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  • Finding a Nursing Home

    The transition to living in a nursing home may be difficult for you as well as for your family and friends. Finding a nursing home that works best for you is important. Read More

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    Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
  • Assisted Living Program - Is This for Me?

    Assisted living programs are found in a housing facility that also provides additional health-related care, personal care, and assistance with activities of daily living. Read More

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    Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
  • Assisted Living Programs in Iowa

    This document has information for you on the assisted living programs in Iowa. Content Detail

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    Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals
  • Private Rooms and Nursing Home Residents on Title 19

    Iowans in nursing homes on Medicaid may now have a private room if they or family members pay the extra cost. Read More

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    Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
  • Do I Have to Sell or Liquidate All of My Assets to Qualify for Medicaid?

    There are a number of different Medicaid programs that can assist elderly or disabled Iowans pay medical bills, home health care expenses and nursing home expenses. Most programs require that your total assets or "resources" be below certain levels in order to qualify. Read More

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    Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
  • Gifts and Qualifying for Medicaid for Nursing Home Care

    Medicaid can help elderly or disabled Iowans pay nursing home and home health care expenses. To be eligible, your income and assets must be below certain levels. If you give away money or other assets to anyone other than your spouse, you may be ineligible for Medicaid. In addition, the state may seek to recover the assets you gave away. Read More

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    Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
  • Medicaid Payment for Nursing Home Care

    Many people rely on Medicaid, also known as Title 19, to pay for their nursing home care. People may generally receive Medicaid payment for their nursing home care if their income is $2,094 or less per month and their nonexempt resources are $2,000 or less. Read More

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    Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
  • Miller Trusts: Helping Pay for Nursing Home Care

    Miller Trusts can resolve the problem facing people with too much income to get Medicaid, but not enough to pay for nursing home care. Miller Trusts can also be used to qualify for in-home assistance under the Medicaid Elderly Waiver program. Read More

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    Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
  • Payment Options for Nursing Home Care

    When you need long-term care in a nursing home, the care will generally be paid through Medicare, private payment, long-term care insurance or Medicaid (also known as title 19). This information will address Medicare, private pay and long-term care insurance. Read More

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    Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
  • Repayment of Medicaid under Iowa's Estate Recovery Law

    Iowa's Estate Recovery Law requires reimbursing the state from the estate of a person who received benefits under certain Medicaid (Title 19) programs. Read More

  • Signer Beware! The Pitfalls of Nursing Home Agreements

    Before a person enters a nursing home, they must typically wade through a hefty pile of papers. Among the pile, there will be an “Admission” agreement of some kind. With the obvious distractions of the occasion, most people do not take the time to read and consider the specific terms of this agreement. This is a big mistake. Read More

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    Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
  • Transfers and Discharges from Nursing Homes

    An involuntary transfer or discharge from a nursing home can be upsetting and frightening for both the resident and their family. Fortunately, both federal and state law limit involuntary transfers and discharges. Read More

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    Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
  • Transfers and Discharges from Nursing Homes

    An attempt to transfer or discharge a resident from a nursing home against his or her wishes can be upsetting and frightening for residents and family. Fortunately, there are federal and state laws that protect a resident. Read More

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    Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
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