Month: April 2017

How to Become a “SuperAger”

The term “SuperAger” refers to older adults ages 60-80 whose memory and attention span is not just better than average for their age, but is...

What Steps Should I Take if I Suspect or Am Diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease?

Dementia is not one specific disease. According to the Mayo Clinic “dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough...

Who Should I Choose as My Attorney in Fact?

An attorney in fact (AIF) is an agent authorized to act on behalf of another person. Your AIF will handle your financial affairs or health...

What is the Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA)?

The Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA) is an amount of money a spouse in entitled to from the income of a spouse receiving Long-Term...

What is the Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA)?

Medicaid is a state and federally funded medical assistance program that pays for medical services, including nursing home care. To be eligible for Medicaid Long-Term...

Do I Need a Living Trust to Protect My Assets from Medicaid?

There are strategies to protect assets while still obtaining vital Medicaid Long-Term Care benefits, but a living trust is not one of those strategies. Revocable...

I Can’t Give Away Anything if I Want to Qualify for Medicaid: Fact or Myth?

The notion that you cannot give anything away if you want to qualify for Medicaid is a myth; however, this is a complicated area of...

The Role of Hospitals in Helping You Find Long-Term Care

Hospitals often play a role in helping patients find Long-Term Care service providers. Case managers or discharge planners will provide a list of Long-Term Care...

Is It Too Late to Start Medicaid Planning After I Am Living in a Nursing Home?

It is never too late or too early to begin Medicaid Planning. If you are already living in a nursing home, assets may still be...

When Symptoms of “Old Age” Signal a Medical Problem

Our bodies will change as a normal part of the aging process. Age-related changes happen gradually over time. Sudden changes in your body or mental...