Tag: long-term care facility

2 Big Reasons to Have a Lawyer Review Your Nursing Home or Assisted Living Agreement Before you Sign

Admitting a family member into a long term care facility (assisted living or nursing home) can be very emotional and stressful for a family. The admittance paperwork can often be many pages long and the pressure can be high to sign quickly to secure the family member a bed. However, signing the paperwork without having it reviewed by an elder law lawyer can spell trouble for the patients and their families. The following are the two big reasons to have an elder law lawyer review your nursing home or assisted living agreement before signing.

  1. Avoid being left holding the bag: It is common place for long
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Help! My Spouse’s Health is Declining and I’m Worried about Financial Ruin!

It is a common problem.  One spouse’s health is declining. The other spouse is relatively healthy but is having trouble continuing to provide care for the unhealthy spouse at home.  Something has got to give. Soon some kind of long-term care facility will be necessary.  But how will they afford it?

According to the 2010 Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs conducted by Metlife, the annual cost of a semi-private room in a Cleveland area nursing home was $75,190 and a private room was $87,600.

Moreover, counter to popular belief, Medicare will not cover prolonged nursing home care. Medicare… Read the rest