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Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth to Baby Boy

A 29 year old woman in a vegetative state gave birth to a son on December 29, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. The woman, who resides in a long-term care facility named Hacienda Healthcare, has been non-verbal and incapable of moving independently since she was 3 years old due to a near-drowning accident. Caregivers did not Read More

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Medicare 2019- Premiums and Deductibles

2019 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles On October 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Medicare Part B Premiums/Deductibles Medicare Part B covers physician services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, Read More

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States Looking to Eliminate Retroactive Medicaid Benefits

Arizona and Florida are the latest states to request a waiver from the requirement that states provide three months of retroactive Medicaid coverage to eligible Medicaid recipients. Medicaid law allows a Medicaid applicant to be eligible for benefits for up to three months before the month of the application if the applicant met eligibility requirements at Read More

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Nursing Home – Myth VS. Reality

Considering whether a loved one may need to be moved to a nursing home may cause much anxiety. Are you making the right decision? We know we cannot take care of them ourselves, but have heard negative things about nursing homes. Everyone has an opinion. So what is real and what is not? Well hopefully Read More

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Medicaid Programs and You – What you need to know

Your elderly parents are in need of a nursing home. The average cost for a nursing home in Florida is $8,346.00. Unless your parents have insurance which will cover this expense, this is usually a financial burden on the family. There are government programs that can help. Medicaid and VA benefits can help supplement the Read More

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Florida CARES

The State of Florida Medicaid is a program based on financial and medical requirements. An important part of the Medicaid application process is a program called CARES. CARES is a Florida program that issues an evaluation to meet the medical requirements required for Medicaid.  CARES, which stands for Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Read More

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Tips for Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

News reports of nursing homes neglect or abuse are disconcerting. How can you avoid this fate for your loved ones?  What should you look for when choosing an assisted living facility for a family member? Location– Is this a location where you can easily get to if need be? Is there a hospital close? Building– Read More

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Guardianship Responsibilities

What are your responsibilities as guardian? Generally the duties of being a guardian are to oversee the welfare and safety of the person under guardianship, and to attend to the financial needs of the individual, using their assets wisely. A guardian has a legal duty, called a “fiduciary duty”, to act in the best interests of the Read More

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Guardianship Responsibilities

What are your responsibilities as guardian? Generally the duties of being a guardian are to oversee the welfare and safety of the person under guardianship, and to attend to the financial needs of the individual, using their assets wisely. A guardian has a legal duty, called a “fiduciary duty”, to act in the best interests of the Read More

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Qualified Income Trusts and Medicaid

What does a Qualified Income Trust do?   Applying for Medicaid can be tricky and is best done by a professional. The average monthly cost for a skilled nursing facility is $8944.00 per month in Florida.  Many people are applying for governmental benefits to assist with the cost. Medicaid can be the solution. If you’re Read More

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