Your father requires long-term care. You know it and so does the rest of your family. He no longer can function independently, and his health continues to fail. While family members have worked in shifts to allow your father to remain at home, this is no longer a...
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3 documents your parent may need after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Oct 23, 2020 | Medicaid Planning / Nursing Home Planning
Most people are forgetful from time to time. However, when you noticed your parent calling you by the wrong name, forgetting important events and generally not seeming like him or herself, you began to feel concerned, mainly because your parent had reached his or her...
Medicaid, the irrevocable trust and non-countable assets
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Jul 6, 2020 | Medicaid Planning / Nursing Home Planning, Trusts
If you are beginning to think about your future and the possibility of eventual nursing home care, you are probably also thinking about Medicaid and its connection to nursing home eligibility.You want your assets to go to your heirs rather than spending down to meet...
New Jersey seniors and 2020 rules for Medicaid eligibility
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | May 13, 2020 | Medicaid Planning / Nursing Home Planning
Medicaid is one of the many government programs that most people need help to navigate successfully. The rules change frequently and there are new requirements for 2020.In New Jersey, residents 65 years of age and older may qualify for various Medicaid programs as...
Paying for your parent’s long-term care
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Sep 30, 2019 | Medicaid Planning / Nursing Home Planning
When your aging parent loses physical and/or mental functions, you may worry about what to do. One option is to become a full-time caregiver for your mom or dad. While this may save you some money, it may not be good for your parent or your health. You may look at...
3 important discussions to have with an aging parent
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Dec 24, 2018 | Medicaid Planning / Nursing Home Planning
When you were a child, you relied on your parents for virtually everything. As your mother or father reaches the final stages of life, though, you may need to become the caregiver. While it can be challenging to watch a parent age, you can likely ease the...
Does being on Medicaid limit nursing home choices?
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Oct 30, 2018 | Medicaid Planning / Nursing Home Planning
Part of estate planning for your parents is finding out where they will stay for the remainder of their days. They could stay in their own home and receive care, they could move to an assisted living facility or they could go to a nursing home.Of course, all these...
Preempting elder financial abuse
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Mar 22, 2018 | Medicaid Planning / Nursing Home Planning
Like many retirees in New Jersey and elsewhere, you hope that you will live a long and healthy life with your mental faculties intact. However, as you know, not everyone makes it to old age with a mind as sharp as it was in their twenties. While it is possible that...
Helping your elderly parent with Medicaid planning
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Nov 27, 2017 | Medicaid Planning / Nursing Home Planning
As your parents age, health issues can become costly and difficult to sustain. Adult children of aging parents are often saddled with a double financial and emotional burden: that of raising their own children while facing the complex and challenging issues of helping...
Understanding medical neglect in nursing homes
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Dec 29, 2016 | Medicaid Planning / Nursing Home Planning
If you have a loved one who is in a nursing facility, then you know how complex a life change it can be. What you might not realize is that due to the nature of the nursing care system and the current state of regulatory oversight, neglect can happen in ways that are...
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