Medicaid Spend Down Planning

When you go into a nursing home and want Medicaid to pay the bill, you must be below the government’s asset thresholds. Unfortunately, you essentially must go broke before the government will help pay for your care. When someone with assets goes into a nursing home, they must pay privately for care or take other legitimate actions to get the countable assets low enough for eligibility. The process of decreasing assets to become eligible for

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