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The Medicaid 'Look Back Period

     Qualifying for, and receiving funding from Medicaid can be an essential when caring for an elderly person. You should consider using Medicaid coverage to pay for expenses like nursing homes, and home-care aides.
     Having limited assets is one of the primary requirements for Medicaid eligibility. One option that many elders, and their caregivers consider, is transferring assets in order to qualify for Medicaid.
     At MyAgingFolks.com you can explore the Medicaid questions asked by family caregivers like you. Get help understanding the 5-year look back period, Medicaid ineligibility, and other relevant Medicaid regulations. Contact an attorney, care manager, or Medicaid specialist to ensure that all your estate planning actions comply with the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.

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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 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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My mom gets medicaid and that pays for her Medicare fees would that stop if her son claimed her on taxes ... See All Answers
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Mary K. , Nurse and Care Manager answers:
This is a question for an accountant. ...

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Would my dad be eligible for Medicaid since he has Medicare already ... See All Answers
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Melanie B. , Elder Law Attorney answers:
I cannot give you a "yes" or "no" answer based on the information provided. However, I can say that if he is not now eligible, I can help you get him eligible.

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Do you have to pay Medicaid back ... See All Answers
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Richard H. , Elder Law Attorney answers:
I need more information, but there is an estate recovery law that requires pay back after the death of a Medicaid recipient under certain circumstances. ...

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I am POA for my dad, who is now in hospice. I have remarried since the doc was drafted and signed so I now have a different name than stated on the document. Everything is extremely difficult, as I have to prove that I am that same person. Is there any ... See All Answers
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Ryan Z. , Elder Law Attorney answers:
You have 2 options-have a new POA drawn up and signed or provide a copy of marriage license to all with whom you deal to prove name change. ...

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The adult children of my 79 year old spouse have used their influence to separate us and obtain POA, health proxy and living will as he faces an unbeatable illness. What can I do ... See All Answers
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Tracy R. , Elder Law Attorney answers:
You can possibly bring guardianship to get documents revoked for undue influence if limited capacity ...

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The question asked was: Does hospice allow power of Attorney in charge of dying mother to give more comfort medication than prescribed by hospice nurses ... See All Answers
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Barbara B. , Geriatric Care Manager answers:
I would suggest you talk with the hospice staff to determine if your mother can have more medication. This is never a cut and dried decision. ...

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