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Today, I’m going to answer the question: Should my spouse and I get a divorce in order for my spouse to receive Medicaid and nursing home coverage in the state of Florida?

This is a question that many people come to me or mention in my educational workshops that caregiving spouses worry over.

The caregiving spouse thinks,

“Oh my gosh, my spouse needs nursing care.”

“It’s going to cost $8,000 to $10,000 per month. What am I going to live on?”

“My friends are telling I’m going to have to get a divorce.”

Well, the answer to this issue in question is probably not.

Let’s cover why we probably do not want to do this and get a divorce.

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In this article, I’m going to answer the question: How much do I have to pay a Florida nursing home if my spouse is on Medicaid?  My previous article covers how much you would have to pay if your parent or a single person needs nursing home Medicaid in Florida.

This question is best-answered by starting with what you, as the healthy spouse, get to keep each month.

After that I’m going to zoom out in this explanation about other concepts that you need to be aware of, because once you get the “keep amount”  it can be adjusted under a couple different circumstances.

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How Much Do I Have to Pay the Nursing Home if my Parent is on Florida Medicaid?

Asset Protection Strategies for Seniors

Today I’m going to answer the question, “How much do I have to pay the nursing home when my parent is on Florida Medicaid?” In order to reach this answer to this question, we need to cover a couple key points. First we need to talk about what we’re using to figure out the amount you […]

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The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid

Asset Protection Strategies for Seniors

In this article, I am going to explain the difference between Medicaid and Medicare. I’m going to give you a brief discussion of both, and then hopefully the differences will be clear, especially as it applies to coverage in a nursing home for long-term care. Click here to watch my video on the Difference Between […]

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What is a Lady Bird Deed? (or Enhanced Life Estate Deed)

Asset Protection Strategies for Seniors

What is a Lady Bird Deed? Also known as an Enhanced Life Estate. So let us first start on the discussion of what’s a life estate. Then we will go one step further to explain what is an Enhanced Life Estate or Lady Bird Deed. So first… What is a life estate? A life estate relates […]

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