When It Comes to Medicaid, Giving Is Not Always Better Than Receiving

A loved one should not give gifts if there is a possibility that he or she may need Medicaid assistance in the near future. This can be sad if that person gets joy out of generosity. But gifts in that situation can turn out to be very, very expensive. Medicaid is the...

Providing Care For Family Members

It makes sense for a family member to care for a senior at home, rather than paying someone else or an agency? Or uprooting the senior into an institution? The family member can pay the bills, balance the checkbook, keep the house clean, shop and make meals, and take...

Medicaid: Five Years of Looking Back Without Penalties

Planning for long-term care is important because nearly everyone will require it at some point in their lives. While we cannot predict the timing or level of care, we can take steps to prepare for an unexpected medical and financial crisis to help reduce the stress on...