Long-Term Care

women and aging

Women and Aging: An Often-Complicated Journey

By Miles Hurley | August 30, 2022

Simply stated… women must plan for a long retirement and the possibility of long-term care. Why? You may ask. You might be surprised to learn a 65-year-old female in the US has an average life expectancy of another 20.8 years. Also, a child born in the US in 2007 has a 50% chance of living…

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long-term care insurance

Long Term Care Insurance…Use It or Lose It?

By Miles Hurley | August 23, 2022

It might be hard to imagine now, but chances are you’ll need some help taking care of yourself later in life. The big question is: How will you pay for care? Buying long term care insurance ahead of time is one way many Americans prepare for these expenses. Long-term care refers to a host of…

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Life Insurance and Medicaid Eligibility

By Miles Hurley | April 5, 2022

As we have pointed out in previous blogs, applying for Nursing Home Medicaid can be tricky. There are assets an applicant can have which are ‘countable’ while others are ‘exempt’. Furthermore, there are Medicaid eligibility rules even within these assets which can get the applicant denied if not addressed properly by an experienced elder law…

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Asset Protection: It Isn’t Just for the Wealthy!

By Miles Hurley | March 1, 2022

What is an asset? The dictionary defines an asset as “something that is owned by a person, company, or organization, such as money, property, or land.” In general, there are four broad classes of assets: Equities (stocks) Fixed income and debt (bonds) Money market and cash equivalents. Real estate and tangible assets. A house, like…

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Home care vs Home health

What are the differences between Home Care and Home Health?

By Miles Hurley | February 15, 2022

Most older adults desire to “age in place.” What do we mean by this? Aging in place is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have services brought into the home as care…

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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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