No one wants to live in a nursing home. But, for many people it may become necessary at some point in life. For those who do become residents of a nursing home, it is important to understand nursing home transfer and discharge rights to ensure the best care possible.
In general, nursing homes are prohibited from moving or discharging residents. When these situations do occur, specific processes and procedures must be followed. In order to lawfully discharge a resident, the nursing home must be able to prove that it complied with all the procedural requirements and the discharge is for one of the specific allowable reasons. If the discharge occurs and is not for one of the reasons described below, the resident must be allowed to return to the facility. (more…)
Often Veterans and their families are unaware of the many benefits available to them. One of these benefits is free burial and internment of cremains in a VA National Cemetery. (more…)
We live in one of the most popular retirement states in our nation. The Baby Boomers have reached retirement age and the “great wealth transfer” has begun. According to a study from consulting firm Accenture, when this transfer is complete, some $30 trillion (yes, with a t) will be transferred from one generation to the next.[i]
When a loved one passes away, undoubtedly you will wonder what you need to do. First, you’ll make the necessary funeral or memorial arrangements. Then, we recommend taking care of yourself and your family. If your loved one passed after a prolonged illness, you may just need to take a break. If your loved one passed suddenly, you may need to wrap your thoughts around what has happened. After you’ve had some time to heal, it’s a good idea to speak with a qualified estate administration attorney.
When receiving Medicaid benefits under the Institutional Care Program (ICP), a Medicaid recipient is allowed to retain a portion of their income as their “personal needs allowance.” In Florida, the current personal needs allowance is $105/month, whether you are a single or married individual. This amount may seem very small, but when all of your expenses are otherwise met through your own income, Medicare, Medicaid, or other supplemental insurance, the $105/month personal needs allowance can be sufficient. (more…)