Q. Our 85 year-old mother is frail but wishes to remain at home. She has limited financial resources, so my sister is living with her and providing care without pay. Are there any government programs that might help us hire a caregiver and give my sister some relief? A. Yes. There are a number of programs, but… Read More »
Posts Categorized: Care At Home
Filial Responsibility: Are Children Responsible For Their Parents’ Care?
Q. My wife and I are concerned that our adult children might be held financially responsible for our care in the event we run out of our own resources. Our children are good kids, but they have their own financial responsibilities, including putting their own kids through college. Can you shed any light on this?… Read More »
Legal Action Plan After a Dementia Diagnosis
Q. My husband was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but still seems to be generally okay. Are there legal steps we should take by way of planning for the future? A. Yes. Once you or loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, it is important to take action to get your affairs in order. Here is… Read More »
PACE Program Helps Elderly Remain at Home Instead of Nursing Home
Q. My husband has become frail, and his doctor says he may need to go into a nursing home. However, neither of us is happy with that plan. I want to keep him home. Is there a program that might help us? A. Yes. The “Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly” (“PACE”) may… Read More »
How the $1.9 Trillion ‘American Rescue Plan Act’ Will Help Seniors
Q, I know that Congress and President Biden recently approved a new law that adds significant money into improving vaccinations and other COVID-19 outreach, but I wonder what other provisions are in the new law that might help seniors. A. Good question. The AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT of 2021 (“ARPA”), R. 1319, was narrowly passed… Read More »
Special Planning for an Incapacitated Spouse
Q. My wife suffers from dementia and has been in a nursing home for some time. About a year ago, we put everything in my name so she could qualify for a Medi-Cal subsidy to help pay for her care. We currently have only simple wills which leave everything to the survivor of us, and… Read More »
Purchasing A Home With Your Parent To Provide Care
Q. My 88 year old father still lives in his own home, alone. We worry about him falling and injuring himself. My husband and I have suggested that we sell both of our homes, and together purchase a larger home for all of us. He is on Medi-Cal and we wonder whether he could retain… Read More »
Medi-Cal Expands Home Care Option For Married Individuals
Q. I have been caring for my wife at home for some time, and I could really use help. In the past I was told that our modest savings and incomes were too high to qualify for a Medi-Cal subsidy to enable me to hire care-givers. However, I just heard that these strict requirements may… Read More »
Will Medi-Cal Pay for Assisted Living Care?
Q. I was obliged to move my wife into an Assisted Living Facility, where she now resides in the memory care unit. It costs almost $6,000 a month and I see our savings dwindling. If we qualify financially, will Medi-Cal help with the cost of her care? A. Maybe. Here’s is how it all works: … Read More »
Will Medi-Cal Pay for Care in the Home?
Q. My mother needs full-time round-the-clock care, but she wants to remain in her home rather than move to a nursing home. If she meets the financial eligibility requirements, will Medi-Cal pay for her care at home? A. Unfortunately, your mom would most likely need to be in a nursing facility in order to receive… Read More »