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Why Are End of Life Conversations Important? End of Life Decisions!

When our client’s daughter, Natalie entered the emergency room of the hospital, the scene was very intense. Her mother, who lived in a care center had been very ill for months. The paramedics that had brought her in were working CPR, trying to revive her. Natalie’s sisters stood emotionally distressed by the door of the…

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The Use of Immediate Annuities in Medicaid Planning for Married Couples

Immediate annuities can be a useful tool to protect the spouse of a nursing home resident who applies for Medicaid. These types of annuities allow the nursing home resident to spend down assets and give the spouse a guaranteed income. But while immediate annuities for Medicaid planning work in Florida, they may not work in…

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Medicaid Income Asset Limits for Eligibility for Nursing Home Benefits 2019

The following dollar amounts represent the Medicaid income and asset limits for 2019. If an individual exceeds these limits, they will not qualify for Florida Medicaid Institutional Care Program benefits, to help pay the cost of long term care in a skilled nursing facility. Often, when someone has excess income or assets, there are legal…

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