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Some States Move Forward with Nursing Home Profit Caps

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

When you make the decision to put a loved one in a nursing home, your entire family probably meets about this and discusses it at length. You want to make the right choice for their care needs and also balance that with the availability of funds to pay for their care. This is where… Read More »

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U.S. News Names Best Nursing Homes for 2021-2022

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

If you’re thinking about placing a loved one in a nursing home in the coming months of year, there’s no doubt you want to do some research first. There’s a difficult emotional aspect of this entire process, but there’s also the peace of mind that can come from knowing that you did all the… Read More »

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Going to a Nursing Home: What Counts as Income for Virginia Medicaid?

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

When you’re in the process of applying for Medicaid in Virginia, you need to know what you already own or receive in terms of assets and income. This is because Medicaid, while administered at the state level, is a federal program that is meant for those who have a high level of financial need…. Read More »

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What Is Medicaid Spend Down in Virginia?

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

If you are trying to help a loved one apply for Medicaid in Virginia, you’ll discover many different terms and phrases related to this process. One of them is Medicaid spend down. The term Medicaid spend down refers to families and individuals who would otherwise meet all of the necessary resource eligibility and non-financial… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Medicaid Evaluate Senior Applicants?

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

Every state has the responsibility of determining what parameters will allow a person to receive Medicaid payments. Since Medicaid is a government program designed to provide parties who have no other method of paying for their care, it is important to plan ahead with the support of a Virginia Medicaid lawyer. Simply retitling or… Read More »

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Is It Time to Find Long Term Care for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s?

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

You and your family might have already had the initial conversations around whether a loved one needs additional support beyond what you can provide. Sometimes you and a network of family members may be unable to provide the kind of support that a person with Alzheimer’s disease requires. This person might wander a lot,… Read More »

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Is it Time to Revisit Your Financial Plan?

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

Deciding to retire brings with it a variety of different logistical decisions that need to be made but also plenty of emotions about making this transition in your life. Concerns about your financial future and excitement for the new freedom you might face are both common feelings and many people have these at the… Read More »

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New Study Shows People More Interested in In-Home Care

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

Do you know how you’ll get support if you have healthcare needs or day-to-day living needs that extend beyond what you can provide for yourself? These issues should be incorporated into your Virginia elder law plan in accordance with state laws and your own preferences. Going to a nursing home is not the only… Read More »

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Does Your Elder Law Plan Include Long Term Care Insurance?

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

You might not know just how many people rely on long-term care to deal with an ongoing or a short-term medical issue, but the odds show that there’s a good chance you’ll need long term care in the future. If you don’t have any other plan in place and you don’t qualify for Medicaid… Read More »

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Wealth Planning and Long-Term Care Planning for Aging Parents

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

If you have the responsibility of taking care of your aging loved ones, this is an extremely common situation that is facing more people in the sandwich generation. The sandwich generation often has children of their own, while they are also helping with the health care management or the costs associated with the loved… Read More »

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