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Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: Understanding Medicaid Estate Recovery

By Miles Hurley | July 31, 2019

  Many families fear Medicaid estate recovery. Almost every day, we hear from a concerned family member that knows their loved one needs Medicaid, but they are afraid that, “Medicaid will come after our house.” What is Medicaid Estate Recovery? After a Medicaid beneficiary who received support for long-term services and support, either through institutional…

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Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: Understanding the Patient Liability

By Miles Hurley | July 24, 2019

Nursing Home Medicaid pays for the majority of the cost of the nursing home for the majority of all Georgia nursing home residents. When we last checked, almost 80% of all nursing home residents in Georgia receiving long-term care (and not short-term rehab) are on Medicaid. Nationwide, Medicaid covers 6 in every 10 nursing home…

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Medicaid Misinformation Creates Poor Long-Term Care Decisions

By Hurley Elder Care Law | July 17, 2019

  Last week we published a blog on the special Medicaid laws that protect spouses. As we mentioned, Georgia laws and regulations apply different asset limits, allow for spousal diversions, and delay Medicaid estate recovery for married couples when one spouse is in the nursing home. These rules allow for a well spouse to not…

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Searching for the Right Nursing Home

By Hurley Elder Care Law | January 30, 2019

  Once you have reviewed all of the care options in Georgia (see last week’s blog) and have determined that you or your loved one truly needs nursing home care, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to find the right nursing home care. The process can seem complicated, and the options are scarce.…

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Searching for the Right Long Term Care Community

By Hurley Elder Care Law | January 23, 2019

  We are just about to publish our 6th Edition of the Metro Atlanta Nursing Home and Assisted Living Guide! For the last 10 years, Hurley Elder Care Law has been providing families and professionals with the #1 go-to printed resource for finding nursing homes and assisted living communities in the Metro Atlanta area. In…

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Expert Tips for Georgia Medicaid: How Mr. Smith Pays for His Wife’s Nursing Home Care

By Hurley Elder Care Law | September 12, 2018

Mr. Smith was shocked when he was told that his wife could be eligible for Medicaid. Although they have never been wealthy, Mr. and Mrs. Smith always worked decent paying jobs and saved for retirement in their IRAs. How could they be eligible for Medicaid?

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Expert Tips for Georgia Medicaid: Six Tips to Getting into a Nursing Home Without a Hospitalization

By Hurley Elder Care Law | September 6, 2018

Finding a nursing home bed in the Metro Atlanta area can be difficult. In May, we published a blog about this issue that you can read here: https://hurleylaw.wpengine.com/2018/05/09/finding-right-nursing-home-metro-atlanta/ In summary, you can read that many of our nursing homes in Metro Atlanta are accepting residents for short-term rehab (or sub-acute rehab) only and do not…

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Expert Tips for Georgia Medicaid: Is This Legal?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | August 29, 2018

It is not illegal to plan for nursing home expenses and to work with the rules given by our federal and state government to access available resources. It is, however, illegal to hide assets from the government in order to qualify for Medicaid. The asset plans created by our firm involve complete disclosure to DFCS…

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Finding the Right Nursing Home in Metro Atlanta

By Hurley Elder Care Law | May 9, 2018

Most families are shocked when they find out how difficult it can be to find a nursing home bed for their loved one in the Metro Atlanta area—much less a bed in the right nursing home. The Metro Atlanta area has a shortage of long-term care beds in nursing homes. Georgia requires that a nursing…

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Increasing Long-Term Care Costs: 2017 Survey

By Hurley Elder Care Law | October 20, 2017

  Findings of a new report, the Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Survey, was just released by Genworth Financial. The findings: the median annual cost of a private room in a nursing home is $97,455 ($8,121/month); a semi-private room is $85,775 per year ($7,148/month); a home health aide costs about $49,000 per year ($4,099/month) and…

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