New Nursing Home Bill Proposes Spouse-Of-Patient's Assets To Increase

A nursing home related new bill is going before a vote.  Currently spouses of nursing home patients are able to keep half of the couples’ assets when paying for nursing home care.  The bill would allow the spouse absent from the nursing home to obtain a greater amount of the assets above the current fifty percent allowed by the bill.

Medicare state rules currently maintain the rules of the bill, however, the proposed change would follow federal rules.  The minimum amount of assets would also be capped at $119, 220 rather than $23, 844. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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