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NASHVILLE, Tenn. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Tennessee Attorney K. Gabriel Heiser, author of the best-selling book ‘How to Protect Your Family’s Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets’ (ISBN: 978-0979080197), was recently interviewed for a podcast on the Caregiving Strategies website, with host Ellen Reaves.

In the 40-minute interview, Attorney Heiser and Caregiving Strategies host Ellen Reaves discuss some of the most common mistakes people make when planning for possible Medicaid coverage of a family member in a nursing home, as well as the basic income and asset rules that apply in all 50 states. They also discuss how people can pay for their nursing home care by positioning their assets to qualify for the Medicaid program, the only federal program that pays for long-term care in a nursing home.

“It’s not a matter of hiding assets or cheating the government,” says attorney Heiser. “Obviously, that’s illegal. However, it’s vitally important that people know what the rules are and what opportunities exist to protect their assets when preparing for a possibly lengthy-and always very costly-nursing home stay.”

During the podcast Heiser also discusses why he wrote his “Medicaid Secrets” book.

“After 25 years as a practicing attorney I wanted to find a way to reach more people than I could one-on-one in my office,” Heiser said. “My goal was to write a book that would inform the layperson about the extremely complicated Medicaid program. In the book I discuss what the rules are, what the various options are, and what the latest planning techniques are that would permit a person to qualify for Medicaid and get their nursing home expenses paid without going broke.”

To listen to the podcast, simply click the Play arrow on the podcast site at: .

For more information on the Medicaid Secrets book visit: or call 1-888-224-5988.

Caregiving Strategies ( ) contains numerous archived podcasts designed to provide education, information, and comfort to anyone caring for a family member.

Phylius Press, in Nashville, Tenn., is the publisher of books on Medicaid planning. Its flagship book, the best-selling “How to Protect Your Family’s Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets” by attorney K. Gabriel Heiser, was first published in 2007 and is now in its eighth edition (2014). For 25 years Heiser had a law practice that was limited to estate planning, elder law, and Medicaid planning.

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