Medicaid Eligibility and Elder Law

Elderly couple with lawyer

The federal Medicaid program is designed to ensure senior citizens have long-term health care, but it has financial eligibility requirements that should be considered well ahead of the need for Medicaid benefits. Qualifying for Medicaid often requires applicants to spend down their assets to meet the eligibility requirements. This should be a planned distribution of…

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Is Someone You Love Without a Support System?

Elder orphans, a term used to describe seniors who don’t have children or a family support system, are growing in number. To protect themselves, they need to plan more than other seniors. With a health care system already straining at the seams from aging baby boomers, a new concern is rising: the care of elder…

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