raynham ma elder law attorney: Raynham MA Area Elder Law Attorney: At-Home Care Programs Part 5 of 6 - 03/23/14 08:36 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.  
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
What is the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)? 
Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a nationwide model of care designed to help elders stay living in the community (instead of in nursing homes) as long as possible.  
A team of health professionals assesses each elder's needs and develops a plan of total care.  Services are in the elder's home, adult day health center or an assisted living facility. 
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raynham ma elder law attorney: Raynham MA Area Elder Law Attorney: In-Home Care Programs Part 3 of 6 - 03/23/14 08:33 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.  
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
 
What is the Adult Foster Care (also called Adult Family Care) Program?
 
Adult Foster Care (also called Adult Family Care) is a program that enables elders who cannot live alone safely to have a live-in caregiver.  The services to the elder also include meal preparation, assistance with personal care and medication, shopping, laundry, housekeeping, transportation to medical appointment and social visits, and maintaining a clean and safe living space.
 
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raynham ma elder law attorney: Raynham MA Area Elder Law Attorney--In-Home Care Programs Part 2 of 6 - 03/23/14 08:31 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney. 
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What is the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program?  
Elders who are clinically in need of nursing home care and meet the asset limits detailed below qualify for the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program.  
 
The Waiver program is funded by MassHealth and provides the following services: skilled nursing, home health aide, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, grocery shopping, meal delivery, and the wander response system.   
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raynham ma elder law attorney: Raynham MA Area Elder Law Attorney--At-Home Care Programs Part 1 of 6 - 03/23/14 08:30 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.  
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What is the Home Care Program?  
The Home Care Program is for elders with limited income and with low-to-moderate needs in terms of in-home services. The program also includes respite care for caregivers.
Elders are eligible for the Home Care Program if they meet the income criteria detailed below; are not residing in a rest home, nursing facility, convalescent home, or assisted living residence; are not receiving services from an all-inclusive program such as Adult Foster Care (also known … (0 comments)

raynham ma elder law attorney: Raynham MA Elder Law: Why A Nursing Home Misleads Elders re MassHealth - 01/22/14 06:57 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
Why is it that some nursing homes mislead elders about MassHealth (also known as Medicaid)?  Recently, a nursing home told my client (let's call her Mrs. Elder) not to apply for MassHealth (also known as Medicaid) for her husband because if she did apply for MassHealth, the MassHealth agency would put a lien on her house.  This is misleading.  The MassHealth regulations specifically set forth that a MassHealth lien cannot be placed when there is a spouse living in the … (0 comments)

 
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