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Annuities As a Powerful Medicaid Planning Option

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Medicaid Planning Option – Annuities If your spouse requires nursing home care, you should know by now that you’re allowed to keep certain assets plus a certain amount of money, known in most states as a community spouse resource allowance (CSRA). What is going to happen any […]

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Does Medicaid Cover In-Home Care in New Jersey?

Does Medicaid Cover In-Home Care in New Jersey? - Mercer Elder Law Monroe NJ

Does Medicaid Cover In-Home Care in New Jersey? The answer here, unlike in my previous article about assisted living care, is not a straightforward “yes.” There are a number of programs (called “waivers” in technical Medicaid-speak) that cover some version of in-home care for people who need […]

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Does Medicaid Cover Assisted Living in NJ?

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Does Medicaid Cover Assisted Living in NJ? I’m not going to hold you in suspense – the answer is yes. New Jersey Medicaid does cover assisted living. New Jersey Medicaid also covers in-home care through the same program as well as a couple of others (but that’s […]

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Is New Jersey Medicaid Just About Nursing Homes?

New Jersey Medicaid has several specific (or “waiver”) programs for people who may not qualify for traditional eligibility - Mercer elder law Monroe NJ

Is New Jersey Medicaid Just About Nursing Homes?   Medicaid was set up by the federal government; however it is administered by the states. Medicaid is a federal program for low-income people and in New Jersey there are specific rules that apply in order to be eligible. […]

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Caregivers: Can You Get Paid to Care? Watch Out

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I get clients asking me regularly if there is any way they can be paid by their loved ones to provide care in the home. The answer is, as typical with Medicaid matters, a little complicated. You CAN get paid – but you can also make grave […]

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What is The Sandwich Generation?

What is The sandwich Generation? Mercer Elder Law Attorney

What is The Sandwich Generation? Not surprisingly, the term “Sandwich Generation” has nothing to do with sandwiches.When modern art curator Dorothy Miller coined the term over thirty years ago, she was actually referring to women in their thirties and forties stuck not just caring for their children […]

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What is a Geriatric Care Manager?

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What is a Geriatric Care Manager?   Caregiving is a very large responsibility and can carry a great amount of weight on your shoulders. Worrying about your loved one’s health, wellbeing, finances, and navigating the medical system can be exhausting. You may feel that you are having […]

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What Is a Guardianship, and when Is It Necessary?

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What Is a Guardianship, and when Is It Necessary? Caregiving is a difficult task, and without the legal authority to act on your loved ones’ behalf it can be an impossible burden. You want to be sure you are keeping your loved one’s best interests at heart, […]

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Home Health: Agencies and Liability

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Home Health: Agencies and Liability If you are thinking about hiring a professional caregiver for your loved one at home, you may be trying to decide whether to hire a private caregiver, or one from an agency. Certainly, a large attraction to a private caregiver is a […]

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Types of Elder Abuse and How to Recognize it

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If you are looking out for your loved one, then you may be worried about elder abuse. Elder abuse effects thousands of older people every year. You as a concerned family member can not only look out for signs of elder abuse, but completely prevent it from […]

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