Posts Tagged ‘seniors’

Article 108-Estate Planning Series: Will Medicare Pay for My Long Term Care?

Written by Wright Law on . Posted in Long Term Care

Last column I explained the options to pay for long term care are limited.  Adding to the problem is a significant amount of incorrect information about what those options are.  For example, many seniors erroneously believe Medicare will pay long term care costs.  This is not correct.

On the other hand, upon meeting certain conditions, Medicaid will pay for long term care.   I understand why people confuse the two.  Not only do the terms sounds similar but, in some cases, Medicare provides assistance for some of the same types of health issues as Medicaid. 

Article 14-Estate Planning Series: When Family Isn’t Just an Inadvertent Threat to Your Estate

Written by Wright Law on . Posted in Estate Planning

I have spent the last several columns addressing how family relationships, and the complications of life, can create very real risks to your estate plan.  Most of the time these risks are unintentional . . . but not always.

Financial abuse costs seniors 2.6 billion annually, according to a study by MetLife.  In the majority of those cases, family members and caregivers are the culprits.  The Justice Department warns this abuse can occur in several ways

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