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Medicaid Applications: Pitfalls to Avoid

Monday, 17 September 2018 09:18

billsFor many families, placing a loved one in a nursing home is a traumatic and unwelcomed event.  In so many cases, the adult children of elderly parents are signing admission agreements to nursing homes that have a personal guarantee of payment – that if the nursing home doesn’t get paid, the adult child will be personally responsible.  But these individuals are told, “Don’t worry, Medicaid will pay once the money runs out.”  

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News from the Caregiver Front: Reduction in Nursing Hours Upheld by Appeals Court

Thursday, 13 September 2018 08:38

girl with glassesIf you or a loved one relies upon Medicaid to pay for private duty nursing, a significant case has happened in the past two weeks which may affect your care.  You already know that over the past few years, Ohio has been eliminating or cutting back on Medicaid funded nursing.

 

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What Seniors Can Learn from the Crash-and-Burn of Buzz Aldrin’s Estate Plan

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 12:35

EstatePlanningIt’s been all over the news lately – world famous hero and astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, actually had to sue two of his children and a former business manager to remove them from handling his finances. This is a sad crash-and-burn landing for an American hero. And the wreckage to his family continues – the dispute is ongoing in Florida courts. It could happen to anyone.

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Ohio Legislators Enhance Protections of Seniors and Adults With Disabilities

Monday, 16 April 2018 08:11

Couple2Laws protecting seniors and adults with disabilities in the state of Ohio will get a boost in September, when new rules that strengthen existing adult protective services statutes take effect.

The new provisions cover a wide range of situations, and are expected to help an increasing number of vulnerable adults. Some highlights of note:

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