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Should I sign a nursing home admissions agreement?

When an elderly person is admitted into a nursing home, they must sign a nursing home admissions agreement. If the agreement is not signed, then the elderly person cannot be admitted to the facility. The following reviews what a nursing home admissions agreement is, important parts of the agreement to be aware of, and why a nursing home agreement should always be reviewed by an attorney prior to being signed. Patricia Bloom-McDonald Attorney at Law can help you understand a nursing home admissions agreement and its legal bearing.

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MassHealth Nursing Home Eligibility

Medicaid is an important part of healthcare funding for low-income individuals. In Massachusetts, Medicaid is known as MassHealth. For those who are elderly and are seeking nursing home care, there are a variety of criteria that must be satisfied to be eligible. The following reviews the rules regarding MassHealth nursing home eligibility – for more questions, contact elder law lawyer, Patricia Bloom-McDonald.

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Nursing Homes and Medicaid; 5 Things You Need to Know

Medicaid is a federal program that is regulated and managed by each independent state.  It is designed for impoverished individuals requiring long-term-care medical benefits. Medical and housing are typically the largest expenses for all individuals, many of whom are unable to pay for the ever increasing costs of medical care and housing costs. If qualifying individuals are unable to care for themselves in their own home or need arrangements in a nursing home, these individuals can apply to Medicaid for payment, but only if their income and assets are at a certain level and they medical help with areas of daily living.

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6 Estate Planning Lessons We Can Learn From Celebrities

Most celebrities have some degree of considerable wealth and may have their affairs handled by a team of agents, financial advisors, and attorneys. It thus comes as a surprise to many us when we learn that when some celebrities pass away, they were guilty of numerous errors in their estate plans or failed to have any estate planning at all. In a number of these cases, the celebrity failed to use an estate planning lawyer who could have easily drafted an estate plan to account for the contingencies and other unforeseen circumstances that often arise after the Will or other testamentary instruments were drawn up.

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Estate Planning for People with Dementia or Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s or dementia is an insidious disease, affecting about half of those who are 85 and older though it can manifest in those who are decades younger. Dementia comes in stages and there is no cure for this progressive condition that can significantly affect your memory and cognitive abilities, effectively incapacitating you.

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