Dementia Trends Confirm Growing Need for Long-Term Care Planning

Latest numbers on dementia show the growing need for long-term care planning as part of an effective estate plan. An infographic recently published by the Population Reference Bureau gives a comprehensive summary of new demographic research on dementia trends....
What Is a Power of Attorney and Why Might I Need One?

What Is a Power of Attorney and Why Might I Need One?

A Power of Attorney (PoA) is a legal document that gives someone authority to act on your behalf. Think about all the decisions you make on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. Now think about what would happen if you couldn’t make those decisions for yourself...

If I Go on Medicaid Will I Lose My House?

Many people are afraid of losing their home if they have to enter a nursing home and apply for Medicaid to cover the extreme expense. While this fear is well-founded — the average cost of a nursing home in Kansas City Metro is about $5,000-$7,000+ per month...

6 Ways to Pay for a Nursing Home

Long-term care insurance has evolved over time, and it continues to be a valuable form of insurance held by a minority of individuals. If you have it today, congratulations! Most people we see do not have long-term care insurance. It can be a very valuable insurance...

Is Medicaid Planning for Everybody?

We are often asked the question… do we have too many assets to consider Medicaid Planning as part of our planning? This question can be asked in a few other ways, but essentially these clients are wondering if Medicaid Planning is for everybody. As a...

How Will I Pay for Long-term Care?

It’s pretty well established that long-term care costs are a growing threat to everybody’s assets.┬áSo how do people pay for long-term care when it’s so expensive? First, although there is always a chance you will not need long-term care due to a...