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Looking Back, A Thank You to The Montgomery Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee

Looking back, I owe a debt of gratitude to the Montgomery Bar Association for helping me get my start over 20 years ago in the specialized field of elder law. …

Pennsylvania Medicaid Long-Term Care Numbers and Fact Sheet 2022

2022 Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Long-Term Care Numbers and Fact Sheet According to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, there are over 2,400,000 Pennsylvania residents over age 60.  More than 240,000 …

How to Make the Medicaid Application Process Go More Smoothly

We receive many phone calls from potential clients who have run into challenges with applying for Medicaid in PA or the Medicaid application process and we see a number of …

Pennsylvania Long-Term Care: Medicaid Myths

Pennsylvania Medicaid Myths Introduction So many times clients come to our office under the mistaken impression that nothing can be done to protect assets from nursing home costs. Much of the popular literature …

Gifts Can Create Ineligibility for Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Long-Term Care Benefits

Parents sometimes help their children financially. Grandparents give money to their grandchildren. Unfortunately if that parent or grandparent is admitted to a nursing home within 5 years of such gifting and needs to apply for Medical Assistance…

How Does Pennsylvania Treat Joint Bank Accounts for Medicaid Eligibility?

There are various pitfalls of parents and children owning bank accounts jointly, especially when it comes to applying for Medicaid long-term care benefits.