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Home Caretaker & Personal Care Contracts

Michigan recently changed its Medicaid eligibility rules regarding the treatment of payments made to family members for personal care and home maintenance. These changes should be a concern for anyone who is compensating a family member for taking ca… Read More
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Senior Care Alternatives

As medicine, technology, and methods of treatment evolve, people are living longer. While most aging individuals prefer to be cared for in the familiar surroundings of their own homes, that is not always possible. In most cases, a variety of care alt… Read More
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The New Medicaid Gift Rules

There have been a number of changes to the Medicaid rules over the last year. The most significant changes relate to the impact that making a gift has on a person’s ability to qualify for nursing home Medicaid benefits. If you or anyone you know ma… Read More
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Web Sites to Assist with Health Care Decisions

Someday soon you may be paying more of the bills for your healthcare. In theory, this will motivate you to be more selective about the doctors and hospitals that you use, and to put more effort into comparing healthcare costs. However, for that to ha… Read More
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Home Care Options to Consider

Homecare constitutes a variety of community based services designed to support individuals recovering from acute or ongoing chronic health issues. These services are provided in the homes of individuals who need such support, and enable such individu… Read More
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Michigan Enacts an Estate Recovery Law

The Bad News On September 30, 2007, Michigan enacted a law that authorizes the creation of a Medicaid Estate Recovery Program (“MERP”). The MERP will allow the State to recoup the cost of benefits paid from the estate of an individual (and perhap… Read More
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PBS Caring For Parents Online Broadcast

On April 2, 2008, PBS aired the broadcast “Caring for Parents”. Unfortunately, the network will not be airing the broadcast again locally in the near future. However, PBS has made this broadcast available to watch online. We highly recommend that… Read More
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Without a Durable Power of Attorney, Your Estate Plan is Incomplete

A “Durable” Power of Attorney (”DPOA”) should be a part of every estate plan, regardless of whether you are using a will, a living trust, or do nothing at all. A DPOA is a legal document in which you appoint someone, called an “agent” or… Read More
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