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What is the five year Medicaid look back rule?

By Cathleen Summers When you apply for Medicaid (known as MassHealth in Massachusetts) to pay for nursing home costs for a parent or spouse, the...

Four common estate planning mistakes

By Linda T. Cammuso Avoidance behavior is easy and we all practice it to an extent. More often than not, though, people make mistakes by...

Failure to plan for long-term care could leave you holding an empty bag

By Margot Birke Today we face the real possibility, as we grow older, of seeking long-term care in a nursing home for ourselves or for...

Who will care for my pet: A reality check

By Linda T. Cammuso We love our pets, we pamper them and we treat them like family — often to the chagrin of those who...

Understanding the five year Medicaid look back

By Cathleen Summers After acquiring a lifetime of assets, many seniors wish to transfer these assets to loved ones. Before doing so, it is well...

Who will make health care decisions when I can’t?

Choosing someone to act as the agent for your health care proxy is one of the most personal and important decisions in the estate planning process.

If you have an estate plan: Did you fund It?

By Linda T. Cammuso Trusts are used everyday in estate planning for a variety of reasons that include probate avoidance, gift tax and estate tax...

Steps to take to plan for long-term care needs

By Cathleen Summers Statistics can be sobering, particularly when we are talking about long term care. According to a January, 2005 AARP article entitled A...

What you should know about paying nursing home care

By Linda T. Cammuso Receiving care in a nursing home is a scenario that many seniors will face. Whether it’s a short-term rehab stay following...

Estate planning: you can’t afford to wait

f you’re like most people, you probably have a list of reasons why you haven’t established your estate plan.