26 08, 2022

What You Need to Know About Medicaid’s Personal Needs Allowance

2022-08-25T10:44:58-04:00August 26th, 2022|

Seniors who rely on Medicaid and live in nursing homes receive a personal needs allowance — a monthly stipend the Medicaid recipient can use to pay for needs that Medicaid does not cover. Medicaid restricts the amount of the allowance [...]

12 08, 2022

What Are the Ward’s Rights in a Guardianship?

2022-08-11T13:53:07-04:00August 12th, 2022|

Older people may need a trusted individual to step in and manage their affairs, should they ever suffer debilitating health problems like dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and strokes. Guardianship can provide protection and assistance with certain decisions for an incapacitated individual [...]

8 08, 2022

When Are Children Eligible for Social Security Benefits?

2022-08-07T12:11:34-04:00August 8th, 2022|

A child may be eligible for Social Security benefits when at least one parent qualifies for Social Security retirement, disability, or death benefits. Children receive these benefits based on their parent's work records. In 2021, the Social Security Administration (SSA) provided an [...]

5 08, 2022

Do I Need a Professional Patient Advocate?

2022-08-04T17:57:13-04:00August 5th, 2022|

Individuals experiencing illnesses can benefit from having someone attend appointments with them and support their best interests. Often, close friends or family take on this role. Professional patient advocates, however, can step in when friends or family cannot be at [...]

1 08, 2022

When Is a Nursing Home Eviction Legal, and What Can I Do?

2022-07-31T18:29:02-04:00August 1st, 2022|

Nursing home evictions, or involuntary discharges or transfers, disrupt the lives of residents, leading to homelessness, separation from familial support systems, and loss of care. As federal law covers all federally funded nursing home residents, nursing home evictions are legal only in [...]