Yesterday, we released our December 2022 client e-newsletter. If you did not receive it by email, please see the below link to open it from our website.

This month’s articles concern Medicare benefits, Medicaid trusts, and an issue dealt with by way too many families: a diagnosis of dementia.

  • A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s is a scary thing, but it does not mean that you have lost control of your finances. As long as you have the mental state to do so, you can still execute legal documents to take decisions about plans for your future finances and health care.
  • Did you know that some Medicare Advantage Plans offer food benefits? Though original Medicare does not offer food benefits, some Medicare “Part C” plans do – though you should closely assess your individual circumstances before enrolling in such a plan.
  • A Medicaid Asset Protection Trustis one option a person may use to protect their assets from Medicaid and nursing homes or long-term care facilities. But you should carefully consider the pros and cons of MAPTs to decide if this long-term care strategy is right for you.

I hope you find the information in this December 2022 newsletter worthwhile and interesting. Moreover, as this year draws to a close, all of us at R. F. Meyer & Associates wish you a very happy holiday season, and a healthy and prosperous New Year of 2023.

Holiday hours note: Our offices will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year’s from Dec. 26-Jan. 2, reopening for normal business hours on Jan. 3.

Happy holidays!

Richard F. Meyer, Esq.

Link to the full December 2022 R. F. Meyer & Associates newsletter in PDF form


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If you have questions about any Elder Law, Estate Planning or Probate issue, contact R. F. Meyer & Associates for help. Reach our law offices in Worthington by calling 614-407-7900, sending an email to [email protected], or by completing the Contact form on our website at ElderLaw.US/Contact.