Publications: Long-Term Care Planning

Long-term Care Planning

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – 2012 Current Tax Issues Seminar, October 25, 2012

Your Guide to Choosing A Nursing Home
The “Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home” is designed to help you make informed decisions about nursing home care, whether you’re planning ahead or need to make an unexpected decision. It’s helpful to plan ahead, consider all your long-term care options, and make good financial plans early. MORE »

Medicare: An Overview

Resolving Your Nursing Home’s Medicaid Challenges
Nursing homes have always had involvement with the Medicaid application process and have experienced difficulty with a certain percentage of applications. Unless properly addressed, these challenges will lead care facilities to experience a significant loss of revenue and a disruption in cash flow. MORE »

Long-term Care Planning
Roughly 50% of healthy Americans age 65 will eventually require some form of long-term care. This care can be nursing home care, assisted living or home care. Whatever the setting, the care is extremely expensive. Nursing homes, for example, can easily cost in excess of $100,000 per year. MORE »

Long-term Care Guide

Elder Law: Asset Protection Planning Explained
Most people are interested in protecting their assets for themselves, if they need them for their spouse who will be remaining in the community, and ultimately for the benefit of their children. In addition, some people have specific goals relating to their home or to federal and state income taxes, or federal and estate gift taxes. The plan must be customized to achieve your specific goals on the basis of your specific income, assets, expenses, and health. MORE »

Virginia Medicaid Explanation
For all practical purposes, in the United States the only “insurance” plan for long-term institutional care is Medicaid. Medicare only pays for approximately 2% of skilled nursing care in the United States. Private insurance pays for even less. The result is that most people pay out of their own pockets for long-term care until they become eligible for Medicaid. MORE »

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