Community Spouse Resource Allowances for 2017

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The cost of care in a nursing home can devastate the lifetime savings of a married couple. In recognition of this problem Congress passed a law in 1988 which was intended to limit the “spousal impoverishment” that can result when one spouse becomes a nursing home resident. Under this Medicaid law, minimum amounts of financial […]


How to Avoid Medicaid Estate Recovery

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It is an unfortunate reality of aging. If we live long enough most of us will eventually have a chronic condition or illness that limits our ability to do some basic tasks. We may need help with household chores, shopping, money management, medications or transportation. Or we may need assistance with so-called “activities of daily […]

PACE (LIFE) Program Rules Being Updated

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PACE is a Medicare and Medicaid funded program that provides comprehensive medical and social services to enable older adults to live in the community instead of a nursing home. Pennsylvania has been a national leader in promoting the PACE concept. On a national level, the program is referred to as PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care […]


How to Get the Right Power of Attorney

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We never know what life has in store for us. We are always at risk of becoming temporarily or permanently incapacitated due to accident, illness, or aging. A power of attorney allows you (the “principal”) to give someone else (your “agent”) the authority to act and make decisions for you in you are ever unable […]