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Caregivers Managing a Alzheimer's Diagnosis

     As many as 5.1 million people have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, and the rate of diagnosis is not decreasing. Caregiving for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's though challenging, can be made easier with the proper planning and with assistance for that planning.
     Managing Alzheimer's Disease is a joint effort between the diagnosee, the family caregiver, doctors, financial planners, and attorneys. With such a team assembled it will be possible to establish a long term plan.
     A care plan for the Alzheimer's affected individual should take into account the goals the patient has for his or her care. The Alzheimer's plan, will also take into consideration the financial means to provide that care.
     MyAgingFolks.com can help you at both the preliminary, asking questions phase and reading general Alzheimer's guides stage of your planning. We can also help at the point in which you become more serious about assembling a team to help you with caring for your elder parent.

Expert Answers to Alzheimer's Diagnosis Q's

My disabled daughter takes Ensure Plus because her weight is only 68 pounds and she is 4' 10" and 31 years old. She was getting the Ensure under Medicaid but now that she is also under Medicare I do not know if she will still be able to get the Ensure. S ... See All Answers
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Mary K. , Nurse and Care Manager answers:
Being on Medicare should have nothing to do with the Ensure reimbursement. Medicare is a hospital and physician reimbursement system. If Medicaid was paying for it before, I do not see why that would change. ...

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My disabled daughter was getting diapers supplied by Medicaid and she was just put on Medicare as well. Will she still be able to get the diapers supplied to her? She lived in New Jersey. ... See All Answers
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Mary K. , Nurse and Care Manager answers:
Medicare will never pay for diapers. If Medicaid was paying for it before, then there should be no change in that coverage for her. ...

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My mother has dementia and is in assisted living. Her home is in a revocable trust and family wants to sell it to nephew on contract for way below market value. Is this legal? ... See All Answers
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David T. , Elder Law Attorney answers:
No - Must be fair market value. ...

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My brother and I are thinking of moving my Mom to Colorado, selling her homestead house here in Florida. What will the repercussions of that be to medicaid eligibility in Colorado? ... See All Answers
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Emma H. , Elder Law Attorney answers:
The Medicaid rules you have to be concerned about are those in the State where your mother will reside. So, it would appear that you should discuss Medicaid eligibility with an elder care attorney in Colorado. A home cannot be considered exempt once it i ...

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if i've been my mom's caretaker for seven years, am I entitled to a portion of the equity in her house? ... See All Answers
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Emma H. , Elder Law Attorney answers:
There is an exemption under both federal and Florida Medicaid law which allows a home to be "gifted" to a child who has resided in the home of the parent for 2 years or greater. There is no entitlement to ownership in the home by the child under Medicaid ...

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My ex husband has some land, he has three kids, and one of them is taking everything. how do i protect the other two ... See All Answers
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Margy C. , Geriatric Care Manager answers:
This is Kelly Saunders with Guardian & Conservator Services, Inc. in SLC. My suggestion would be to contact an elder law attorney because this is really a legal matter as it relates to one’s capacity to make decisions about their estate. A good attorney ...

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I Am Under Plenary Guardianship. What can legally happen if I runaway from my placement ... See All Answers
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Vicki K. , Nurse and Care Manager answers:
This is a legal issue. An attorney is the best resource for this matter. ...

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Care giver for dad lived in his home 10yrs. he is in a home now and my daughter and I live In the house now. Should it be given to me per maine state laws ... See All Answers
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Margaret S. , Geriatric Care Manager answers:
The Maine State Recovery Act has exemptions whereby a family member who lived in the home for several years and provided care to help keep that person at home can apply for an exemption. There are some stipulations. It is best to either call the Long Term ...

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Three grown daughters who live in Texas were told by their 83 yr old father on his deathbed in state of Washington that they were in his will and would receive a substantial amt of stocks and bonds to be divided among the 3 of them when he passed away. He ... See All Answers
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Debbie S. , Geriatric Care Manager answers:
Daughters need to secure a consult with an elder care attorney in Washington In the county he lived in ...

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