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The three primary versions of Medicaid Long Term Care (LTC)

This week in Crisis Corner: The three primary versions of Medicaid Long Term Care (LTC). There are many flavors of Medicaid benefits available to Washington residents, especially once you get into all of the medical only benefits. When it comes to LTC benefits for a person who is “aging, blind, or disabled” there are at

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Choosing Where to Live and Receive Care

Anyone who has ever listened to Rajiv Nagaich speak knows that about 80% of Americans would like to take their last breath at home. They also know that only about 30% of Americans succeed at that goal. We believe that part of the answer to that problem is redefining how we think of “home.” Not

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Overcoming the Fear of Handouts

By Aaron Paker. This week in Crisis Corner, overcoming the fear of handouts.  We have had many clients who were children during the great depression and many more who have spent much of their adult lives opposing Welfare and the spending of money on those who have not earned it.  They come to our office, usually grudgingly dragged

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Start Planning With Professionals Early!

This week in Crisis Corner, why it is more important than ever to start early and get professional help in planning for your long term care needs. I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on Rajiv’s Aging Options radio show. During our conversation he asked me about changes to Medicaid in 2021 and,

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What is a Geriatric Care Manager, and what do they do?

This week we learn about Geriatric Care Managers. Who are geriatric care managers (GCMs) and what do they do? GCMs play a huge part in the work that we do to help clients prepare for Medicaid. In general, most GCMs are nurses or social workers by trade, but that is not always the case. They

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I want to stay at home as long as possible…

This week in Crisis Corner, “I want to stay/keep them at home as long as possible.” Just about everyone wants to stay at home or keep their loved one at home “for as long as possible” before moving to a care facility. In many cases, with enough planning and family support, it is possible for

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What to do with your parents money.

This week in Crisis Corner, we want to discuss what to do when mom or dad gives you a large sum of money as part of their Medicaid planning. It is a very common practice for aging parents, especially those with a new diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, to give a large portion of their

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The Dangers of Free Advice.

by: Aaron Paker This month in Crisis Corner, I want to discuss the dangers of free advice. As a Medicaid planner, one of the most common phrases I hear from clients is “I was told….” On a few occasions the things people were told was pretty good advice. On most occasions the advice ranges from

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How COVID is affecting even healthy Seniors…

This month in Crisis Corner, I want to discuss the COVID deaths that most people do not hear about. I am not talking about deaths caused, directly, by someone contracting COVID but rather the deaths caused by the unbearable isolation that so many seniors are facing in care facilities. Early in the pandemic most care

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Guest Article: Three Reasons You Need an Attorney for Your Will

As a service to Life Point Law blog readers, we’re always on the lookout for helpful articles from a variety of sources.  The following column comes from Missouri-based Rudy Beck, Attorney and Founder of Beck and Lenox Estate Planning & Elder Law, LLC. Nearly half of American adults over the age of 55 do not

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If the Nursing Home is Trying to Take Away a Medicaid Patient’s Stimulus Check, They’re Breaking the Law, Uncle Sam Warns

If you or a loved one live in a nursing home and receive Medicaid benefits, watch out. Some nursing homes and assisted living facilities around the country have snatched up their Medicaid residents’ stimulus checks, claiming that the facility owns that money.  But according to this Michelle Singletary column in the Washington Post, they’re wrong. That money

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Crisis Corner: 5 Myths of Medicaid

By: Aaron Paker Welcome to the first installment of Crisis Corner.  Since this is the first article in this series, I should introduce what Crisis Corner is.  This is a monthly article to help aging Americans understand the options that they have when things go wrong.  I specialize in helping folks who are dealing with

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