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What Should Women Know about Long-Term Care?

Women face unique challenges as they age. According to the Population Reference Bureau, a Washington-based think tank, women live about seven years more than men. Living longer means planning for a longer retirement.

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Medicaid vs the VA Pension

Planning for long-term care can be an intimidating process, especially when it comes to decoding the specifics of resources, like Medicaid and Veterans Pensions. Working with the help of an experienced elder law planning attorney allows people to prepare for the future and save time, money and stress.

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Will Medicaid Estate Recovery Come after Me?

Both of my parents entered a facility on Medicaid in January 2020. My dad passed two months later. Their home was sold in December 2020. My mom has been in rehab since a fall. When would the estate recovery begin? It’s confusing.

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Can I Keep Assets and Be Eligible for Medicaid?

The bill for long-term care adds up fast. The annual median cost for a private room in a nursing home was $105,850 in 2020, according to Genworth. The government could pick up these costs if you qualify for Medicaid, but that’s easier said than done.

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Can I Be a Paid Caregiver?

Your chances of getting paid to be a family caregiver are best if you are caring for a U.S. military veteran or for someone eligible for Medicaid, but other possibilities exist.

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What is Medicaid Estate Recovery?

If you’re helping an aging parent navigate Medicaid because they don’t have long-term care insurance or you think you’ll need it yourself someday, it’s important to understand how the program works.

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