Currently the costs of staying in a nursing home is one of the primary elder law issues of the day. The MetLife Mature Market Institute does research into the subject annually and according to their findings nursing home costs rose by 4.4% in 2011. … [Read more...] about Nursing Home Costs May Become Overwhelming
Elder law attorneys do everything possible to raise awareness about the issue of long-term care. You may think that it is unlikely that you will ever need living assistance and it can be hard to envision a time when you may not be able to do everything for yourself. However, statistics show that the majority of individuals who reach the age of 65 will indeed need help with their day-to-day needs at some point in time. … [Read more...] about Agencies Providing In-Home Care Studied
The Veterans Aid & Attendance special pension is a military benefit that will provide a monthly payment to eligible veterans who need living assistance. This can include in-home care or residence in a nursing home or assisted living community. … [Read more...] about Veterans A & A: Changes in the Offing?
If you stick your head in the sand with regard to the possibility of incurring assisted living expenses late in your life, you may find yourself in a difficult situation once you reach your twilight years. … [Read more...] about Oklahoma City Elder Law Attorney Asks – Are You Preparing For Assisted Living Expenses?
Here is another denial zone for most people entering their retirement years. When you think about your retirement, it is natural that you would create a mental picture of a life of free time. You can travel, play golf or tennis, dine out, work in the garden, and otherwise enjoy your golden years in the way that you always envisioned when you were busy traversing a career path. … [Read more...] about Medicaid Planning
Virtually every week in our office the topic of assisted living, or an alternative to it, comes up in conversation with our clients or their families. A high percentage of people who live long enough to become senior citizens are going to need living assistance at some point in time. … [Read more...] about Alternative To Assisted Living Communities
Comprehensive long-term planning involves preparedness for any and all contingencies that you may face during the latter stages of your life. Considering that 70% of people who attain senior citizen status will need long-term care at some point in time, this is something that you have to plan for in advance. … [Read more...] about Assisted Living Benefit For Veterans
Now that we are in a new year you will see some 2011 elder law statistics released. Kansas City elder law attorneys are always going to be interested in analyzing current trends. With this in mind the MetLife Mature Market Institute annual survey is a very good resource for those keeping an eye on the costs associated with long-term care. … [Read more...] about 2011 Long-Term Care Costs Analyzed
There are those who think that Medicare is going to take care of all their health care needs once they become eligible. At the present time, the age of eligibility for Medicare is 65. Of course, everything is always subject to change so this is something to watch closely as your retirement years start to come into focus. … [Read more...] about Medicaid Adjustment For 2012
You may be thinking that you really don't care about long-term care costs because you will be on Medicare should you need long-term care. The unfortunate fact is that Medicare does not cover in-home care, assisted living community or nursing home expenses. You're on your own in that regard -- unless you can qualify for Medicaid. … [Read more...] about Federal Medicaid Cuts Could Take Toll On Seniors