Long-Term Care

Medicaid journey

Wrapping up our Medicaid journey

By Miles Hurley | March 30, 2021

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 Home Medicaid in GA * Medicaid for Single People *Medicaid…

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Long-term care facilities to benefit from new executive order

By Miles Hurley | September 22, 2020

The September 15, 2020 executive order from the Governor’s office is providing a pathway for long-term care facilities like skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities to engage in additional activities including family visitations. Long-term care facilities have borne the brunt of  COVID-19 infections and fatalities and a measured approach to a gradual reopening is welcome…

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Pet Trust

A pet trust as part of your long-term care plan

By Miles Hurley | September 9, 2020

What is a pet trust and how can establishing one, help you take care of your furry friends? For many of us, a pet is a true part of the family. According to the ASPCA, about 44% of households have a dog, while 35% have a cat. There are proven health benefits to owning a…

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Putting the Pieces of the Elder Law Puzzle Together Part 2

PART 2: Putting the Pieces of the Elder Law Puzzle Together: Why We ask What We Ask

By Miles Hurley | July 21, 2020

  Last week we discussed how important it was to provide  the attorney with information about your health and your health insurance coverage.  This week we will explain why sharing comprehensive financial information allows an elder law attorney to advise you about long-term care options and strategies for protecting assets Providing detailed information on income…

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Putting the Pieces of the Elder Law Puzzle Together: Why We Ask What We Ask

By Miles Hurley | July 7, 2020

During your first meeting with an Elder Law Attorney, the attorney will ask an array of questions about your health, your existing legal documents, as well as your income and assets. You may be asking yourself, “why does the attorney need to know all of this information?” Discussing health concerns with an elder law attorney…

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Distant Caregiving: Adjusting to the COVID-19 Restrictions

By Miles Hurley | March 18, 2020

Our clients, like most of your parents and loved ones, are facing a serious threat.  COVID-19 is especially fatal for older adults and those with co-morbid conditions. This serious threat requires serious action.    Everyone, and especially seniors, should interact with as few people as possible.    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has…

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The Number One Mistake Most People Make About VA Aid and Attendance Benefits

By Miles Hurley | November 13, 2019

Each year, November is designated as National Veterans and Military Families Month. Today, we would like to say thank you to all the men and women who have and are serving our nation. It is an honor to work with so many veterans. Thank you for your service! Over the years, we have worked for…

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The Scariest Part of Aging: Outliving Your Money

By Miles Hurley | October 30, 2019

  According the to a recent study, 49% of Americans report that running out of money in retirement is one of their main concerns about growing older. [1]   With the growing life expectancy and the increasing costs of long-term care, it is no wonder that so many Americans fear outliving their money. The amount…

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Asset Protection Planning: Early Planning Protects Your Money, Future, and Peace of Mind

By Miles Hurley | October 23, 2019

  “Well, it sounds like I should have done this years ago.” A new client’s response to the plan we presented at the end of her first meeting with our team. “Yes, most people should have started this planning way before they needed it.” The majority of the work we do for families involves crisis…

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Our Broken Care System: How an Aging Ally Can Help

By Miles Hurley | October 16, 2019

Last week’s blog explored the complexity of and potential changes to the nursing home admission rules laid out by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. There are specific requirements that must be met in order for Medicare to pay for nursing home care. These rules are complex and confusing, and mistakes can be costly.…

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