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John L Roberts

John Roberts’s Legal Guides

21 total

  • Non countable assets: Part 3 Massachusetts Medicaid

    If you think you own more than the spousal asset allowance, get independent advice. Under the Countable Asset regulations, the spouse of a nursing home resident is able to protect their life savings.

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  • Permissible Transfers: Part 2 Massachusetts Medicaid

    This video is about Permissible Transfers by nursing home residents who need Medicaid to pay for their care in Massachusetts. This Video Podcasts does not provide any legal advice. The Video Podcas

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  • Look-Back Period, and Disqualifying Transfers: Part 1 Massachusetts Medicaid

    MassHealth Financial Eligibility Regulations do allow people, during the eligibility process, to avoid a period of ineligibility by revising or reforming some special needs trusts. But in this case

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  • Power of Attorney Part 2: Shield or Sword?

    In Power of Attorney Part 2: Shield or Sword? you'll hear about the jury's surprising verdict. If you are acting as an agent, don’t be afraid to use your best judgment for the person who has asked you

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  • Power of Attorney Part 1: handle with care and compassion

    In Power of Attorney Part 1: handle with care and compassion, a California court case illustrates the need to be careful and compassionate when using a Power of Attorney document to manage care for a

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  • Should I sign a Massachusetts Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement?

    Some nursing homes in Massachusetts ask their residents to sign an Arbitration Agreement as part of the admission process. Should you sign a Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement? The risks are illust

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  • Who can bind you to a Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement in Massachusetts?

    With the fifth anniversary of Elizabeth Barrow’s violent death approaching, Massachusetts judges took another look at the case. In August, 2014 they threw out an arbitration agreement that had closed

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  • Planning for 24 hour care at home.

    We can work around Incapacity and maximize capacity, If we re-think the way, shape and form of our Activities of Daily Living. We can Age In Place, and continue living safely at home.

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  • Hospital observation status cancels Medicare nursing home coverage

    Patients placed on Hospital Observation must pay out-of-pocket if they end up needing nursing home care. Medicare is now directing hospitals to keep patients "under observation," to prevent eligibi

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  • “Improvement Standard” can’t cut off Medicare nursing home days

    Medicare coverage depends not on the beneficiary’s restoration potential, but on whether skilled nursing home care is required. You may be confronted by hospital or nursing home staff, who tell you

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