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Protecting The Home: Using Trusts To Protect Your Home From The Costs Of Long-Term Care – Begley Report

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA INTRODUCTION Studies show that 43% of Americans will spend some time in a nursing home.  Seventy percent will require some form of long-term care be it nursing home, assisted living or home care.  The cost of this care can range from $20 – $25 per hour or more for home…

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Financing Long-Term Care in New Jersey 2020 – Begley Report

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Statistics show that approximately 70% of the population age 65 or over will require some form of long-term care.  Some will be there for relatively short periods of time.  These are usually stroke or accident victims or surgery patients who are doing rehabilitation.  A significant percentage will remain in a nursing…

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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ABLE ACCOUNTS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Congress enacted and the President has signed legislation known as the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014.[1]  The Act is modeled on 529 Plans and will provide tax-favored accounts for individuals with disabilities to pay for qualified expenses.  Before these accounts can be implemented, two…

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TAX CONSIDERATIONS IN PLANNING FOR LONG-TERM CARE

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA [Article originally published in Straight Word]  Long-term care in New Jersey is expensive. According to Genworth, in 2017 monthly costs of care in New Jersey were as follows: homemaker services – $4,195, home health aide – $4,385, assisted living facility $5,811, semi-private room in nursing home – $10,038, and…

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