Medicaid Planning

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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Medicaid Eligibility Changes – 2021

By Miles Hurley | January 19, 2021

Elder Law Quick Facts At the beginning of each year, there are changes in the eligibility requirements for Medicaid and benefit amounts for VA Aid and Attendance.  This is because these numbers change with each Social Security change, and Social Security changes go into effect on January 1st of each year. 1.3% increase in Social…

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Planning for Care

Planning for Care

By Miles Hurley | January 12, 2021

Ring! Ring! Ring! Every January that is the familiar sound we hear as our phone rings off the hook with concerned adult children calling after they have spent the holidays with their aging parents and realize they are in need of more care.  Planning for care needs becomes a necessity. Plan to check in often…

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Medicare or Medicaid

Medicare or Medicaid?

By Miles Hurley | January 5, 2021

Medicare or Medicaid? What Medicare Will Cover and When to Apply for Medicaid Picture this . . . Susie, who is 82 years old, fell, broke her hip, and was taken to the hospital. The hospital then discharged her to a skilled facility for rehab. Now, after about 6 weeks, the facility is ending Susie’s…

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Updates to Georgia Medicaid Policy due to COVID-19

By Miles Hurley | March 25, 2020

Updates to Georgia Medicaid Policy due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)   Due to COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Community Health has implemented some temporary changes to Medicaid policy. The temporary changes are effective from March 1, 2020 until June 30, 2020, unless extended.  These changes should help families and facilities in these challenging…

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Elder Law QuickFacts for 2020: Updated Medicaid and VA Numbers

By Miles Hurley | February 5, 2020

  At the beginning of each year, there are changes in the eligibility requirements for Medicaid and benefit amounts for VA Aid and Attendance.  This is because these numbers change with each Social Security change, and Social Security changes go into effect on January 1st of each year. This year, we have a 1.6% increase…

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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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How to Find Quality Nursing Home Care in Georgia

By Miles Hurley | September 25, 2019

  Nursing home care, for most families, is the option of last resort.  In our experience, many are placed in a nursing home for two reasons:   Around-the-clock clinical care and oversight is absolutely needed. The aging loved one has run out of money and cannot afford any other option.   Many try to avoid…

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Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: Setting up a Qualified Income Trust

By Miles Hurley | September 11, 2019

  Our last blog covered the top three things you should know about Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid. Coming in at #1 was:   You likely don’t make too much money to qualify for nursing home Medicaid.   This confuses so many families—and even professionals.   Georgia does have an income cap. By having an income…

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Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: The Top 3 Things to Know

By Miles Hurley | September 4, 2019

Medicaid continues to be the largest payer of nursing home care in Georgia.  The path to getting Medicaid, though, is confusing and cumbersome. We have addressed many of the questions about Medicaid through our blog and newsletter. It’s hard to understand exactly how the rules apply to you and your family. Here are the Top 3…

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