Month: January 2021

Successor Trustee Responsibilities after Death of Grantor: What You Need to Know to Avoid Unintended Liabilities

A Successor Trustee must be aware of his or her responsibilities at the death of the Grantor.  Many times the creation of a trust, whether it be to avoid probate, ease administration, or protect family assets, sets unrealistic expectations as to what occurs at the death of the Grantor of the trust.  Many successor trustees […]

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Plan for Future Care While Your Loved One is Home

Plan for future care while your loved one is at home with you.  Are you caring for a family member at home during the pandemic? Start planning for long term care assistance now to get immediate help and have coverage available when your loved is comfortable to move to assisted living, you need to return […]

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Getting Comfortable With Estate Planning Terminology

Some people feel uncomfortable meeting with an attorney to discuss their estate planning needs because of an unfamiliarity with the law. A good lawyer will discuss your available options in simple terms that a person with no legal training can comprehend. You can also relieve some of that hesitancy by familiarizing yourself with legal terminology […]

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FSSA to Resume Standard Rules for Calculating Patient and Waiver Liability March 1, 2021

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) As one of the states electing to receive increased funding for its Medicaid program under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Indiana cannot terminate individuals from the Medicaid program until the end of the month in which the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services […]

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Annual Long-Term Care Survey Finds Steep Rise in Assisted Living Facility Costs Amid Pandemic

All long-term care costs rose sharply in 2020, but assisted living facility costs increased the most, according to Genworth’s latest annual Cost of Care Survey. The across-the-board rises were due in part to increased costs brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. In the past year, assisted living facility rates grew 6.15 percent for a median […]

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