The median cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased to $97,455 a year, up 5.5 percent from 2016, according to Genworth’s 2017 Cost of Care survey, which the insurer conducts annually. Genworth reports … Read more
Iowa officials are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to waive the requirement that the state provide three months of retroactive Medicaid coverage to eligible Medicaid recipients. CMS is currently accepting comments about this proposal.
Medicaid law allows … Read more
No one wants to think about his or her death, but a little preparation in the form of a prepaid funeral contract can be useful. In addition to helping your family after your death, a prepaid funeral contract can be … Read more
Reversing a lower court, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled that two Medicaid applicants’ trusts were not available assets even though the applicants retained the right to use the houses that were put into the trusts. Daley v. Secretary of the Executive … Read more
Estate planning usually refers to planning for what happens upon your death. Another part of estate planning is planning for your incapacity.
My client Jennifer is the ex-wife of a physician. He is only 54 but recently had a seizure. … Read more
With the just-announced September 2015 Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) actually lower than the comparable figure in September 2014, the betting is that next year’s Medicaid’s spousal impoverishment figures and related numbers will remain the same as … Read more
All of the attorneys at Pearson Bollman Law practice in the area of elder law. Oftentimes this involves advising clients on how to qualify for Medicaid. A typical situation is where our client recently moved their spouse into a skilled … Read more
An increasing number of individuals are entering into personal service arrangements with family members to provide for their physical care. Such arrangements can be very rewarding for both parties: the elderly individual receives care from a person they know and … Read more
Medicaid law provides protections for the spouses of Medicaid applicants to make sure the spouses have the minimum support needed to continue to live in the community while their husband or wife is receiving long-term care benefits, usually in a … Read more
Hiring an attorney is oftentimes a difficult decision. In my opinion, elder law is a highly specialized area of law that requires expertise and experience to practice successfully. However, if you enter a Google search for an elder law attorney, … Read more