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Medicaid planning is a topic that can generate considerable confusion. While Medicaid is a federal program, each state has its own set of rules for eligibility. Under the current Medicaid rules in North Carolina, an individual is not eligible for Medicaid until his or her total assets have been “spent down” to $2,000 or less.
In the May issue of BWS Update: Finding a Good Long Term Care Facility (updated for 2016), May is Older Americans Month – get tip sheets to blaze your trail, Happy Birthday to Charlie McGirt, and We Remember on Memorial Day.
In the April BWS Update: Attorney Roy McDonald talks about custody issues and summer vacation; meet our newest team member, Jennifer Leonard; April is National Autism Awareness Month; and the DCCC Foundation hosts its 25th annual golf tournament.
Lexington, NC – Brinkley Walser Stoner is sponsoring a hole at the DCCC Foundation’s 25th Annual Golf Tournament planned for May 5, 2016. Proceeds from the tournament fund scholarships for students and initiatives that benefit Davidson County Community College. The tournament will be held Thursday, May 5 at the Colonial Country Club in Thomasville. Those interested in learning more may contact the DCCC Foundation office at (336) 224-4596 or via email at email@example.com.
Updated for 2016: Placing a loved in a long-term care facility is often one of the hardest decisions a family must make, so you want to find the best long-term care facilities available. As our population has aged, the number and type of these facilities has increased to accommodate the need. There are active adult communities, assisted living centers, special care units (aka “Alzheimer’s Units”), nursing care facilities, and specialized options for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Also available are progressive care campuses that offer residents a continuum from independent living through full nursing care.
If you are separated or divorced and have children, spring may become a stressful time as you work through custody issues and planning for summer vacation. Child custody agreements are typically spelled out in detail – often down to the specific time the children must be returned to the other parent. While this level of detail can protect the rights of each parent – especially in situations where the separation was not amicable – life sometimes gets in the way!