Long-term Care: How to Plan and Pay for it

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Nolo, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 378 pages
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Find the best care in the right place at the right price with this all-in-one guide!

Finding the right long-term care often means making difficult decisions during difficult times. Whether you're planning for the future or need to make a quick decision, Long-Term Care helps you understand the alternatives to nursing facilities and shows you how to find the best care you can afford.   With Long-Term Care, you'll be able to:
. evaluate long-term care insurance
. arrange home care
. explore options beyond nursing homes
. choose a nursing facility
. get the most out of Medicare, Medicaid and other benefit programs
. protect your assets, and
. recognize and prevent elder fraud.   The completely updated edition includes an expanded discussion of Medicaid coverage, special long-term care insurance, assisted living, and long-term care. Plus, you'll get up-to-date benefit numbers, laws and taxes, and revised information on veterans' benefits.   With sensitivity and clarity, Attorney Joseph Matthews gives you everything you need to help plan for and make the best arrangements for long-term care.

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About the author (2012)

Joseph Matthews has been an attorney since 1971, and from 1975 to 1977 taught at the law school of the University of California, Berkeley. He has for many years been involved in matters relating to seniors, and is the author of Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions and Long Term Care: How to Plan & Play for It, as well as How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim.