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Medicaid Requires Other Planning

Comprehensive planning involves not only advancing today’s goal, but preparing for the future by reviewing the entire situation.           1.        Medicaid planning often includes re-titling assets and shifting elements of existing estate plans.           2. ...

Planning Happens at the Margins

Life is in the details. It is rare for a single, grand gesture to set the course of a person’s life. It is usually the accumulated result of thousands of little actions. Good habits and bad habits add up day by day and year by year to set lifestyle and...

When to Engage an Attorney

People are often nervous about meeting with an attorney.  It is a big step.  However, there are moments when it is clearly time to consider meeting with an attorney.             1.         A major event has occurred.  Issues often arise following major life events...

Five Things Medicaid Looks for You to Mess Up

The State Medicaid system is complex and at times overwhelming.  Here are some of the most common issues that Medicaid caseworkers look for that can result in a denial of nursing facility benefits. 1.         Giving Things Away.  Transfers for less than fair market...

Five Things That You Should Know Now about Medicaid

Medicaid in Indiana is a complex.  Up front, here are five (5) things that everyone should know.             1.         It is a collection of programs and services.             2.         It assists with medical needs otherwise unmet.             3.         The...

Everyone Needs Help

While it is cliché, it is true that “No man is an island.” We are all part of a complex web of mutual support. When we are born, we depend upon our parents, family and doctors for our care and survival. As we age, that network expands to include teachers, coaches,...

“100 Days” Does Not Mean 100 Days

The Medicare rehabilitative stay benefit provides coverage for up to one hundred (100) days for a patient in a nursing facility. There are situations where the one hundred (100) day benefit can be renewed. However, this is not common. Moreover, often families hear...