaid programs for disabled individuals under the age of 65…

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