Tag: long-term care costs

Are Adult Children Required to Support their Aging Parents in Ohio?

Under Ohio law, there are certain individuals that you are required to financially support and cannot abandon.  Those people are your spouse, your child who is under age 18 or handicapped child under age 21, and your aged or infirm parents or adoptive parents who lack the ability or financial means to support themselves.  Failure to provide support is a crime and a misdemeanor of the first degree.  However, although this law has been in effect since 1974, I could not find a case where it was used to prosecute an adult child for not providing financial support for an aging parent. 

So why the lack of… Read the rest

What Every Caregiver Should Know About Medicaid

Caring for an elderly loved one is one of the hardest jobs in the world.  Beyond the physical care that must be performed, you also have to practically become an expert in medical care and equipment, pharmaceuticals, and the like.  How to pay for medical care is also an issue that should be on your radar.  The purpose of this Medicaid Planning Guide is to provide you with an easy to understand guide to Medicaid and how it relates to you the Caregiver and the person you are caring for, who I refer to as the Caregivee. 

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a health insurance program funded with state and federal … Read the rest