2021 Medicaid & VA Numbers

2021 Medicaid Eligibility

As 2020 came to a close, we now look to 2021 and wonder what it has in store. 2020 has been an interesting year, and while we never know what’s on the horizon, there is one piece we can now say for sure: 2021 Medicaid and VA numbers. These are the cost of living adjustments […]

What Qualifies You for Medicaid in Georgia? Top Tips for Seniors

what qualifies you for medicaid in georgia

Are you wondering if you’re eligible for Medicaid? There’s enough to stress about these days. The last thing you want to worry about is if you’ll receive the care that you need in a hospital. If you’re not sure what Medicaid is, it’s a medical assistance program that’s jointly funded through the state and federal governments. […]

Advance Medical Directives vs Living Wills

Advance Care Planning

When you create an estate plan, there are three (potentially four) major documents that should be drafted. Everyone should have a (1) Last Will and Testament, (2) Power of Attorney, (3) Advance Medical Directive and, potentially, a (4) Revocable Living Trust. The first three items are the bare minimum you will want to have to […]

Most Seniors Need Nursing Home Care; Plan Ahead for Medicaid Spending

Most Seniors Need Nursing Home Care; Plan Ahead for Medicaid Spending

Lengthening life spans and soaring health care costs are increasing the chances that seniors will need Medicaid to pay for nursing home care. The 2019 Genworth Cost of Care study found that 10,000 Baby Boomers a day will be added to the ranks of senior citizens (those 65 and older) between now and 2030. The […]

Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s with an Elder Law Attorney

Legal Planning for Alzheimer's with an Elder Law Attorney

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be a devastating blow to a family. Confusion and uncertainty are common after diagnosis, and many are left wondering what steps they need to take to protect their diagnosed loved one. As Elder Law experts, we encourage those recently diagnosed to update their financial and healthcare plans as soon as possible. […]

3 Reasons to Help Dad With His Long-Term Plan This Father’s Day

Father's Day Fishing

On Father’s Day, we often reflect on all the selfless actions our Dad’s have taken over the years. As we watch our parent’s age, we start to ask ourselves what we can do to help them age successfully. You’d prefer that there were no hiccups, bumps or unexpected turns along the way. So what can […]

Medicare to Issue New Beneficiary Cards without Social Security Numbers

In response to identity theft concerns, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will send recipients new Medicare cards starting this month. Previously, Medicare cards had the recipients’ social security numbers printed on them, risking identity theft if they were lost or stolen. Of the 1.3 million fraud cases reported to the Federal Trade Commission […]

Savannah Special Needs Lawyer: Basics of a Special Needs Trust

Down syndrome girl with painted hands

For families with special needs individuals, ensuring the care for their loved ones once the caretakers are gone is of the utmost priority. The loss of specialized care and Medicaid or SSI benefits is a very real danger if proper special needs planning is not put in place, which is why Savannah special needs lawyers […]

Pre-Planning with a Savannah Elder Lawyer for Nursing Home Care

One of the more difficult topics that Savannah elder lawyers and their clients must discuss is the potential need for nursing home care. However, talking about it and knowing the options is actually one of the things that can make things easier. With the help of a good elder lawyer in Savannah, seniors and their […]

How Medicare and Medicaid Work for Long Term and Short Term Care

One of the most common issues that Savannah elder law attorneys deal with is how to help clients when it comes to both short-term and long-term care.  Folks are living longer than they ever have before due to advances in both health care and technology.  Certainly, this is what people have been hoping would happen […]

The Comprehensive Legacy Checklist

27 Red Flags in Estate Planning You Can't Afford to Ignore: Get Our Expert Checklist!

Ensure your estate is fully prepared for any eventuality with The Comprehensive Legacy Checklist. This essential tool is designed to help you and your family face the future with confidence, covering all critical areas from asset protection to healthcare decisions. Whether you’re setting up a plan for the first time or updating an existing one, this checklist highlights potential vulnerabilities and ensures nothing is overlooked.