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Welcome to the blog of R. F. Meyer & Associates, where we share company news and informative articles related to our Elder Law, Probate and Estate Planning legal practice.

How to Deal With Student Loan Debt as You Age

The number of older Americans with student loan debt – either theirs or someone else’s -- is growing. Sadly, learning how to deal with this debt is now a fact of life for many seniors heading into retirement. According to a study by the Consumer Financial Protection...

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Happy spring and welcome to our April newsletter

Happy spring! Please find a link to our new R. F. Meyer & Associates' April 2019 newsletter below. We hope you enjoy leaving the winter behind as much as we do, and also hope you enjoy the articles in this month's client newsletter. Keeping with the calendar...

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Protecting Your House After You Move Into a Nursing Home

While you generally do not have to sell your home in order to qualify for Medicaid coverage of nursing home care, it is possible the state can file a claim against your house after you die, so you may want to take steps to protect your house. If you get help from...

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Getting Paid as a Family Caregiver Through Medicaid

Caring for an ailing family member is difficult work, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be unpaid work. There are programs available that allow Medicaid recipients to hire family members as caregivers. All 50 states have programs that provide pay to family...

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March newsletter available

The March 2019 newsletter from R. F. Meyer & Associates is now available. The newsletter features articles about: Family members receiving pay from Medicaid for providing home healthcare for their loved one; State-by-state rankings of nursing home quality, and a...

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Guns and Dementia: Dealing With A Loved One’s Firearms

Having a loved one with dementia can be scary, but if you add in a firearm, it can also get dangerous.  To prevent harm to both the individual with dementia and others, it is important to plan ahead for how to deal with any weapons.  Research shows that 45 percent of...

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Medicaid Home Care benefit now allowed in all 50 states

Traditionally, Medicaid has paid for long-term care in a nursing home, but because most individuals would rather be cared for at home and home care is cheaper, all 50 states now have Medicaid programs that offer at least some home care. In some states, even family...

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