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What to do - and not do - in a Medicaid spend-down

If your parents live in New Jersey and you think they may need to move to a nursing home or an assisted living facility in the future, it is in their best interests and yours to start planning early for this eventuality. Why? Because annual costs for these facilities have skyrocketed in recent years and show no signs of reversing. 

Can I do estate planning when I have dementia?

If you have recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, you may be grieving and feeling overwhelmed. There is a lot you need to do, and you are unsure how much time you have to do it. One of your concerns might be whether you can still do estate planning. For example, if you draw up a will, would a court recognize it since you made it after your diagnosis?

Two issues facing you in the sandwich generation

People in the sandwich generation are those who are caring for aging parents as well as children, either minors or young adults. People 45 to 65 years old tend to make up this generation, and the task of balancing their caregiving responsibilities along with work and emotional fulfillment can be immense.

3 reasons to talk to an attorney about a Medicaid application

Perhaps you are starting to think about Medicaid for your parent and are considering completing the application yourself or with help from a friend. However, you should be aware that applying for Medicaid without legal counsel can lead to a denial or inadequate coverage.

How an attorney can help with a Medicaid application

Medicaid is a government health care program for those who need economic assistance for coverage. While it covers many age groups in New Jersey, it is best known for helping the elderly afford health care. The program provides means for expensive health care coverage like nursing homes and home-based care.

3 tips to protect your parents' assets in a nursing home

Putting your elderly parent into a care facility is often a painful and difficult decision that comes with both emotional and financial hurdles. Trusting someone else to care for your aging parent and shelling out tens of thousands of dollars a year can be a tough choice to make. 

What should you know about financial power of attorney?

When you set up a financial power of attorney, you appoint a trusted individual to make financial decisions on your behalf in the event of incapacitation. That being said, there is no “one size fits all” power of attorney plan. You can determine what issues your power of attorney can handle, and when their authority can kick in. What should you know about financial power of attorney?

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