A Disorganized Paper Trail Often Results in a Denial of NJ Medicaid

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a NJ Applying for Medicaid Attorney In New Jersey, Medicaid applications are getting tougher to get approved these days. The State has created a new application form that requires more detail and information. Many families call us to handle their Medicaid application. Often I advise clients that we have to […]

THE HISTORY OF HOSPICE IN NEW JERSEY (PART I OF II)

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Hospice Attorney There are more than 3,000 hospice programs that serve communities in New Jersey today and throughout the United States.  In 2012, hospice programs are treating more than one million dying Americans, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.  According to that organization, about […]

SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS UPHELD IN RECENT FEDERAL CASE

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a Special Needs Trust Attorney Recently, a United States Court of Appeals decided a case involving a “special needs trusts.”  A special needs trust is one of two trusts that the federal Medicaid Act created.  A special needs trust or “SNT” is a trust that permits a disabled person to […]

How a Declining Stock Market Can Cause a Long Term Care Nightmare

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., a Medicaid Attorney As the current economic crisis deepens, it is becoming increasingly clear that we are heading into uncharted waters, in so many respects.  Specifically, however, I am talking about the long term care arena. Dad owns a home in which he lives.  Home health aides come into the home […]

Assisted Living Care – I’m Out of Money So Now What?

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., an Elder Law Attorney Dad has been living in an assisted living facility for 3 years at a cost of $4500 per month.  He likes it there, is safe and well cared for.  There is one small problem.  He is running out of money and the family is becoming desperate.   […]

Married … Well Not Really – A Long Term Care Quagmire

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., a New Jersey Medicaid Attorney Jane calls us to relate the same problem that many Americans today are coping with, trying to care for aging parents.  She calls because Dad’s health is rapidly deteriorating and she fears he will need nursing home care.  I ask about Mom’s health.  Jane replies that […]

Son Responsible For Mom’s Nursing Home Bill

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., NJ Asset Protection Attorney Many times the children of elderly clients ask whether they can be held responsible for Mom or Dad’s long term care costs.  My answer always was that there wasn’t anything to worry about unless you take your parents money.  That no longer appears to be the case. […]