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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 »

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 »

Protecting your Assets when a Spouse Needs Long-term Care

By Eric Millhorn |

When a loved one is ill, there are a lot of concerns. Is she getting good care? How will we pay for the care? What happens if he cannot come home? Among the concerns that trouble people the most is the fear that the cost of long-term care will exceed one’s financial resources. In… 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 »

Medicaid Planning: Medicaid’s Five-Year Lookback Rule

By Eric Millhorn |

A major concern for people as they get older is their housing situation. While some people own their homes, and plan on remaining there, others retire and purchase homes or move into new communities. Sometimes, even if someone plans on staying in their home, circumstances change and they need to explore options that provide… Read More »

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