May 24th, 2017

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Assisted Living Waiver Changes

ASSISTED LIVING WAIVER CHANGES Major changes are underway in the Indiana Medicaid program that helps disabled Hoosiers pay for the cost of assisted living care.  There are about 2,500 Hoosiers who pay for their assisted living costs with assistance from Medicaid.  These folks need nursing home level of care and have countable resources of $2,000 or less.  They pay about $735 each month for room and board, and Medicaid pays the facility one of three rates, depending upon how much care the resident receives. Most assisted living providers in Indiana are located in a senior living facility that has independent living, as ...

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Can Mom Get A Free Cell Phone?

Can Mom Get A Free Cell Phone? The answer is yes for Indiana Medicaid recipients and others. The Assurance Wireless Lifeline Cell Phone Service is available for free to participants in the following programs: Medicaid Food Stamps/SNAP Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8 Low Income individuals National School Lunch Program Free Lunch Eligible individuals get a free cell phone, 350 minutes a month of free calls, unlimited free texts a month, and 500MB free data a month. You can call the toll-free number (888)-898-4888 or visit ...

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The New and Improved POST form in Indiana

The New and Improved POST form in Indiana On November 17, 2016, the Indiana Department of Health changed the Indiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (“POST Form”).  We believe these changes will enhance the use of the POST Form in Indiana. The POST Form is intended for folks facing end of life care.  These changes should make it easier for these folks to express what type of care they want or do not want. The revised form now allows a doctor to add additional treatment orders on the bottom of page 1.  The doctor and patient (or authorized representative) now sign on page two (2) of the form.  The POST Form now ...

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June 29

Ball State Philanthropy Advisory Council Seminar

June 29, 2017, Muncie, Indiana—Mr. Huffman will speak at the Ball State Philanthropy Advisory Council seminar regarding elder law issues at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

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