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Category Archives: Medicaid Planning

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4 Reasons to Meet with an Elder Law Attorney

By Eric Millhorn |

As experienced elder law attorneys in Winter Park, we meet with clients every week who have a legal issue they need help with. Many of them were unsure that they needed a lawyer’s assistance until a friend or family member recommended that they call us. They are usually very grateful that they did. In… Read More »

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Questions to Ask an Elder Law Attorney

By Eric Millhorn |

Choosing the right elder law attorney involves more than looking at a website and asking a friend if they can recommend someone. Instead, people should schedule a free consultation with an elder law attorney where they can discuss their legal issue and ask questions. To help you choose the right lawyer, we have offered… Read More »

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Some Medicaid Planning Basics In Florida

By Eric Millhorn |

A semi-private room in a Florida nursing home costs over $11,000 a year. And, with most people living much longer, some long-term care is almost inevitable. These costs add up over time, and it does not take long for this expense to erode a financial legacy that it took a lifetime to build. Medicaid… Read More »

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The Child Caregiver Exception To Medicaid Transfer Rules

By Eric Millhorn |

The cost of going to a nursing home can make it impossible for many elderly people to receive the professional care they need. If the nursing home care is deemed necessary, one way to pay for this care may be through Medicaid. However, because there is a financial test for eligibility, many people may… Read More »

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What Seniors Need to Know About Medicaid Planning

By Eric Millhorn |

Medicaid planning is a way for seniors to access the long-term care benefits provided by Medicaid, without bankrupting themselves with nursing home bills in the process. However, Medicaid planning can be complicated and small mistakes may make you liable for large penalties. That is why it is extremely important to work with a skilled… Read More »

Introduction to Long Term Care Planning

By Eric Millhorn |

You may have heard of long term care planning before, but you may not know exactly what it refers to. In the world of elder law when this term is used, it is referring to something very specific. At the end of life many people need extended care in environments that can meet their… Read More »

Medicaid Planning Frequently Asked Questions

By Eric Millhorn |

In the United States, long-term health care is extremely expensive. Many people who find that they are facing a diagnosis like Alzheimer’s or other degenerative conditions may not have the money to pay for the care that they need. Even some people who have saved money may find themselves destitute after spending all their… Read More »

Medicare Changes May Lead More Seniors to Stay at Home

By Eric Millhorn |

Nationwide, there is a growing movement among state legislatures to push for reforms aimed at keeping seniors out of nursing homes. This push comes from a lot of places. For some, concerns about abuse and neglect make people avoid admission as long as possible. Others simply feel dehumanized by being taken out of their… Read More »

What is Florida’s Medically Needy Program, and How Does it Work?

By Eric Millhorn |

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, many states have enacted laws expanding Medicaid coverage by offering insurance to more people than were previously eligible. However, not all states participate in Medicaid expansion. Florida remains one of several states that have opted out of expansion; therefore, it is very difficult for adults to… Read More »

Obesity Rates Higher in Southern States: Florida a Significant Exception

By Eric Millhorn |

A project partly funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation keeps track of obesity and disease rates in the U.S. One of the most significant health risks of this century is type-II diabetes. According to one source, obesity rates are escalating out of control and many policymakers wonder what can be done to stop… Read More »

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