Protecting Your Family’s Assets in Florida
How to Legally Use Medicaid to Pay for Nursing Home and Assisted Living Care
Did you know that Medicaid is one of the only government programs that will pay for the nursing home care of your elder spouse or loved one?
Did you also know that many people with proper planning can qualify for Medicaid?
Whether you’re planning for your family’s future or you desperately need lawful answers right away to help your loved one, Protecting Your Family’s Assets in Florida, now in its second edition, may be able to help.
This book covers the subject of Medicaid in the State of Florida like nothing I’ve ever seen. My attorney said she was “going to write this book.” However, she was so pleased when I took it in for her to review. She said she would order at least 3 to use in her office.
My deepest gratitude to John Frazier for making this book available, especially for the elderly.
A Note to You from Attorney Frazier:
Did you know that in Florida, private-pay costs at nursing facilities can exceed $8,000 per month? Costs can total more than $96,000 per year. This life-changing reality has devastated thousands of families financially, wiping out in months what it took a lifetime to build.
Yet there often is a financial and legal solution to the high cost of nursing home and assisted living care that most people and many attorneys do not fully understand: The Florida Medicaid Program.
Isn’t Medicaid only to be used by the very poor?
Not at all. One purpose for this book is to reveal to you the opportunities that are legally available to you through Medicaid. With proper planning and attorney counsel, even those whose assets and income greatly exceed the limits for Medicaid may be able to qualify for benefits.
Protecting Your Family’s Assets in Florida walks you step-by-step through many strategies that you and your family can use to qualify for Medicaid assistance.
Medicaid and Elder Law Information for You Today
The second edition has been expanded to include the most recent Medicaid law changes, including major changes that affect the Power of Attorney in Florida. In addition, I’ve added valuable new information about Veterans Benefits, alternative housing choices, how the Unlicensed Practice of Law can affect unsuspecting seniors and their families, and much more. We are working on the improved third edition in 2019 just so you know.
Here’s what’s inside:
- An overview of the benefits of Medicaid
- The three Florida agencies that handle Medicaid
- The three tests for Medicaid qualification
- The three Medicaid programs for Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities
- How Single and Married People Can Protect Their Assets
- The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) 2005 in Florida
- The current federal financial figures regarding Medicaid planning
- Life Care Planning
- Updated! Power of Attorney Statute
- Expanded! Veterans Benefit Section
- New! Alternative Housing Choices
- New! Geriatric Care Managers
- New! How to Select an Assisted Living Facility or Nursing Home
- New! The Psychological Aspects of Aging and the Mind
- New! The Unlicensed Practice of Law
- New! Managed Care Update
Written in easy-to-read language, Protecting Your Family’s Assets in Florida is especially helpful because it gives real-life examples of the most common Medicaid scenarios faced by families throughout Florida. A glossary explains all the terms specific to both Eldercare law and applications for Medicaid in Florida.
This may be one of the most important books you will ever read.
We all face the possibility of spending our senior years in a nursing home. Impoverishment does not need to be the outcome. Don’t lose the powerful protections that are available to you through Medicaid!
To your prosperity,
John R. Frazier, J.D., LL.M., PLC
When you are ready do schedule your no obligation, free telephone consultation with Attorney Frazier.
Largo Elder Law Attorney’s Book on Medicaid
for Elders and Their Families
Wins Two Silver Medals in Florida Book Competition
LAKELAND, FL — The Florida Publishers Association, Inc. announced that John R. Frazier’s book, Protecting Your Family’s Assets in Florida: How to Legally Use Medicaid to Pay for Nursing Home and Assisted Living Care (Second Edition), is the Silver Medal winner in both the Florida Adult Nonfiction and eBook categories of the 2012 FPA President’s Book Awards. Fifty-four medalists were awarded gold and silver medals in 20 categories by Master of Ceremonies and FPA President Chris Angermann at an awards banquet held the evening of September 29, 2012 at the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel in Sarasota. The 2012 awards program was the final event of the annual 2012 FPA Publishing Ed-U-Conference.
Protecting Your Family’s Assets in Florida (Second Edition) is a self-help book for elders (or the families of elders) who are facing placement in an assisted living facility or nursing home. It is written in easy-to-read language, and it provides examples for the most common Medicaid scenarios encountered by families in Florida. It is complete with a glossary that defines terms specific to both Eldercare law and applications for Medicaid in Florida. This Second Edition provides an update on the Florida power of attorney statute and an expanded veterans benefit section. It also offers new sections on alternative housing choices, geriatric care managers, how to select an assisted living facility or nursing home, the psychological aspects of aging and the mind, the unlicensed practice of law, and a managed care update.
John R. Frazier graduated Cum Laude from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia with a B.A. in Economics; he received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Virginia Tech in 1994; he graduated Cum Laude from the University of Toledo, College of Law in 1997; and he received his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida, College of Law in 1998. He is licensed to practice Law in both Florida and Georgia, and he practices primarily in the fields of Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Veterans Benefits Law, Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Taxation, and Business Organizations. John is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and he is accredited by the Veterans Administration to assist VA claimants present, prepare and prosecute claims with the VA. He is also a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates, Inc., the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, and the Florida Bar Elder Law Section. His website is www.EstateLegalPlanning.com where you can learn more about elder law.
About Protecting Your Family’s Assets in Florida (Second Edition) Publisher Betty Wright says, “Many individuals in Florida believe that Medicare will cover long-term assisted living or nursing home care, but they are wrong. Many also incorrectly believe that an elder must be destitute to apply for Medicaid. John Frazier offers incredibly helpful, concrete information on specific ways the U.S. Congress and Florida law provide opportunities to help families receive financial assistance through Medicaid and also protect hard-earned assets. This is potentially life-saving information.” Rainbow Books, Inc. is a 34-year-old, Florida-based independent publisher of self-help/how-to and reference nonfiction, as well as murder mysteries and women’s fiction. Rainbow is a founding member of FPA.
FPA is a non-profit, national professional association of publishers, authors and others interested in book publishing in Florida. It conducts numerous educational conferences, seminars and workshops throughout Florida and is affiliated with PMA – the Independent Book Publishers Association, AAP — the Association of American Publishers, SPAN — Small Publishers Association of North America, and it is a member of the FLA — Florida Library Association, FAME — the Florida Association for Media in Education, and the Florida Center for the Book.
Protecting Your Family’s Assets in Florida (Second Edition) is available in trade softcover (ISBN 978-1-56825-129-5) and as both a Kindle (AISN B008ND0LE6) and a Nook ebook (B&N ID 2940014684965). Retailers can order from wholesalers Ingram or Baker & Taylor, and individuals can request the book at their local bookseller, from bookch.com, or they can find the best online price at AllBookStores.com (search for the ISBN, then choose “compare prices”).