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Blog Roundup: Caregiving Spouses/SNTs and Child Support/Home- and Community-Based Care

SNA attorneys have ongoing involvement with a wide array of issues faced by individuals with disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them. Below is a sampling of recent posts from member blogs:

New Report Finds that Spouses Who Are Caregivers Are More Likely than Other Caregivers to Perform Demanding Medical/Nursing Tasks

A study finds that spouses who are caregivers are less likely to receive in-home assistance from health care professionals, home care aides, family members or friends than adult children who are caregivers. Read about it.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/2014/04/new-report-finds-that-spouses-who-are-caregivers-are-more-likely-than-other-caregivers-to-perform-demanding-medicalnursing.html [1]

Ongoing Child Support for a Child with Special Needs and Creation of a Special Needs Trust

Can creating a special needs trust for an adult child substitute for paying child support to a custodial parent? Learn more.

https://www.bjflaw.com/firm-news/ongoing-child-support-for-a-special-needs-child-and-creation-of-a-special-needs-trust [2]

Update on Home- and Community-Based Care Programs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued guidance for states in the design of home- and community-based programs funded by Medicare and Medicaid. Read on.

https://bwlaw.blogs.com/estate_planning_bits/2014/03/update-on-home-and-community-based-care-programs.html [3]