Long-term care (LTC) can become a significant issue for you or a loved one, as the cost of care can – and often does – consume a lot of assets. You cannot predict exactly what health care needs you may have in the future, but you can take steps to plan so that you do […]
The attorneys at Hawkins Elder Law provide you with this overview of Medicare and Medicaid in Indiana so that you know which program applies to your situation.
Service animals and assistance animals are advancing far beyond family pet status. High-performance creatures are helping military veterans and other people adapt to and overcome many disabilities.
Few people manage their personal business records properly, so this article gives record-keeping tips.
We have heard variations of the myth over the years: “A nursing home will take everything.” Savvy people rely on facts, not myths, and prepare for nursing home care before a health crisis strikes. Those people use the facts and laws to plan ahead and protect property and savings lawfully and legitimately. This article presents the facts. It also […]
[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center (Innovation Center) is seeking public feedback in its MAX Survey to help fulfill its mission of “fostering an affordable, accessible healthcare system that puts patients first.” The Innovation Center wants fresh ideas about how CMS […]
[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] A few days after Mom’s stroke, an ambulance crew is moving Mom from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility. Dad is stressed out, losing sleep, and eating poorly because the doctor is not sure that Mom will bounce back enough to come home, and Dad […]
[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Recipients of Social Security retirement income, Social Security disability income, veterans’ pensions, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, and other social insurance and public assistance benefits will experience cost-of-living adjustments in January 2017. The benefits and applicable deductions, such as Medicare premiums, will rise together with […]
[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Special update as of August 18, 2016: The NOTICE Act implementation will not become effective until October 1, 2016, because of delayed promulgation of the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (“MOON”) form by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We have reported the problems and pitfalls that […]
[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] We have written articles about estate planning and long-term care for more than a decade to debunk myths and misconceptions that may lead people into unnecessary problems. This article addresses some of those myths and misconceptions about Indiana Medicaid for the elderly. Permitted Annual Gifts. […]