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Miller Trust For Medicaid Qualification

Miller Trust For Medicaid Qualification

Can I Use A Miller Trust for Medicaid Qualification? Table of Contents What is A Miller Trust? Who Qualifies for a Miller Trust? Can I Use a Miller Trust for More than Nursing Home Costs? Common problems regarding income deposited to a Miller Trust What Happens To My...

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Sustainability Planning

Sustainability Planning

How Long Can We Make Our Money Last? It is tough to plan, especially when you can’t see the future! Of course, none of us can see the future, so when helping a declining Senior plan for future health care needs, sometimes it's a matter of figuring out what will happen...

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Can We Plan Better Than a Groundhog?

Can We Plan Better Than a Groundhog?

Our Parents’ Future Care Needs Require Us to Plan Better! A couple of weeks ago it was Groundhog Day! Word has it that our beloved groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, did not see his shadow and predicted an early spring. That prediction sounds good until you understand that...

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7 Options to Keep Momma Out of the Nursing Home

7 Options to Keep Momma Out of the Nursing Home

As you are actively helping your Elderly Parent plan, or are the Senior who is planning for yourself, we want to help you plan. The last place most people want to land is in a Nursing Home. Below, you will find a list of the 7 options that we have compiled to share...

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Have A Back-Up Plan

Have A Back-Up Plan

Back-Up Plan: For Those Times That Plan #1 Falls Flat In our last blog, we discussed Alzheimer's Planning. When dealing with disorders such as Alzheimer's, anything can happen. Our best-laid plans are almost guaranteed to fail. Not for lack of planning, but simply...

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Alzheimer’s | Productive Planning

Alzheimer’s | Productive Planning

Whatever the Stage, You Can Do Productive Planning Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease.  The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Another statistic they have shared with us is that 16 million Americans...

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Family Caregivers

Family Caregivers

Part Of An Invisible Workforce updated October 7th, 2019 When a family member has a cognitive impairment and cannot manage his/her affairs, legal and/or financial planning is often needed. Areas of concern for family caregivers include future health care decisions,...

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