UPDATE: The Financial Implications of Nursing Home Care

PLEASE VIEW A VIDEO PRESENTATION OF THIS MEETING HERE

The provision that would place a lien on the assets (including homes) of widows and widowers whose spouses received Medicaid for nursing home care was removed from the budget passed by the House of Representatives.  HOWEVER, the same provision was put into the Senate budget, so the battle is not yet over,  If you oppose this provision, it is IMPERATIVE that you send your State Senator Vinnie DeMacedo as well as Senator Karen Spilka an e-mail letting  them know of your strong  objection. We are attaching a sample letter for your convenience.  TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE since the budget debate is about to close. Six House and Senate members held their first conference committee on June 10 to try to iron out chamber differences over the proposed $39.5 million state budget.

Please send your e-mails to Senator DeMacedo as well as Senator Karen Spilka by Monday, June 13, 2016.

Downloadable information (PDF)
Sample letters:

Letter to Sen. deMacedo re budget
Senate Ways and Means Committee 1

Fact Sheet – Expanded Estate Recovery
We were thrilled by the turnout, your receptiveness  and your strong interest in future forums. We will be meeting soon to discuss our future topics and appreciate your suggestions.  I will be sending this same email from both my personal email address and the email address for our group this time.  In future, communications will come from falmouthswift@gmail.com.  Please feel free to contact any of us there!

 

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Do you know how proposed state budget changes impact an individual or family’s estate?

What happens to your estate if you or a loved one needs nursing home care?

Please join us on Wednesday, May 25th
6:30 to 7:30 pm
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main Street, Falmouth
for a frank and informative discussion about

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THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF NURSING HOME CARE

Placing a loved one in a nursing home for long term care can be a difficult and emotional decision. It can also have devastating financial implications for the spouse and children.

NURSINGHOMEMALLERAttorney Amy Barao Kullar will discuss:
• Current MA and federal law governing the financing of Nursing Home care
• The potential impact of proposed budget changes on nursing home residents and their families
• Planning strategies to assure best services for loved ones while retaining financial security for the rest of the family

Sponsored by:
FALMOUTH SWIFT
(SUPPORTING WOMEN IN FINANCIAL TRANSITION)

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