Topic: The Wesley at Home
There are 34 Continuing Care at Home Providers nationally and the model is gaining traction in many urban and suburban areas, especially on the East Coast. Continuing Care at Home offers a way for middle income/resource adults 60+ to self-fund long term care, protect assets, and may be used to avoid Medicaid or to spend down community spouse resources and ensure that they don’t need Medicaid in the future. These programs offer coordinated services with a focus on wellness, plus help members age in place by offering long term care benefit payments for chronically ill members. Continuing Care at Home has been in Maryland regulations for over 20 years (legal authority can be found under Title 10, Subtitle 4, of the Human Services Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 32.02.02), but The Wesley at Home is the only Program currently pre-enrolling members (Baltimore County and Baltimore City only). There are tax benefits to membership, long term care benefits are portable, and family caregiving is supported. The maximum daily benefit amount limit for chronically ill members is $350/day for 2022. The Wesley at Home aims to help adults age on their own terms in their own homes. Continuing Care at Home can be a powerful planning tool to help clients fund and navigate long term care.
Jason Frank, Esq.
The Wesley at Home
A Program of The Wesley Inc.
Jason Frank is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA Emeritus), retired from private practice, and former legal counsel for the Baltimore County Department of Aging. He has 40+ years of experience as an attorney in Maryland. He has been a part of passing significant legislation to benefit older adults within the State. He has been involved with the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) for over 30 years- joined in 1988, served on the Board for 6 years and co-chaired the Public Policy Committee for 4 years. He co-founded the ELDR section of the MSBA and served as Chair twice. He is a published author of the text, Elder Law in Maryland and Maryland Medicaid Long Term Care, and taught elder law at The University of Maryland Carey School of Law and The University of Baltimore Law School. He is a longtime advocate for older adults. Jason has served on the following boards: LifeBridge Planning Committee, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center, Myerberg Senior Center, and many other legal, cultural, and aging endeavors. Jason serves as Legal Co-counsel and Secretary for the Board of Directors of The Wesley Inc. He is leading a Program Committee that has developed a Continuing Care at Home Program called The Wesley at Home. The Wesley at Home has been approved for feasibility study and has received a preliminary certificate of registration from the Maryland Department of Aging to pre-enroll members.
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