Avoid Nursing Home Medicaid Mistakes

“I didn’t know how stressful this would be.” This is a comment from a client of my firm who recently placed her Mom into a nursing home and is attempting to have Medicaid pay for the care. If you are in the process of applying for Medicaid benefits, you probably share this sentiment. A nursing home admission will result in tremendous financial stress for families. Nursing homes can cost more than $10,000 per month and

The New Choices Waiver Provides More Choices Than You May Have Realized

Choices…they are sometimes difficult to make but we’re sure glad when we are offered more than one. When age robs us of physical strength, balance, quick memory recall, agility and energy and we must turn in our car keys, our choices can feel frustratingly limited. For individuals receiving Medicaid benefits who have been in a nursing home for at least 90 days, more choices may exist than you are aware of. The New Choices Waiver

PA Link & You Working Together

The mission of the PA Link to Aging and Disability Resources is to improve access to long term services and supports for individuals, their loved ones and caregivers, regardless of age, income, or ability, through an integrated network of partner agencies committed to expanding the use of community based solutions, promoting person centered decision making, and enhancing the quality of services. PA Link provides a myriad of services including: • Person-Centered Counseling (PCC) – Is

Some Basic Guidelines for Long Term Care Medicaid

For most families who are considering the necessity of more care for their loved ones, the costs for advanced care can be extremely scary. The State offers a program, Long Term Care (LTC) Medicaid, which will assist in paying for the care your family member may need. The individual needing care must meet a functional, nursing home level of care which will be assessed by a qualified case manager with the county. This does not

What is Supports Coordination – How can it Help our Family?

Nobody prepares you to watch your loved ones get older. As our lives become busier and more hectic, theirs are slowing down. Health conditions and physical limitations may bring new challenges to them, and they begin to struggle to remain independent. As members of our families age, they have needs that we are going to need to provide, but we may not know how. Families can adapt to these new needs, but they are going

Can I Preserve Assets and Still Qualify for Medicaid?

Meet Charlie and Fran.  They have three children, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  They have worked hard and enjoy life on their small family farm.  This place is important to their entire family.  As they age, they realize that if either one of them needs Long Term Care, that their property and other assets could be at risk. They need accurate information they can trust so that if Long Term Care needs come on