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February 2020 Archives

Addressing medical concerns in a long-term care policy

As studies indicate the average lifespan of individuals in Georgia and elsewhere is on the rise, it might not be uncommon to encounter new and unique challenges while planning for the future. An extended lifespan may increase the risks a person might develop debilitating health concerns that can make it challenging to remain self-sufficient. Understanding how conditions such as Alzheimer's disease might impact a person's life and knowing the available options to help develop an effective long-term care policy could be vital to meeting his or her needs throughout the remainder of life.

Medicaid recipients may benefit from drug price legislation

Many people in this country rely on Medicaid for health cost coverage. The reasons for doing so are as varied as the people who need it. Many of them rely on prescription drugs to improve their quality of life, but costs of many prescriptions have gone up in recent years. Even with Medicaid coverage, many people struggle to afford their necessary medication. Here in Georgia, several lawmakers are considering legislation that may help lower drug prices, though critics of the measure say the opposite will occur.

A traditional long-term care policy may not be the best option

Many Atlanta residents enjoy planning for the future, as long as it is a happy one. They may hesitate to think about planning for less jovial events, such as long-term care planning. Who can blame them? It is not pleasant to think about not being able to care for themselves in their old age. However, the odds are that at least some of this type of care will be needed at some point in the future.

Incorporating special needs planning into a divorce

Along with numerous people across the country, many Georgia residents live full lives with a disability. Whether born with it or it happened through an accident, adjustments are necessary in order to make life as comfortable and "user-friendly" as possible. Special needs planning is also a part of that since obtaining government benefits and participating in some government programs requires a certain income level for the person with the disability.

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