May 2015 Posts

  • Medicaid's Gift to Children Who Help Parents Postpone Nursing Home Care

    In most states, transferring your house to your children (or someone else) may lead to a Medicaid penalty period, which would make you ineligible for Medicaid for a period of time. However, there are circumstances in which transferring a house will not result in a penalty period. ...
  • Cost of Private Nursing Home Room Now Averaging $91,250

    The median cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased 4.2 percent to $91,250 a year, according to the 2015 edition of a Cost of Care survey that the insurer Genworth has conducted for the past 12 years. Genworth reports that the median cost of a semi-private room in a nursing home is $80,300, up 3.8 percent from 2014....
  • VA Eliminates Net Worth Requirement for Health Care

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has updated the way it determines eligibility for VA health care benefits, making it easier for many veterans to get access to the benefits. The VA will no longer use the veteran's net worth as a factor to determine eligibility and copayments....
  • Decisions to Make for Your Power of Attorney

    A power of attorney may seem like a simple document, but there are several important decisions that need to be made when creating one. From whom to appoint to what powers to grant, care and consideration should be put into each choice....
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