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Revised Medicaid Rules For Nursing Home Benefits
August 12, 2022

There have been changes to two key numbers Florida uses when assessing an applicant’s eligibility for Medicaid nursing home benefits. These changes went into effect July 1, 2022. Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance The income of an applicant’s spouse is…

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Medicaid Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance Increases
June 25, 2022

Florida Medicaid’s Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance, MMMNA for short, increases to $2,288.75 effective July 1, 2022 (up from $2,177.50). This is an important change if you or a loved one apply for Medicaid benefits for nursing home care in…

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Visiting Loved Ones in Florida Nursing Homes: The Latest Rules
May 24, 2022

Mary Daniel made headlines in 2020 when she took a dishwashing job at an assisted living facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The facility had been locked down due to Covid. Taking the job was the only way Daniel, 57, could get…

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Dangers To Avoid When Signing a Nursing Home Admissions Agreement
March 10, 2022

Admitting a loved one into a nursing home can be an extraordinarily stressful experience, even when you know it is the best option for your loved one and for you. Yet it is precisely at this emotionally challenging time that…

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Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits Can Help Pay For Long-Term Care
January 17, 2022

Veterans Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance can help elderly and disabled veterans and their surviving spouses pay for at-home care, nursing care, and assisted living care. While a service-connected disability is not a prerequisite for benefits, applicants must have…

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Personal Services Contract Can Help You Qualify For Medicaid Nursing Home Benefits, Preserve Assets
September 7, 2021

    It is a common misconception that you cannot get Medicaid benefits for long-term nursing care until you “spend” down” your nest egg. Depending on your specific circumstances, there are a variety of legal tools that can be employed…

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If I Apply For Medicaid, Will The State Of Florida Take My Home?
May 25, 2021

Many people have misconceptions about the rules for obtaining Florida Medicaid benefits for nursing home costs. This is not surprising, considering that the Medicaid program is vast, and its rules are complex and differ from state to state. Before clients…

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Steps To Prevent Stimulus Money From Jeopardizing Your Medicaid Benefits
April 2, 2021

If you or a loved one are disabled and receiving federal benefits such as Medicaid , take care when you receive your federal stimulus check. If not properly handled, the funds could put you over the asset cap and jeopardize…

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Florida Long-Term Care Costs Increase
Florida Long-Term Care Costs Increase
February 13, 2021

The cost of long term care in all forms continues to increase, to no one’s surprise. The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey was just released, revealing continuing cost increases in Florida as well as nationally. Costs in 2020 of…

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COVID Vaccine Arrives At Long-Term Care Residences: What You Need To Know
December 22, 2020

The much-anticipated Coronavirus vaccine has arrived. It is now rolling out to Florida’s nursing homes and assisted living residences. Some residents are already receiving inoculations. Long-term care facilities in Florida and around the country have been prioritized, having been hit…

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