Monthly Archives: July 2019

Getting Paid as a Family Caregiver through Medicaid

Caring for an ailing family member is difficult work, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be unpaid work. There are programs available that allow Medicaid recipients to hire family members as caregivers. All 50 states have programs that provide pay to family caregivers. The programs vary by state, but are generally available to Medicaid recipients, […]

Understanding Medicare’s Hospice Benefit

Medicare’s hospice benefit covers any care that is reasonable and necessary for easing the course of a terminal illness. It is one of Medicare’s most comprehensive benefits and can be extremely helpful to both a terminally ill individual and his or her family, but it is little understood and underutilized. Understanding what is offered ahead […]

Estate planning Considerations for Late-in-life Parents

It is becoming more common for people to be parents at an older age, partly because of changing cultural mores and advances in fertility treatment. Comedian and author Steve Martin had his first child at age 67. Singer Billy Joel, 70, welcomed his third daughter in 2017. Janet Jackson had a child at age 50. […]

5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Estate

Increase Value of Estate

If you are preparing an estate plan, one of the figures that you are likely focused on is the value of your estate. Naturally, the higher the value, the more you are leaving behind to your heirs. If you are not happy with the current figures, there are many different ways to increase the value […]