March 2024

Family Caregiver Agreements – An Alterantive To Nursing Homes

70% of all Americans over age 65 will need some form of long-term care. A properly-structured Family Caregiver Agreement provides an alternative to placement in a facility and to the impoverishment that comes with it. Benefits of a Family Caregiver Agreement You may ask “Why do I need to enter into a contract to take

Stop: Don’t Designate Your Investments As “Transferable On Death”

After his wife died Frank, a retiree, updated his estate planning. His new will passed his estate in equal shares to his three children.  Most of his assets consisted of investments managed in a brokerage account. Frank, unbeknownst to his lawyer and on the advice of his financial planner, later designated the assets in his

How Does Medicaid Treat Spouses of Nursing Home Residents?

Medicaid is the only public benefit program that pays for long-term nursing home care. Medicare and private health insurance don’t. But in order for Medicaid to pay you’ve got to be broke. Worse yet, if you’re married, your spouse, referred to as a “community spouse” must also be broke – almost. Spouses may keep a