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A New Act to Help Special Needs Families

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  Q. My 9-year-old daughter, Noelle, is intellectually disabled. The costs for her therapy and assistive technology are quite high, and we are in the process of applying for government assistance (SSI). Despite our struggles … [Read more...]

Finding the Right Nursing Home

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Carol and Bob invited his mother, Ginny, to spend the holidays with them, as she does every year. This year, her live-in caregiver expressed concern that it was not a good idea because Ginny’s dementia has gotten worse and she may … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Will Medicaid Pay for Assisted Living?

Dear Baxter, My father is in the early stages of dementia, and is considering assisted living. If my father is eligible, does Medicaid cover assisted living, or only nursing home care? Thanks for your help! Anita … [Read more...]

Ask the Expert: 2015 Key Medicaid Dollar Amounts

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Q. Every year your firm provides the key dollar amounts that are frequently used in elder law, including Medicaid figures, long-term care insurance deductibility limits, Medicare premiums, Social Security Disability, and … [Read more...]

Virginia 529 Prepaid Education Plan Limited Time Open Enrollment: Plan Ahead for Your Child or Grandchild

We all dream of the day when our child or grandchild is accepted to college. From the time he or she is diapers, we begin planning for great things. We drive them to soccer, gymnastics, and music lessons in hopes that they are … [Read more...]

Long-Term Care Insurance- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month, a continuing effort to raise public awareness about long-term care insurance and planning. Statistics show that more than 70% of people age 65 or older will need long-term care sometime … [Read more...]

Gifting and the 2015 Gift and Estate Tax Exclusion Numbers

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Q. I recently got married and my husband and I found the perfect starter home in Fairfax County. The owners accepted our offer and my mother generously offered to give us $20,000 to help with the down payment. She also has a … [Read more...]

Halloween Can Be Scary for those with Dementia

Q. My mother-in-law has dementia and lives at home with a caregiver to assist her with activities of daily living. Before she was diagnosed, she loved Halloween, especially all the decorations, seeing the grandchildren dressed up … [Read more...]

Caregiving Across the Miles

Q. I live in Northern Virginia, 700 miles away from my parents, who are in Florida. My father has Parkinson’s and insists on staying in our family home. His mobility has diminished, and I worry about him falling nearly every day. … [Read more...]

Filial Responsibility: Elderly Couple May Be Responsible For Son’s Medical Bills

Filial responsibility laws obligate adult children to pay for their indigent parents’ food, clothing, shelter and medical needs. When the children fail to do so, nursing homes, hospitals, and other creditors can file lawsuits … [Read more...]