It is no doubt true that most people don’t spend their lives wondering how they’ll pay for long-term care should the need ever arise. Frankly, it’s doubtful that too many people ever bother to wonder whether they’ll ever need such care in the first place. Human nature being what it is, most of us assume that such things happen only to other people. Unfortunately, assumptions like that seldom end … [Read more...] about Can I Qualify for Medicaid Benefits for Nursing Home Care?
For senior citizens, health care is one of those needs that cannot simply be wished away or ignored. Though modern medical science has had great success in the area of expanding life expectancies, it has had less success when it comes to preventing illness and age-related disease and injury. As a result, seniors are living longer than ever before, but that long life can come with even more … [Read more...] about Elder Law Basics: What is Medicaid?
For some time now, Aristotle has been credited with suggesting that one of the best ways to judge any nation is by looking at the way that it treats its most vulnerable citizens. Regardless of whether that great Greek philosopher ever said or uttered those words, the premise is worthy of consideration. After all, it is one thing for a nation or a state to treat its healthy, powerful, and most … [Read more...] about A Call to Arms: Elder Abuse is Increasing in Florida
That’s a question that many Florida seniors eventually find themselves asking, and it’s an important one. The fact is that nursing home costs have skyrocketed in recent decades, and the average senior can be placed in a perilous position when nursing home care is necessary but he or she lack the means to pay for that care. Without Medicaid, many of the state’s seniors would be left without any … [Read more...] about I Need Nursing Home Care; Do I Qualify for Medicaid?
Florida residents who are faced with the need for long-term care are often put into a precarious financial position. For many, the average monthly costs associated with that care are simply too much to bear without financial assistance. With nursing home care now averaging more than $200 per day, few seniors can comfortably manage the costs without effectively impoverishing themselves. This can be … [Read more...] about 401k Investments and Your Elder Law Questions
This may not be a question that you’ve asked yourself lately – or even one that you ever thought you would consider, but is your eligibility for Medicaid benefits secure? That might seem like an odd thing to ask, especially if you’re in the prime of your working-age years and busy squirreling away money for retirement and an eventual addition to the house, but it is something that you might want … [Read more...] about Is Your Eligibility for Medicaid Benefits Secure?
There has been no shortage of discussion in recent years about how much the nation’s population is aging. And while Florida was once considered a major focal point for the nation’s retired population, other states have seen an even greater increase in their share of the over-65 population group. Still, even though it may no longer be one of the more enduring centers of the senior citizen universe, … [Read more...] about Florida Elder Law What You Need to Know
If you’ve seen the news over the last several years, then you are almost certainly aware that nursing home costs across the nation have continued to rise. The situation is no different in the state of Florida, where our residents are often hard-pressed to manage the costs of their own long-term care. For many seniors and their families, a sudden need for nursing home care can quickly eat through … [Read more...] about When Should You Start Your Nursing Home Planning?
The aging process is one of those inescapable facts of life. We all get older, and as we do we find that there always seem to be new challenges awaiting us. For senior citizens, many of those challenges involve complex matters of law and public policy that they often struggle to deal with. Long-term care, applications for benefits, age discrimination, and potential fraud and abuse are but a few of … [Read more...] about Protect Your Rights and Interests with a Port St. Lucie Elder Law Attorney
Last week marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day again – an annual time for reflection first designated back on June 15, 2016. The goal then and now has focused on better informing the public about the widespread and diverse types of abuse that many of our most vulnerable senior citizens routinely endure. This year saw the Bay County Council on Aging receive notice for the outstanding work they do … [Read more...] about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: A Time to Reflect