by The Garrett Law Firm | Mar 28, 2023 | Long-term care
Most Americans take Social Security as soon as they can, at age 62, giving up the approximately 30% more they could receive, every month for the rest of their life, if they waited until full retirement age. When should you take Social Security?
by The Garrett Law Firm | Feb 28, 2023 | Long-term care
The majority of Americans rely on Social Security during retirement. This is a big mistake. Social Security was only designed to provide about a third of our retirement income.
by The Garrett Law Firm | Feb 7, 2023 | Long-term care
Every year about three million older adults are hospitalized. What happens next? Will we be sent to “rehab” in a nursing home? About a quarter of us end up being rehospitalized.
by The Garrett Law Firm | Feb 2, 2023 | Long-term care
When advised to have surgery, how do you prepare? Do you need a second opinion? Is the surgery is really necessary? Based on recommendations, the best way to navigate a surgery recommendation is to ask a lot of questions.
by The Garrett Law Firm | Jan 31, 2023 | Long-term care
Medicaid is the primary payer for nursing home care in the United States. In order to supplement state with federal funds to pay for nursing home care, states are required to provide a certain level of care to Medicaid beneficiaries. What happens to safe care for nursing home residents if problems arise?
by The Garrett Law Firm | Jan 24, 2023 | Long-term care
Is that nursing home debt valid? No patient’s admission or continued stay in a nursing home can be conditioned on a family or other guaranty of payment. Yet all too many nursing home “resident’s agreements”, those 30-50 pages thrust under the nose of a family member, ask for a signature as a “responsible party.”