Frequently Asked Questions: Elder Law
It all seems so complicated – how can I deal with this?
It is very complicated and the rules change periodically. It is our suggestion that you consult with an estate planning professional who specializes in Medicaid planning at Coogan Smith, in order to plan more than five years in advance for nursing home admission. If, however, you have not done any planning, and are in the crisis mode, where a parent or spouse has been admitted to a nursing home, there are still a number of techniques that can be used to minimize the impact of these rules and attain eligibility. You should consult a Medicaid Planning Specialist at Coogan Smith in this regard.