Medicaid/V.A. Case Study

by Ira M. Leff, Esq.

April 1, 2008

Arnold and Evelyn Brown have been married for 56 years. For the last four years they have been sharing a two room suite at ABC personal care home. Arnold suffers from advanced dementia but with Evelyn's help he has been able to get by. Last Saturday, Evelyn suffered a massive stroke and is now at Northside Hospital for treatment. She will need skilled nursing care upon discharge. It is not clear whether she will ever be able to return to assisted living. Arnold will also need nursing home care if Evelyn can no longer take care of him.

The Brown children have asked your help in placing Evelyn in a nursing home which will also accept Arnold. Palmer, the oldest child has power of attorney for both parents. He has indicated that Evelyn's monthly income is a $2,350, and Arnold's is $4,500, and the couple's assets consist of $350,000 in bank accounts and CDs which came primarily from the sale of their home. They also have told you that Arnold is a veteran of the Korean War. They would like a facility that accepts Medicaid and V.A. benefits. They would also like some advice on how to protect the couple's life savings.

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