Medicaid Planning

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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Money Follows the Person

Money Follows the Person

By Miles Hurley | March 23, 2021

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 like nursing homes as Medicaid recipients return to their homes…

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Medicaid when you're under 65

Medicaid when you’re under 65?

By Miles Hurley | March 16, 2021

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 have early onset Alzheimer’s disease, Frontotemporal dementia or had a…

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Medicaid waiver programs

Medicaid waiver programs

By Miles Hurley | March 9, 2021

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. As you have seen so far along our journey, Medicaid…

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Medicaid Estate Recovery

Medicaid Estate Recovery

By Miles Hurley | March 2, 2021

We’re back in the car and have been traveling for quite a while. We are going to take a break from our road trip today to hike in the Grand Canyon. The scenery is amazing, and the exercise will do us some good. No worries though because while we are on the trail, we will…

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Medicaid for married couples

Medicaid for married couples

By Miles Hurley | February 23, 2021

We’re back in the car again on our Medicaid road trip. The unexpected and treacherous weather in the U.S. during the past week has certainly slowed us down. It is similar to working through the Medicaid process. Sometimes it is a smooth road and other times there are obstacles and surprises. Last week we talked…

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Medicaid for Single People

Medicaid for Single People

By Miles Hurley | February 16, 2021

What a beautiful day for a road trip! The sun is out, the temperature is pleasant (if you’re a penguin…), and we are going to have a great conversation about Medicaid for single people. What Affects Qualifying for Nursing Home Medicaid for a Single People? There are two main factors that affect qualifying for nursing…

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Apply for Medicaid

How do you apply for Nursing Home Medicaid in Georgia?

By Miles Hurley | February 9, 2021

We are on the road again. We have our sunglasses, favorite playlist on the radio and a full bag of Trail Mix with M&Ms by our side. Last week during our ‘car talk’ we answered, “What is Medicaid”. That question is usually followed up by “How do you apply for Nursing Home Medicaid in Georgia”? Get…

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Medicaid Road Trip

Beginning our Medicaid Road Trip

By Miles Hurley | February 2, 2021

As we mentioned last week, we are starting our Medicaid Road Trip together today. On our journey we will explore many Medicaid “sights”. We hope we don’t hit much traffic along the way but road trips are full of surprises, potholes and detours similar to the Medicaid process . Our first leg of our trip…

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Medicaid Journey

Beginning the Medicaid Journey

By Miles Hurley | January 26, 2021

Last week we shared the 2021 Medicaid eligibility changes which coincide with the yearly social security adjustments which take effect each January. Over the next couple of months, we will explore what these amounts mean and other Medicaid terms and rules that often cause concern and confusion for families seeking long term care. We invite…

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