Family Caregiving: Make It a Job Like Any Other

Doesn’t it make sense for a family member to care for a senior who needs help at home, rather than paying someone else or an agency? Or uprooting the senior into an institution? The family member can pay the bills, balance the checkbook, keep the house clean, shop and make meals, and take the senior [...]

March 14th, 2019|

Medicaid and Gift-Giving Can Be Risky

Mabel’s children were concerned that Mabel would need long-term nursing-home care in the near future. It was the holidays, and Mabel always got a lot of joy out of generosity. But her children had heard that people in Mabel’s circumstances should not give gifts. The concern is real. For Medi-cal to cover the huge expense of nursing-home [...]

February 1st, 2019|

New VA Rules – How could it affect you?

The following is an urgent message that could impact you or a loved one. On September 18, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) published its final rule for needs-based benefits, including the VA pension program that assists many of our clients with long-term care related expenses. For example, any gifts that you made in [...]

September 28th, 2018|

Helpful Ways to Pay for Assisted Living Costs

California assisted living rent can vary from $3,000 to $10,000 monthly. Depending on what type of care your loved one needs, assisted living can be the most affordable solution when compared to a nursing home ($8,000 to $16,000 or more per month) or long-term in-home care ($24 - $30 per hour). If closely monitored medical [...]

August 30th, 2018|