When someone needs nursing home care, a spouse often remains at home. What will become of the spouse?

If this happens in your family, I urge you to take action immediately to make the spouse more secure. I feel passionately about this issue because after many years practicing elder law, I have seen spouses taken care of well, and others impoverished. I would much rather see security (financial and otherwise) for the spouse at home.

With that in mind, we recently updated our website page titled 7 Costliest Mistakes to Avoid When a Spouse Enters a Nursing Home. Click on the title to learn about simple steps you can take to maximize security for the spouse at home.

You can also read our blog post: Why use an elder law attorney to help you qualify for Medicaid? At the risk of sounding self-interested, I submit that hiring professional help is your best move. Click on the post title to learn why it is also cost-effective and better than alternatives you may be considering.

Resources exist to help you make your spouse more secure. Take advantage of them and he or she will thank you.

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