Tag Archives: Nursing Home Care

Massachusetts Budget Proposal Would Radically Change MassHealth Estate Recovery Rules and the Elder Law Practice

March 2, 2016   In January, Governor Charlie Baker released his administration’s budget proposal for 2017. While the plan covers numerous areas, one part, Outside Section 11 or “OS 11,” proposes changes that would significantly expand the scope of estate recovery … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale

  Last week I met with a delightful couple in their early 80’s with a big problem.  Over 10 years ago, at the urging of their four children, these folks transferred to their kids a so-called “remainder interest” in the … Continue reading

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The Tax Deduction for People with Dementia

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April inevitably means tax time, so whether or not you need to file a return, this tends to be the season when you, and everyone else, think about deductions and techniques you might use to reduce the amount of tax … Continue reading

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What do We have in Common with Scotland and Minnesota?

            Scotland and Minnesota have something in common, it turns out that they are among a handful of places where local governments are being encouraged by the state to develop “dementia-friendly communities.”   Dementia in Scotland, Winter 2014/15 – Issue 85 … Continue reading

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My Resolutions and Yours

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            As I write this, it is still December.  When you read it, it will likely already be January.  December is a time for reflection; January is a time for new resolutions.  Let me tell you my resolutions and suggest … Continue reading

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Taking Stock During the Holidays

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For many of my clients, Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the year.  The kids fly or drive in for dinner or a more extended stay.  A child living in the area has often assumed the meal management duties.  The … Continue reading

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One Limitation of a Health Care Proxy

Last week, my long-time client, Frank, met with me.  He was distraught because his wife, Mary, who suffers signs of increasing dementia and who had been agitated and not sleeping well for months, has now become aggressive too.  She is … Continue reading

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Laws Allow Claims Against Fiduciaries for Nursing Home Care

To follow-up on my post on November 14, 2003, regarding the responsibility of others to pay for nursing home costs, and similar posts on this blog regarding Medicaid planning, two states have recently enacted laws that allow nursing homes to … Continue reading

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Nursing Homes: Who’s Responsible to Pay?

Recently, I have been asked a number of times if a family member is responsible for the costs of nursing home care of another family member.  Last year, it was reported that a son in Pennsylvania was sent a $93,000 … Continue reading

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