Attorney-CPA Joe Cordell and co-host Susan Arthur continue their ongoing discussion on Medicaid and long-term care. They describe the social and homely environment that many long-term care facilities and nursing homes attempt to cultivate, as well as the factors that allow you to qualify for Medicaid.
Joe highlights the evolution in financial strategies on how people spend and save their money as they age. He talks about the events and occurrences, such as trips or large purchases, that someone may want, which may make Medicaid planning a poor fit for them.
Joe talks about the usefulness of an irrevocable trust and how making financial sacrifices through frugal living can come at the cost of experiences in your senior years. Joe and Susan also answer a listener question regarding protecting a savings account, in case the listener incurs health expenses.
They also answer a listener question regarding whether or not there is a downside in bringing a loved one home from a nursing facility, as it pertains to Medicaid and finances, as well as a question asking what to do if you have too much money for Medicaid, but not enough money for nursing home costs.