The 9 Questions You Must Ask if a Loved One is Going Into a Nursing Home

As the founder of the Elder and Estate Planning Law Firm, I specialize in helping Michigan families protect their estates. Whether you are worried about nursing home expenses that exceed on average $8,000.00 per month, assisted living expenses, having your estate avoid probate court or planning for a special needs child or grandchild, I have helped thousands of families obtain peace of mind when faced with such issues. Often this involves qualifying for Medicaid or VA benefits, creating a trust for an estate or a special needs trust for a disabled loved one. Our mission at The Elder and Estate Planning Law Firm is to help our clients... • Find the right nursing home • Get the best care at th

Updated Medicaid Figures for 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) ordinarily releases updated figures for Medicaid qualification. Typically these updates are released in late summer and most importantly, they reflect the cost of living increases that all of us experience. For Medicaid recipients, the increases allow additional amounts to be used to pay for funerals or to allow a community spouse to retain additional amounts of their spouse’s income. The maximum spousal share is the maximum amount of countable assets that the at-home spouse is allowed to keep. For 2019, the amount was $126,420. For 2020, the maximum spousal share was increased in January to $128,640. This means that if a married c

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