We recently got a frantic call from the daughter of one of our clients. Her mom, who was 89 but lived independently, had started to hallucinate and was brought to the Emergency Room of the local hospital. She was seen by the hospital physician and sent to a room. » Read More
The good news is that Medicaid does pay for home care under both traditional Medicaid and the MLTSS (Managed Long Term Services and Supports) Program. However, the bad news is that the level of care provided is unworkable for many beneficiaries. » Read More
1. I can’t give away anything and qualify for Medicaid.
This is a complicated area of the law and readers should consult with a Certified Elder Law Attorney before they transfer their assets. Although transfers between spouses are exempt, transfers to persons other than spouses usually subject the donor to penalties that result in periods of ineligibility for Medicaid.» Read More
The New Jersey Legislature is taking concrete steps to improve the lives of individuals who require long term care services. Several bills introduced this session are focused on ameliorating the staffing shortages that are so prevalent in the long-term care industry. » Read More
Elder care and special needs are highly complex, regulated areas of the law. They are also constantly evolving. The goal of this blog is to educate consumers and other professionals on new developments, as well as to explore topics of interest to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and their families. » Read More