Assisted living certifications put on hold after FSSA announcement
Don’t Lose Out On Benefits Because Of These Medicaid Myths!
Assisted living facilities have been growing in popularity in our region, however, an announcement by the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) may put the brakes on future facilities.
The FSSA announced a "moratorium" on certifying new assisted living facilities as well as adult day services and adult family care providers. The halt went into effect Jan. 19 and was announced by the Indiana Division of Aging on Jan. 22.
Plan Today For a Worry-Free Tomorrow
Families sometimes have many questions and concerns about the long-term care of a loved one. A nursing-home stay or the need for involved care can leave family members wondering what options are out there for them.
With a solid Medicaid plan in place, qualification for benefits is easy and you’ll no longer have to worry about becoming a burden to loved ones or running out of money to pay for your continued care. You will also enjoy the peace of mind knowing that your assets and income streams will stay preserved for a healthy spouse or a child with special needs still living at home.
New Opportunities Under Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
For families of all financial backgrounds, the prospect of long-term care can be frightening. With nursing home costs averaging $8,000- $10,000 per month in Indiana, it’s not uncommon for families to blow through their entire life savings during the first 1-3 years of care. Fortunately, there’s a better way to pay for the help you need.
5 Easy Tips to Simplify Year End Giving
Congress has just passed, and President Trump is expected to sign the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Although continued study of the bill will undoubtedly reveal additional opportunities I can share with you and your family, I wanted to provide some of my immediate impressions.
Caregivers racked with emotional and financial struggles
Are you planning on making charitable donations before the end of the year? The IRS reminds us that you must itemize deductions on your tax return to claim a deduction for these gifts. In addition, the following five tips can help make those year-end charitable gifts count.
Legal safeguards tossed aside for students with disabilities at private schools
When a loved one is in need of some care, it's natural for the family to want to offer support and assistance. However, the emotional toll is just one weighing aspect to those caregivers. It turns out that the financial strains are great as well.
Celebrating Some ‘Wins’ from 2017
Do you or someone you know utilize the school voucher program to send a student to a private school? Thousands of children attend private schools through a publicly funded voucher program that gives money to parents to cover costs of tuition. However, this educational perk may come at a cost for parents who have children with disabilities.
Hospice services hit close to home for GLO team member
It’s been a year full of great things for us to celebrate here at GLO. As 2016 ended, we were hard at work behind the scenes launching a new practice-management program to help us better serve our clients. This web-based program, along with cloud-based file storage, has given us more opportunity to deliver better communication and timely feedback.
Even vampires need an estate plan!
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices in our area, as well as Grunden Law Office, are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for all people coping with life-limiting illness.
Medicaid and the BPHC program
While vampires aren’t good candidates for life insurance and probably don’t need an Advance Healthcare Directive (after all, their wounds seem to heal quickly and they never end up in the hospital), they should have a Power of Attorney to allow Mrs. Dracula or Dracula Jr. to manage finances just in case they need to take an extended trip.
A special program is available to assist in coordinating healthcare services for persons with mental health issues. The Behavioral & Primary Healthcare Coordination program has a higher income limit and no asset limit.
The BPHC program can include coordinating logistical support, advocacy and education to assist individuals in navigating the healthcare system and activities that help recipients gain access necessary to manage their physical and behavioral health conditions.