Choosing the Right Nursing Home with an Expert Elder Law Attorney in Naples, Florida

Deciding on the best nursing home for yourself or a loved one can be challenging. As your trusted Elder Law Attorney in Naples, Florida, Safe Harbor Law Firm offers a comprehensive guide to help you navigate this critical decision-making process. The Imperative of Research in Choosing a Nursing Home for Your Loved One Choosing the […]

Navigating Caregiver Burnout: Guidance from Elder Law Attorneys

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In America today, an estimated 40 million individuals selflessly dedicate their time to providing unpaid care for a loved one. This statistic, reported by the National Alliance for Caregivers and AARP, underscores the enormous commitment caregivers make on a day-to-day basis. Often, these devoted individuals spend over 44 hours per week caring for a spouse […]

Coping with Caregiver Burnout

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Approximately 53 million Americans provide unpaid care to another adult, and providing adequate care to a loved one requires over 24 hours per week on average, according to the Caregiving in the U.S. 2020 Report by the National Alliance for Caregivers and AARP. However, caregivers often devote so much time and energy to caring for […]

Filial Responsibility: Are Children Responsible for Their Parents’ Long-Term Care?

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Filial Responsibility Laws, also known as Filial Support Laws, are relatively unknown. More than half of US states (including Puerto Rico) could hold adult children financially responsible for their parents’ long-term care. If your parents live in one of the following states, you could be held legally responsible for their healthcare: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, […]

Planning For Long-Term Care: Medicare v. Medicaid

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Both Medicare and Medicaid can assist you with your individual long-term care plan. While the two programs sound similar, there are important differences to consider. Let’s start with a brief definition of each program. First, it’s true, both programs provide medical care. However, Medicare is an entitlement program; meaning that everyone who reaches the age […]

The Rising Costs of Medicaid and Managing a Medicaid Crisis

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Did you know that in the United States, the median monthly cost of a semi-private room in a nursing home is currently more than $7,900? And the cost of a private room exceeds $9,000 per month! Plus, depending on where you live, costs can even be considerably higher. Making matters worse, costs rise according to […]

What is the Medicaid Look-Back Period?

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Medicaid can pay for the long-term institutional care of individuals who meet certain income and asset requirements. However, if the applicant’s assets and income exceed these limits, he or she may not qualify for Medicaid assistance until the limits are met. Given the high cost of long-term care, people sometimes try to give away their […]

How to Make Your Retirement Savings Last Longer

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For the vast majority of people considering retirement, one question looms above all others: Have I saved enough to make the dream of retirement a reality? Tough question, given that it is impossible to predict how long we will live and what future costs we might incur (particularly with regard to health care). An article […]

The Difference Between a Living Will and a Health Care Power of Attorney

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Many people are confused about the difference between a living will and a healthcare power of attorney. A living will specifies life prolonging treatments you do or do not want in the event you either suffer from a terminal illness or are in a permanent vegetative state. It does not become effective unless you are […]

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