Usually I try to write articles that are interesting, fun or at least minimally intriguing. This time, I’ll get right to the point – there’s been a Major Development in the use of irrevocable trusts for MassHealth (Medicaid) planning. These trusts have been under fire from the Department of Medicaid for years, and we finally […]
You’ve been a fully-functioning, adult member of society for… 20, 30, 40 years (shhh, I’m not asking!) and you know a thing or two about taking care of your life. You know how to make your own financial and health decisions and while it’s not always fun to schedule that dentist appointment or lab work, […]
There are two questions I hear the most: How can I make sure I’m not a burden on my family? And if I need long-term care, how do I pay for it without spending everything?
The Holidays give a special opportunity to check in on the seniors in your life – and make sure that everything is going well. When you’re visiting mom or dad, or Great Aunt Agnes there are some things to look for to do a senior welfare check during the holiday season to verify they’re safe […]
In last week’s entry I wrote about new nursing home daily rates, and the possibility of MassHealth (Medicaid) to help cover the very expensive cost of care. This week I’ll shine the spotlight on the very real challenge for nursing homes, namely the delay between a resident running out of money and being Medicaid-eligible, and […]
It’s that time of year again. New Year’s Resolutions. New Year, New You! New, new, new. It’s also the time of year when businesses evaluate their budgets and rates, and that usually means an increase. One of the local nursing homes announced it’s new rates last week. All sorts of reasons were given: new government […]