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Medicaid's Asset Rules

In order to be eligible for Medicaid benefits a nursing home resident may have no more than $2,000 in "countable" assets (the figure may be somewhat higher in some states). 

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Medicaid Expansion: What If a State Opts Out?

One of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the new health reform law, gives money to states to expand Medicaid to ..

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Medicaid's Treatment of the Home

Depending on the state, nursing home residents do not have to sell their homes in order to qualify for Medicaid. 

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What Nursing Home Staff Levels Are Required?

Nursing homes are notoriously understaffed.Studies have shown that more staff leads to better care, but employees a...

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Put Caregiving Arrangements in Writing, Lawyers Advise

When one family member becomes a caregiver for another, it''s important to put in writing the terms of the arrangeme...

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Charitable Gift Annuities: Making Your Generosity Pay

Would you like to make a gift to your favorite charitable organization and receive not only a sizeable tax deduction...

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Financial Downturn Coupled With Changing Estate Tax Rules Mean It's Time to Review Your Estate Plan

The financial crisis, coupled with possible changes in the estate tax law, make now a good time to review your est...

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The Five Components of a Good Estate Plan

Many people believe that if they have a will, their estate planning is complete, but there is much more to a solid estate plan.

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