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Medicaid Planning Strategies: Using Trusts To Protect Your Assets

By Laurie R. Chane |

While there is no doubt that creating an estate plan should be a priority for Floridians of all ages, many people tend to overlook a key issue as they start to get older: Long-term care needs. It is estimated that 7 out of 10 individuals will require some type of assistance in their lifetimes,… Read More »

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4 Signs A Loved One May Be Ready For Assisted Living In Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

Aging and planning for long-term care can be a touchy subject for many people, but it is a topic you may need to address on behalf of a loved one in coming years. According to the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA), 1 in 5 Floridians is aged 65 and older and the population of… Read More »

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Moving To Assisted Living In Florida? Considerations Regarding Your Home

By Laurie R. Chane |

You have probably heard how a large percentage of elderly Americans will require some sort of long-term care during their lifetimes, but things really come into focus when you start to weigh your options. Cost will be a significant factor, especially in light of statistics regarding long-term care in the US. Almost one-quarter of… Read More »

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Guardianship for an Elderly Family Member

By Laurie R. Chane |

You may not give much thought to your loved ones’ need for assistance as they grow older, but statistics indicate that the topic of guardianship may come up in the future. US Census Bureau figures reveal that the nation’s elderly population has expanded considerably since 2010, with the 65+ age group growing by 34.2… Read More »

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“Just Say No” to Get Medicaid Benefits for Your Spouse in Florida

By Laurie R. Chane |

For lower income individuals without insurance or the means to pay for medical care, even a simple health concern could turn into a major emergency. To cover their needs and prevent vulnerable people from going without treatment because of financial constraints, the federal government established the Medicaid program in 1965. Those who qualify under… Read More »

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Protect Your Assets with Medicaid Planning Strategies

By Laurie R. Chane |

While you may think that you’ll never need long-term care considering your current state of health, data from the US Department of Health and Human Services says otherwise. A person who turns 65 years old today faces a 70 percent chance of needing such services at some point in the future. Plus, 27 million… Read More »

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