Healthcare can be a daunting prospect for seniors, namely because health issues can creep up as people age, and because Medicare comes with a lot of hidden costs that seniors aren’t well-prepared for. However, if there’s one health-related expense that can really catch retirees off-guard, it’s none other than long-term care.
Can a nursing home make a person who is in the home liquidate money in an IRA and spend it down to pay for care, before they can apply for Medicaid?
My wife and I have agreed to sell our house to our son. The bank-appraised value of the property is $700,000 and we are selling it to him for $340,000, which is the amount of the mortgage. How will the $360,000 be treated and are there tax consequences?
Many people equate estate planning with older people who have more assets and more to protect. However, that doesn’t mean younger people should ignore the benefits of estate planning. According to Caring.com, only 34% of adults ages 35 to 44 have a will and 18% of adults ages 18 to 34 have one.
When the ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin died last year, it was believed that she hadn’t prepared any kind of estate plan, including a last will and testament. However, a few months ago, three handwritten wills were found in her home near Detroit. Two were in a locked closet and one was stuffed beneath the cushions of a couch!
Most people over 65 eventually will need help with daily living tasks, such as bathing, eating or dressing. Men will need assistance for an average of 2.2 years, while women will need it for 3.7 years, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging.
The court has the power to remove the temporary administrator, if the temporary administrator has failed to perform his or her duties.
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