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Florida Medicaid Planning Is Guided by Florida Medicaid Rules

Everyone means well and wants to help you; after all, that is what families are for. They can see that you are worried and stressed about how you are going to pay for your spouse’s long-term care needs. They understand that although you and your spouse have worked hard your whole lives, your retirement nest egg may not stretch far enough to pay for nursing home care. They understand that means you may have to apply for assistance from Medicaid to help pay for the nursing home.

They all want to help ease your stress, so they share their own stories about the best way to prepare for Medicaid. What they don’t realize is that preparing for Medicaid is a very state specific endeavor. What worked for cousin Earl in Kansas may not work for you in Florida. The decisions that your sister-in-law Sue just made for her parents in New York, may not be good decisions for you in Florida.

If you live in Florida and are facing the prospect of applying for Medicaid to help pay for the staggering costs of long-term care, take the time to consult with an attorney in Florida who is familiar with the Florida Medicaid rules before you decide to implement the plan that worked for your best friends in Ohio. Each state has their own rules and you don’t want to find out too late that you were following advice that only works well in another state.

In the haze that dealing with a long-term care need can cause, it is tempting to seize upon what seems like concrete and clear advice from family members who have been there before you. However, take a moment before implementing any of the family offered plans to check with a Florida attorney to see what type of planning makes the most sense for you in Florida.

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