Blue Water VA Veterans Update

October 15, 2020

Veterans who served on open sea ships off the shore of Vietnam during the Vietnam War are referred to as “Blue Water Navy Veterans.”    The Blue Water Navy (BWN) Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 (PL 116-23) extended the presumption of

Medicaid and the Possible PHE Expiration

September 16, 2020

UPDATE as of 10-13-20

The Public Health Emergency (PHE) is issued by the HHS Secretary in 90-day increments. The end date of the PHE was to be Oct 23, 2020.  However today, Secretary Azar extended the PHE for another 90

Timing is important when applying for Medicaid

August 28, 2020

Did you know that regardless of what part of the month you apply for Medicaid (ALTCS in Arizona), even if the application went in on the 31st of the month, IF the applicant was determined eligible in that month, the …

SSI-Supplemental Security Income

August 28, 2020

If an applicant applies for Social Security and does not have sufficient work credits, but meets all the other criteria, they receive a “Welfare Payment” of approximately $783 per month. This is called SSI – Supplemental Security Income.
Regardless of

A Senior Moment- Scams Galore!

August 17, 2020

“YOUR PAYMENT TO NETFLIX HAS BEEN REFUSED BY YOUR BANK”

“GRANDPA, I HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR SPEEDING AND NEED BAIL MONEY”

“CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE WON $50,000 IN THE LOTTERY!”

“YOUR ACCOUNT AT WELLS FARGO HAS BEEN COMPROMISED!”

And on and …

Stimulus Checks and Arizona Medical Assistance Eligibility

May 11, 2020

Residents are starting to get their stimulus checks. For some, it is causing confusion and concern. Many worry that the funds will impact their financial status and may negatively impact eligibility for benefits. Many have questions.

If you have a

Life Care Planning

April 24, 2020

Making sure your wishes are followed is something we all feel strongly about.   Talking with your loved ones about your wishes is important but taking the time to complete your Advance Directives is an imperative step to ensuring your wishes …

Before you Apply

April 14, 2020

Avoiding issues that can cause ineligibility is a common goal for both the applicant and the facility.  Benefits that help pay for care are often the only way care costs get covered. More than 90% of long-term residents in nursing …