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Category Archives: Medicaid

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How Transfers to Family Members Can Jeopardize Your Future Medicaid Benefits

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

It is natural to want to financially help family when a person has the means, especially as one gets older and sees their own children start families. However, a person never knows when a medical event or accident could send them to a nursing home for an extended or permanent stay. Paying for nursing… Read More »

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Family Caregivers and Medicaid Eligibility

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

As family members age, it is not uncommon for them to experience physical and/or mental issues that require the services of a caregiver to keep them healthy and safe. Going to a nursing home is an option in this situation, but this may not be the desired scenario at this stage. Family members frequently… Read More »

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Spousal Refusal and Asset Protection Planning for Medicaid Qualification

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Admitting that one may need long-term and highly skilled medical care in a nursing home is not an easy concept to accept. For many, the thought is so unpleasant they fail to do anything to plan for this possibility, and then must scramble to qualify for Medicaid, which has strict income and asset limits…. Read More »

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The Medicaid Waiting List: Do You Have Options?

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Dealing with the disabilities that frequently accompany getting older is not an easy transition for anyone. Finding the money to pay someone to provide these services is beyond the reach of most individuals and their families. Medicaid is an option most seniors seek to access when health issues become too severe to handle without… Read More »

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Florida Approved to Shorten Retroactive Medicaid Window

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Going into a nursing home is a necessary transition for many Florida seniors as their mental and/or physical issues become too complicated to manage at home or another more independent setting. A quick perusal of the terms nursing home facilities expect of their residents reveals how expensive and out of reach this care is… Read More »

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Medicaid Liens and Survivor’s Rights

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Medical issues rarely arise gradually over time, but instead, often occur suddenly, and require immediate action to address. When a person’s health condition becomes severe, requiring around-the-clock care, many families are forced to put loved ones in nursing homes to provide the individual’s medical needs. Medicaid is the program most Americans living in nursing… Read More »

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Federal Court Decision Could Sink Florida’s Medicaid Plans

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Healthcare is expensive, regardless of the stage in life in which a person finds him/herself needing medical care. For those that need around the clock care in a nursing home, Medicaid is the source most turn to in order to pay the extremely high cost. Health being unpredictable, knowing when admittance to a nursing… Read More »

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Nursing Home Planning When a Crisis Hits

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

No one has the goal of entering a nursing home when a major health crisis hits, but such events can occur at any time. Prudent planning in advance of this need, i.e., before a person meets the medical qualifications, can make it possible to qualify for Medicaid immediately upon learning that long-term care is… Read More »

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State Considering Changes to Medicaid Eligibility

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Figuring out how to pay for long-term and expensive medical care is a stress and concern for millions of Americans. Seniors, though, are at a much higher risk of needing this type of intensive care within a relatively short time frame due to the infirmities that come with aging. Medicaid is one answer to… Read More »

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Will Your Estate Owe Money to Medicaid?

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Receiving financial assistance for long-term care in a nursing home from the state and federal governments is the only way many seniors can afford to stay at these facilities. The cost of nursing home care rises on an annual basis at a pace that far outstrips the ability of most people to pay for… Read More »

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