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Medicaid is a federal program that was established in 1965 with Medicare. It is designed to cover the cost of nursing facility care for those that meet the following requirements: American citizen 65 or older, blind, or disabled Medically eligible Have less than $2,000 in assets Though Medicaid is a... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Traditions at North Willow to talk about what makes them unique, this is what they had to say: The community is conveniently located next to St. Vincent’s Flagship Hospital Campus and is seconds away from multiple dinning and shopping options. However, if you ask any of... Continue reading
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IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO APPLY You can begin planning for Medicaid at any time even if your loved one has already been moved to a skilled nursing facility. However, the earlier you start planning the more options there will be to protect the things that are most important.... Continue reading
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Medicaid law is very complex. We like to say, “There are rules, exceptions to the rules, and exceptions to the exceptions of the rules.” However, the most important thing to understand about Medicaid is that it was created to help families just like yours and the best way to ensure... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Hamilton Trace located in Fishers to talk about what makes their community unique, this is what they had to say: Hamilton Trace is a family owned facility and they use the family philosophy to create a personal care plan for the resident upon admission through the... Continue reading
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Are you saying, “I will do that after the first of the year”? Don’t make your 2018 to-do list any longer especially if your estate plan is on that list. With the holidays approaching and families gathering, there is no better time to start talking about your estate plan. Just... Continue reading
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I understand. You cannot turn on the tv or radio, pick up the newspaper, or have a conversation with your Uncle Harold without the topic of the “new tax laws” coming up. Right now, it is difficult to separate the facts from fiction – and just when you think you... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Traditions at Reagan Park to talk about what makes them unique, this is what they had to say: The community has a quiet country setting. Traditions at Reagan Park offers the Behavior-Based Ergonomics Therapy (BBET) to improve quality of life for residents with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.... Continue reading
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As we celebrate the holidays, and look to the New Year, we often gather with family. There’s something about hanging that fresh, new, blank slate calendar that gives us a feeling of space and time to do anything we choose. Then we cross that magical line to January first, and... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Harbour Manor located in Noblesville to talk about what makes their community unique, this is what they had to say: Harbour Manor has several staff members that have been with them for over 30 years. Another unique factor of Harbour Manor, is that the residents and... Continue reading
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We recently visited with The Reserve at Hamilton Trace to talk about what makes them unique, this is what they had to say: The Reserve sits on the 34-acre Hamilton Trace campus, close to the Town of Fishers, which offers shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The staff is warm and inviting... Continue reading
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I had the pleasure of a conversation recently that started, as many do, with “let me ask you a question.” The question: I am in my 80s, a widow with one adult child. My spouse and I set up a trust years ago, but after his death, I decided to... Continue reading
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Online financial accounts ... Email accounts ... Social media accounts ... Picture storage ... Reward points from credit cards ... all which are types of digital assets. Nowadays, we live in a world where individuals rely on smartphones and computers for work and their personal lives. Therefore, it is becoming... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Carmel Health & Living to talk about what makes their community unique, this is what they had to say: Carmel Health & Living is a very established community located in Carmel. Many of the staff members have been working for the community for at least 5... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Traditions at Solana to talk about what makes them unique, this is what they had to say: The community has a park like setting with peaceful waterfront surroundings and walking paths for the residents to enjoy. The community has three levels of care including Independent Living,... Continue reading
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You have heard of the saying, “That is just the way the cookie crumbles.” Sometimes in the estate planning world, that saying can depict a situation so accurately – often because the situation has a less than ideal outcome. Though, as my father has said to me several times over... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Nurses and More to talk about what makes them unique, this is what they had to say: Nurses and More started 29 years ago and is known for matching clients with excellent caregivers. This at home healthcare agency has a very strict hiring process. When they... Continue reading
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I recently read an article in the Indiana Lawyer newspaper about the rise of “online legal services” and “free legal forms.” I set my bias aside and put myself in a consumer’s shoes – specifically, a consumer that wants to get their estate plan done, but not sure where to... Continue reading
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Over the past 3-years, our team at Hunter Law Office, has been dedicated to providing excellence in customer service resulting in many happy clients. In doing so, our commitment and focus has taken us on a fabulous journey of growth – both personally and for our business. We are pleased... Continue reading
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She came to see us, as many do, during a time of family crisis. “Margaret” had spent the last few years caring for her husband who was slowly declining in health and mental capacity due to Alzheimer’s disease. The crisis occurred when he fell at home and had to be... Continue reading
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I fell and broke my leg in a whole slew of places a few weeks ago. It has truly been a life-altering event, but has provided a perspective on what so many of my clients have experienced or will experience at some point. The excruciating pain – I get it.... Continue reading
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With Medicaid, it is absolutely critical to consider what repercussions may occur as a result of every decision. Let me introduce you to Dorothy. Many years ago, Dorothy had been married to a gentleman named Tom. Throughout their lives, they worked hard and that hard work sure paid off –... Continue reading
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I am an avid reader, and since discovering Audible, have become an avid listener too! This week, I have been listening to the Audible version of Start With Why, by Simon Sinek, and the experience has caused me to spend some time thinking about my own “Why.” Sinek’s book is... Continue reading
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What is Medicaid? More than likely you have heard of Medicaid, considering it has been part of the national political debate for some time. But what exactly does Medicaid mean to you and your elderly loved ones? If you have elderly parents, it is high time to learn about Medicaid... Continue reading
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Think you got your retirement all figured out? Just to be sure, review these retirement myths to get the real deal on your golden years. You'll probably retire earlier than expected. Although this sounds like a dream, it usually isn't. It's important to be aware of variables such as the... Continue reading