Category: Medicaid

Five Valuable Tips When Caring for a Parent at Home

More and more children are living with their parents when their parents begin to need supports for their care.  This situation can occur either with the parent moving in with the child or the child moving in with the parent.  This trend probably won’t reverse anytime soon. Children and their parents are finding that living […]

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Five Reasons Why You Should Use a Lawyer for a Medicaid Application

Many seniors and their families don’t use a lawyer to plan for long-term care or Medicaid, often because they’re afraid of the cost. But an attorney can help you save money in the long run as well as make sure you are getting the best care for your loved one. Instead of taking steps based […]

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Indiana ABLE Program Open for Enrollment

In March of 2016, we reported that then Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill making the “Achieving a Better Life Experience” (known as the ABLE Act) law in Indiana.  We are excited to report that Indiana’s ABLE program, INvestABLE Indiana, is now officially open for enrollment in Indiana. Congress passed the ABLE Act in […]

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Caregiver Contracts: A Growing Planning Trend for Families

Many people are willing to voluntarily care for a parent or loved one without any promise of compensation. Even so, a growing number of people are entering into caregiver contracts (also called personal service or personal care agreements) with their family members. Having such a contract has many benefits. It rewards the family member doing […]

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Is Medicaid Planning Ethical

Medicaid is a welfare program originally created to provide health care to our nation’s poor. Due to the lack of any other program, Medicaid has by default become the long-term care insurance of the middle class. Those needing long term care, often consult with elder law attorneys in order to qualify under the program’s asset […]

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Three Transactions that Can Jeopardize Access to Long Term Care

Wanting to share our good fortune with others is only natural.  Perhaps it is even an obligation.  However, sometimes generosity can interfere with our future well-being.  If you think you might someday need outside help to pay for your long-term care, you need to be careful.  This is because public benefit programs, such as Medicaid, […]

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