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September 2018 Archives

Where to turn when guardianship is a last resort

Sometimes, a person in New Jersey suffers from a mental deficiency, such as Alzheimer's or dementia. As a result, they are not capable of making appropriate decisions on their own behalf. When this happens, a legal guardian may need to be assigned for that person.

Asset protection may be possible for New Jersey residents

Those in New Jersey who have an aging loved one who is in need of around-the-clock care may find the costs associated with such care can be distressing. As of now, 24/7 in-home care can set a person back $7,000 monthly. If you'd like your loved one to live in an assisted living community, this could cost as much as $8,000 monthly. And, should your loved one need nursing home care, the price tag could be a staggering $12,000 monthly. These costs could easily wipe out a person's finances all too quickly.

Medicaid planning: Protecting the house and Medicaid eligibility

When it comes to end-of-life planning, one of the most valuable resources many seniors in New Jersey can rely on is Medicaid planning. Whether you plan to retire in a few years or are in the process of updating your estate plans, one item you should dedicate a little more time on is your home. 

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