David Wilson, Chair of the Leadership Council of Greater Idaho Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, wrote a letter to the editor in the Idaho Statesman regarding the burden that Alzheimer’s places on families in our state. After recently returning from the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC, David […]
The Idaho Statesman ran a story today about one family’s experience with dementia. It is a must read. Unpaid family caregivers are a huge part of what makes old age work in any society; in ours they are much under-appreciated. Its description of aphasia seemed especially spot on.
The article can […]
Retirement accounts held in the name of the community spouse should be exempt and not a countable resource in a Medicaid application. A recent Medicaid application denial and subsequent fair hearing decision puts that long held Idaho rule in jeopardy. In that case, the applicant had used a portion of […]
Under Medicaid law, assets are either “countable” or “exempt.” Countable assets affect the individual’s immediate Medicaid eligibility and must be transferred, restructured, or spent down in order for the person to become eligible for Medicaid benefits. Exempt assets, in contrast, are not counted towards the individual’s Medicaid eligibility.
Remember this basic […]