Finding and paying for in-home care

Most people that have long-term care needs want to stay in their homes.   Services to keep and individual in their home are available from for-profit companies, local non-profits, churches, friends, and family members.   Individuals that can privately pay for these...

Understanding Care Needs

Understanding the long-term care needs of individuals and the options designed to serve them requires familiarity with the concept of activities of daily living. Activities of daily living include activities such as toileting, eating, bathing, dressing, and...

Dealing with Nursing Home Disputes

 Anytime that you place a loved one in the care of others, there is always room for disagreement.  Some disagreements are not much more than a difference in opinion or a misunderstanding, others are relatively severe and cause for demanding immediate action and...

Personal Care Contracts

     A good way to reduce a parent’s countable assets when trying to qualify for Medicaid nursing home benefits is by having the child charge the parent for caregiving services provided.  A child or other family member is permitted to contract with the parent to...