Pet Trusts

Thinking about what will happen to one’s pets can be a major concern for pet owners. The questions about what will happen to any pets involves both deciding who will take care of the pets and also how to pay for the expenses of pet ownership. To deal with these...

Choosing a Nursing Home

There are a number of important factors to consider when choosing a nursing home. While certain factors, such as services offered and ratings, are important, it is also important to take more personal judgments into account. A particular facility may seem to meet an...

Trusts and Medicaid Planning

Trusts can be a powerful tool in estate planning, but only certain trusts can protect assets while ensuring eligibility for Medicaid nursing home coverage. Before starting any Medicaid planning, it is important to meet with an experienced, local elder law attorney to...

COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

The administration of COVID-19 vaccines has started across the United States and in Missouri. However, due to limited supplies, vaccinations will be done in phases.  For the vaccinations to be maximally effective, individuals need to receive two doses of the vaccine...

Exempt Transfers and Medicaid Eligibility

When applying for Medicaid nursing home coverage, an applicant’s income and assets have to be under a restrictive cap to be eligible for the benefit. As part of the eligibility determination, the state Medicaid agency also looks back at any below market transfers that...

St. Louis County Relaxes Nursing Home Visitation Guidelines

Following guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, St. Louis County has issued new guidelines that relax the rules restricting visits to nursing home residents due to the COVID-19...