Tag Archive: home health care

Feb 01

The Partnership for Long-Term Care

The idea of the Long-Term Care Partnership is to provide a way for the Medicaid program to work together with private long-term care insurance to help those people who are caught in the middle: they can’t afford to pay the cost of the care or even the cost of a long-term care insurance policy with unlimited benefits, yet their assets are too high to qualify for Medicaid to pay their long-term care expenses. Many middle-income workers and retirees find themselves in this position.

Participating insurance companies in the Partnership recognize the needs of these middle-income Americans by providing LTC insurance policies that have built-in consumer protection benefit standards, and participating states cooperate by allowing these policyholders to access Medicaid without spending down their assets almost to poverty level if the insurance benefits run out.

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Jan 01

What your state lets you keep, effective 1/1/2020

This is a table that shows the minimum assets and income each state allows nursing-home residents and their spouses to keep.

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Jun 20

Phyllis Shelton LTCi Update

Phyllis Shelton discusses the latest on planning for long-term care with Tim Takacs and Barbara McGinnis on the Takacs-McGinnis Elder Law Hour

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Oct 24

What Does Long-Term Care Cost?

Planning for long-term care is best done with information gathering to make an informed decision. The “deer in headlights” approach doesn’t work.

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Feb 02

Goodbye in Her (or His) Eyes

We all know the timeless wedding vows and most of us have spoken them. When caregiving becomes 24/7, sometimes these vows are broken. An awful thought, you say?

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Jan 05

Long-Term Care is All About the Family…Not the Bass

People worry more about being a burden on their kids when it comes to long-term care than they do about the exorbitant financial cost of extended health care.

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Sep 11

Seeking Solutions with Suzanne

Suzanne sits down with Phyllis Shelton, President of LTC Consultants and author of “Protecting Your Family with Long-Term Care Insurance” to discuss long-term care. Long-term care is provided when people need help getting through the day. It can become necessary for many reasons including strokes, MS, Parkinson’s and accidents. Often, it is the only thing …

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Dec 10

The Dramatic Difference LTC Insurance Makes to the Caregiver

Mary and Valerie have a lot in common as they are both caregivers. Mary’s Aunt Julia has long-term care insurance, whereas Valerie’s mother does not. Does it make a difference? Have you considered long-term care insurance to protect your family from the impact on Valerie’s life?

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Jul 03

Phyllis Shelton Says Wall St. Journal Didn’t Go Deep Enough on LTC Insurance Rate Increases

Phyllis Shelton expands on the July 1, 2013 Wall St. Journal article that discusses LTC insurance rate increases by showing how to evaluate a rate increase, how to save money by buying Long-Term Care Partnership plans, and how to view the impact of not planning for extended health care.

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Jun 11

Response to June 8 2013 New York Times article about LTCI claims

If you saw the New York Times article “Fine Print and Red Tape in LTC Policies”, you may be questioning your decision to buy long-term care insurance. Or, if you have a policy, this article may have made you wonder if you should have bought it. The fact that I’m writing this response shows you how important it is to me that you don’t have these doubts. Please let me lay your concerns to rest as I respond to a client’s question about her CNA policy.

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