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 the terminally ill individual and his or her family.
Traditionally, Medicaid has paid for long-term care in a nursing home, but because most individuals would rather be cared for at home and home care is cheaper, all 50 states now have Medicaid programs that offer at least some home care. This includes Florida.
No one wants to see a loved one become sick and unable to make decisions. If this happens, however, caregivers can file a petition with the court to appoint a substitute decision maker, called a “guardian.”
Many people hear the term “elder law” and think about estate planning, and planning for the end of life, but elder law is far more than that.
For divorced or divorcing parents, moving with a minor child can be a big deal if not done […]