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How Elder Law Attorneys C…

How Elder Law Attorneys Can Benefit Seniors and Their Family

Elder law encompasses a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person. An elder law attorney specializes as a legal advocate for aging adults and their loved ones. Issues related to guardianship; retirement; health care including… Read More
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And YOU Get a Check. And YOU Get a Check: Medicaid and Gifting Under the $15,000 Exclusion Amount

Can you give away $15,000 each year to your children, grandchildren, or others? Sure, if you have the money to give, you certainly can. But beware: there may be consequences should you apply for Medicaid long-term care coverage within five years afte… Read More
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Caregiver Appreciation: Compensating an Adult Child Caregiver

Caregiver Appreciation: Compensating an Adult Child Caregiver

March 3 is Caregiver Appreciation Day, which is a specific day to express your appreciation to those who care for someone who is ill, disabled, or elderly. As noted on Holiday Insights, caregivers, who are often family members, “give their time… Read More
Elder Care

Understanding Medicare’s Hospice Benefit

Medicare’s hospice benefit covers any care that is reasonable and necessary for easing the course of a terminal illness. It is one of Medicare’s most comprehensive benefits and can be extremely helpful to both the terminally ill individua… Read More
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Rising Nursing Home Cost

Nursing Home Cost: Median for Private Rooms Hits Six Figures

The median private-room nursing home cost in the United States increased to $100,375 a year in 2018, up 3 percent from 2017, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care survey, which the insurer conducts annually. At the same time, Genworth reports th… Read More
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Keys to Hiring a Caregiver

Six Keys to Hiring a Home Caregiver

Most people prefer to be cared for in their home rather than a nursing home, but finding a home care provider for you or a loved one can be daunting. The following are some things to keep in mind when looking for a caregiver. 1. Consider level of car… Read More
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Filial & Responsible Parties: When Can an Adult Child Be Liable for a Parent's Nursing Home Bill?

Although a nursing home cannot require a child to be personally liable for their parent’s nursing home bill, there are circumstances in which children can end up having to pay. This is a major reason why it is important to read any admission ag… Read More
Medicare Advantage Changes

Medicare Advantage Plans to Offer Greater Benefits in 2019

On April 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded how it defines the “primarily health-related” benefits that insurers are allowed to include in their Medicare Advantage policies. As a result, when these plans roll out t… Read More
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McCreary Law Office Expands to Include Elder Law and Special Needs Law

McCreary Law Office is excited to announce its enhancement of the firm’s ability to help families plan and protect their legacy and their personal and healthcare security. The firm has expanded its practice area to include Elder Law and Special Nee… Read More
May is Elder Law Month

May is Elder Law Month!

For over fifty years, May has been recognized as a month designated to honor more than just the seniors in high school or college, but also our senior citizens. First declared as Senior Citizens Month by President Kennedy in 1963 (later changed to Ol… Read More

Attorney Jana McCreary

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Houston Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Jana R. McCreary has been an attorney for over nineteen years, a career move she made after working for over a decade with adults and children with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Graduatin… Read More

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