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VA Changes (Finally) Finalized

VA Changes (Finally) Finalized

The VA has been talking about implementing changes to the Aid and Attendance or Improved Pension program since 2015. They are finally publishing the final rule in the Federal Register today. We have covered in previous articles the proposed changes and will not...

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What is a Guardian?

What is a Guardian?

"What is a guardian?" is a question I often hear when adult children have to come to terms with an aging parent who is failing cognitively. Guardianship is the legal process whereby a person who is functionally incapacitated is judicially determined unable to care for...

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Summer Travels

Summer Travels

We have reached the time of our year when even our year-round residents contemplate summer travels. Maybe you are going to spend some time in your other home. Many go to visit family-see how those grandkids are doing in person. Or maybe you just want to dodge the heat...

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MEDICAID MISCONCEPTIONS

MEDICAID MISCONCEPTIONS

Often we are asked about qualifying for Medicaid. Sometimes people have collected information from friends and relatives who have navigated the Medicaid system in another state. While Medicaid has Federal implications, it is administered on a state level and state...

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Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver Burnout

Many of our caregiver clients are dealing with the biggest challenges they have ever faced. Their loved one can no longer toilet, feed, bathe, and dress themselves. Watching a family member lose the ability to function and revert to a childlike state is not only...

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How To Hold Title To Real Property

How To Hold Title To Real Property

Many people ask what is the best way to hold title to their home. Often they are asking because they believe that there will be a time soon when they cannot live safely on their own. If a move to an independent or assisted living facility is foreseeable, you should...

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How to Plan for Aging

How to Plan for Aging

One of the essential pieces of our work in analyzing whether the estate planning that is in place is adequate or appropriate to satisfy the long term care needs of the client. Many estate planning documents were created for tax avoidance purposes. Changes in the tax...

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