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Long-Term Care Planning Archives

2019 update on Medicaid income and asset limits

It is further into the year than usual for this post, but we do aim for a yearly update to keep accurate numbers on our site. While many aging parents never see themselves spending time in a skilled nursing facility, the reality is that longer lifespans increase the odds that extra care will be required at some point.

Legal issues for adult children to consider as their parents age

While it may feel difficult to bring up sensitive issues related to aging, adult children should think carefully about how to facilitate conversations with their parents about the possibility of eventual physical or cognitive decline and about getting their personal and financial affairs in order, sooner rather than later. Doing this while they are healthy allows them to plan for eventualities according to their personal wishes during a calmer stretch of life with plenty of time for thorough planning

Get legal advice before signing a long-term care agreement

At Chayet & Danzo, LLC, our elder law practice includes legal counsel for people across Colorado about long-term care. Placement counseling includes review of facility admission agreements to advise clients about the ramifications of signing them as written or to help in the negotiation of modifications before signing. 

An electronic registry to convey end-of-life wishes

The Kaiser Family Foundation has estimated that approximately 60 percent of adults over 65 have advance medical directives. While it is a good idea for all adults to have these documents, what happens if they cannot be accessed quickly? A California pilot project is a step in the right direction to ensuring emergency responders and hospitals can immediately review end-of-life wishes.

Are you prepared for the realities of long-term care?

As the quality of life around the globe has risen, so has the overall life expectancy. Average Americans are routinely living to 80, 90, even 100 years of age. This is due in no small part to medical and technological advances like:

What home care is and why it is important

The last time we talked about long term care planning was about a month ago. We wrote about LTC insurance, and how it can prove very beneficial to some people. Today, we're going to talk about home care, what options there are for this type of care and why many people choose this type of care for the end of their life.

Does long-term care insurance make sense for you?

At some point in our lives, we will no longer be able to do the things that we once did. We won't be able to play basketball with the usual group on Saturdays. Those weekend hiking trips will be a thing of the past. And even some of the more basic tasks, such as household care and medical care, will require some form of help.

Why we all need a long-term care plan

It can be hard to imagine, but if you can, think about your life when you are much older. Picture yourself as a 70- or 75-year-old person and trying to do all of the things that you do today. Some of those things won't be possible anymore, and others still, though possible, will require a little bit of help. This is simply the way it will be for all of us. Time will eventually catch up to us, and our age, though still just a number, will hang over every element of our life.

When Could ABLE Act savings accounts be available in Colorado?

The US Congress passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act in 2014. The law will enable people with disabilities to access savings accounts to pay disability-related expenses. The accounts will not affect Medicaid and Supplement Security Income eligibility.

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