Stubbins Watson & Bryan January 2019

THE LEGAL NAVIGATOR JANUARY 2019

FROM THE DESK OF

Mike Bryan

Happy New Year! At the beginning of this new year, I wanted to let all of our readers know about a free report that I prepared, titled, “What Every Ohioan Should Know about Using Medicaid to Help Pay for Long-Term Healthcare Costs.” Here is the direct link to our website: www.swbwlawfirm. com/free-report-about-ohio-medicaid-benefits . Many do not know that this program can be used to help pay for home healthcare, assisted living, or nursing home costs. The report explains how the program can work for you, how you can still protect up to one half or more of your assets, and how your loved one can receive the care that they need. You will find answers to questions like: I’ve heard that there is a five-year look-back period. Doesn’t that mean I can’t protect anything? Will Medicaid pay for my care if my income is high?

This time of year, many people resolve to eat healthier. It’s a noble goal, but it can’t be accomplished through wishful thinking alone. There are infinite fad diets and eating challenges you can try in order to improve your diet, but more often than not, these methods produce fleeting results. It’s much more logical to transform your diet through simple, actionable steps rather than attempting a complete overhaul based on obscure me`thodology or marketing gimmicks. Fortunately, one of the biggest steps you can take to improve your diet is also a simple one: Increase the amount of local and seasonal produce in your pantry and on your plate. Fruits and vegetables are the cornerstones of nutritious eating habits, and sourcing from local purveyors guarantees you’ll get your produce at the height of freshness. In addition to the health and taste benefits of eating fresh produce that hasn’t traveled thousands of miles to land on a store shelf, seasonality and locality affect the sustainability and price of your food. “If people are prepared to eat locally and seasonally,” says philosopher and food theorist Peter Singer, “then they probably do pretty well in terms of environmental impact.”On the economic side of things, the shorter the distance between farm and store, the lower the price, which is why you can always find great deals at your local farmers market. To help make 2019 a year of seasonal eating, you’ll need to know what’s at peak ripeness each season. Of course, some of what’s available in your area will vary based on the climate where you live, but the vast majority of this guide will be applicable to the 48 contiguous states. AGUIDE TOEATING SEASONALLY What to Buy & Cook Throughout the Year

If I am married, does my spouse lose their assets too?

What is estate recovery?

What happens to my home? I have heard the state will attempt to take it.

Please feel free to download this report, or share this link with family or friends who could find this information useful. I look forward to talking to you again next month.

-Mike Bryan

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