Regrettably, nursing home abuse and neglect is a reality. When the time comes to consider whether to place a loved one in a nursing home, finding one that is safe becomes a primary concern. Many clients ask are county nursing homes safe. The fact is, every nursing home is different. So, it is important to do your homework. When it comes to county-run nursing homes, each county health department manages the safety and quality of care provided at each nursing home.The state of nursing homes … [Read more...] about Are County Nursing Homes Safe?
Medi-Cal is a health care assistance program that extends health care services to U.S. citizens based on their income or financial need. Medi-Cal programs are run independently by each state. Therefore, Medi-Cal benefits and eligibility requirements differ from one state to the next. Patients with Medi-Cal generally pay a small co-pay, if anything at all, for health care. A common question many clients have is: Will Medi-Cal pay for in home health care.In home nursing careEach state … [Read more...] about Will Medi-Cal Pay For in Home Health Care
A very common issue for many clients is protecting their homes, or the homes of their loved ones, after moving into a nursing home. The general belief is that, when you have to move into a nursing home, Medi-Cal will take your home from you. This blog will answer the question: can nursing homes take your house?Your home may not be counted as an assetGenerally speaking, you are not required to sell your home in order to qualify for Medi-Cal to pay your nursing home expenses. In states that … [Read more...] about Can Nursing Homes Take Your House?
A common fear for most Americans as they get older is being placed in a nursing home. Nursing homes can result in not only a loss of personal autonomy and privacy, but also an incredible financial burden. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medi-Cal Services, nearly 70% of all people over the age of 65 will need long-term care at some point. A survey conducted this year indicates that the average cost of nursing home care in California is approximately $83,950 annually. With these high … [Read more...] about Medi-Cal Trust in Los Angeles: What Are Its Disadvantages?
Medi-Cal is a health care assistance program developed by the federal government along with Medicare. Both programs were established by a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act. The purpose of the Medi-Cal program is to extend healthcare services to U.S. citizens based on their income or financial need. Many clients ask: "Is Medi-Cal available in California? The answer is yes. Medi-Cal is run by state governments, and California's program is known as Medi-Cal. What is Medi-Cal?In … [Read more...] about Is Medi-Cal Available in California?
Government benefits programs, which are based on need or income, have certain eligibility requirements. Since these benefits are reserved only for those who need assistance, there are certain limits to the amount of income or assets that a person can have, in order to be qualified. Medi-Cal is no exception.What type of program is Medi-Cal?The purpose of Medi-Cal is to provide assistance to low income individuals and families in paying for medical care. The program operates on both state … [Read more...] about What are the Maximum Assets for Medi-Cal?
Dying intestate in Los Angeles means dying without a will. How your property is distributed in that situation, depends largely on which relatives survive you. Each state has its own set of laws regarding “intestate succession,” including California. In order to inherit in California, it is required that the person outlives you by 120 hours. So, for example, if you and your sister are involved in a car accident where your sister died only a couple of hours after you, her estate will not … [Read more...] about If I Die Intestate in Los Angeles, How will my Property be Distributed?
When a loved one becomes unable to care for themselves without assistance, it can be a difficult and emotional time. There are a lot of important decisions that need to be made. If your loved one is still in good health, and you are considering a plan for the future in case they become incapacitated, then there are several options. However, if your loved one has already reached the point of incapacity, the options are fewer.What are the options if we anticipate incapacity in the … [Read more...] about What are the Options for Taking Care of an Incapacitated Loved One?