Medicaid: What Is It & How Does It Work?

What Is Medicaid? Medicaid is a tax-funded, federal health program administered locally by each state using funds from the federal government. If you look at any paystub withholding, you’ll notice that a portion of your paycheck is specifically designated for Medicaid. Each of us pays into Medicaid in case we ever need to use it…

What Is Long-Term Care & Who Needs It? 

Long-term care is a broad term used to describe any type of health or personal assistance care a person may need over an extended period of time. Generally, long-term care services are used to help a person perform activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs include things like bathing, walking, using the bathroom, performing basic hygiene,…
A Last Will and Testament in Arizona

How to Write a Valid Will in Arizona?

Why Should I Write a Will in Arizona? A Last Will and Testament is a legal document that instructs the state how you would like your property distributed after your death. When people pass away without a will, property must be legally distributed in accordance with Arizona law related to intestate succession. This creates unnecessary…

Arizona Probate Law: All You Need to Know

As Baby Boomers age, it is expected that the population of older Americans will increase dramatically in the next twenty years. With age comes less independence and for many people, a need for either in-home care or an assisted living facility. Perhaps you are the child of an older adult who is beginning to lose their ability to remain independent.
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In-home Care vs. Assisted Living

As Baby Boomers age, it is expected that the population of older Americans will increase dramatically in the next twenty years. With age comes less independence and for many people, a need for either in-home care or an assisted living facility. Perhaps you are the child of an older adult who is beginning to lose their ability to remain independent.
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Miller Trust Arizona

Miller Trusts, or income only trusts are sometimes a good option for Arizona seniors that need help qualifying for the ALTCS program. Miller trusts fall under the category of supplemental needs trust, and are designed to protect the assets of a disabled person while they are making use of state benefits for their care.
Speeding up the ALTCS application

Speeding up the ALTCS Application

The ALTCS (Arizona Long Term Care) application can be very frustrating both in complexity and the amount of time it takes for the application to be either approved or denied. Speeding up the ALTCS application is a common question we get. Additionally, clients ask us what they can do while they wait for their application to go through. There are many things that can be done and finding pending placement is an option.

ALTCS in Tucson Arizona

If you or a loved one lives in Tucson and needs long term care, you may consider applying for the ALTCS program if you will have difficulty paying for that care. ALTCS is the state of Arizona’s medicaid program, and it will pay for your long term care needs if your loved one qualifies medically and financially.
What is ALTCS?

What is ALTCS?

What is ALTCS? It stands for the Arizona Long Term Care System. ALTCS (pronounced ALTECS) for short, is the equivalent of Medicaid Long Term Care in the state of Arizona

How to Apply for ALTCS

How do I apply for ALTCS? We get this question a lot, but first, let’s discuss what ALTCS is. The Arizona Long Term Care System, or the acronym, ALTCS (pronounced ALTECS) for short, is the long term Medicaid program in the state of Arizona. Arizona Long Term Care provides health care and related services for individuals who are disabled and meet age and income requirements.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Guardianship?

What is Guardianship? Guardianship is a legal process used when a person is not competent to make decisions on their own. There are many situations in which a court-appointed guardian may be needed. Whether you have an adult child that is unable to make their own decisions, an elderly parent with dementia, or need to…

What Assets Are Exempt From Medicaid Spend Down?

Medicaid Long Term Care Rules To receive Medicaid for long term care, a recipient must have less than a certain amount of income and assets. An asset includes cash, certain life insurance policies, bonds, stocks, money market accounts, second homes, second cars, and anything else that could be potentially converted to cash. Certain assets can…