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The Florida Medicaid Programs Are Different For Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care

When a loved one needs assistance paying for the costs of long-term care, many families look to the Medicaid programs to provide that assistance. The FL Medicaid programs are available to provide the ...
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If My Senior Family Member Has to Go to the Nursing Home, Will Medicare Pay the Bill?

Many times when a senior falls, the result is a broken hip. After surgery, the senior will most likely be released from the hospital to a skilled nursing facility for help in regaining their strength ...
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Florida Medicaid Basics - Countable and Non-Countable Real Estate

When you need to turn to Medicaid for assistance in paying the costs of your long-term care, one of the things that you need to do is to divide your assets into Medicaid countable assets and Medicaid ...
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Florida Medicaid Basics - What is a Patient Responsibility?

Florida Medicaid Basics – What is a Patient Responsibility? A nursing home resident receiving assistance from Medicaid still has a responsibility to pay a portion of their monthly nursing home ...
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A Tale of Two Medicare Recipients

Sam, who is 80 years old, recently had a stroke. Fortunately for Sam and his family, he is on the road to recovery. After an initial 4 day stay in the hospital, Sam was released to a skilled nursing ...
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Florida Medicaid Lets The Community Spouse Keep Their Income

Many stressful events can occur during a marriage and having a spouse no longer safely able to live at home due to declining health can be right up at the top of the list. Long-term care is expensive. ...
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A Personal Services Agreement Can Be Used With Florida Medicaid

The Florida Medicaid long-term care program provides much needed services to its participants. However, even with Medicaid in place, there are still services that family members continue to provide to ...
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Florida Medicaid and the Community Spouse

When a spouse needs to turn to Florida Medicaid to help pay for the costs of long-term care, it can create anxiety for the well spouse for a number of reasons. First, there is worry about the spouse ...
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A Gift Isn't Treated The Same Under IRS and Florida Medicaid Rules

You decide that you want to make a gift to a favorite family member or friend. You write a check and send it off in the mail with that warm feeling that generous acts can inspire. Who would ever stop ...
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The PACE Program Helps Seniors Stay In Their Homes

Understandably, seniors want to maintain their independence in their homes as long as they can. However, as their needs for assistance increase, sometimes staying in their homes alone all day can ...
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There Is A Waiting List for Florida Medicaid Assisted Living Benefits

You have finally admitted to yourself that it might not be safe to live alone any longer. You and your children have visited several assisted living communities and have decided which one feels right ...
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Florida Medicaid Increases the Monthly Personal Needs Allowance

Effective July 1, 2014, the monthly personal needs allowance for Florida Medicaid participants residing in a skilled nursing facility (the nursing home) increased from $35 per month to $105 per month. ...
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