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Alaska Advance Health Care Directive

An advance health care directive allows you to name someone else to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to make your wishes known, as well as allowing you to give instructions in advance about some treatments. This classrooms gives some background information and covers appointing your agent, providing instructions for treatment options and completing the form.

Alaska Advance Health Care Directive Form

You have the right to give instructions about your own health care. You also have the right to name someone else to make health care decisions for you. This Advance Health Care Directive form lets Alaskans give specific instructions for any aspect of your health care to the extent allowed by law. That includes letting you express an intention to make an anatomical gift following your death, letting you make decisions in advance about certain types of mental health treatment, and letting you designate a physician that you want to have primary responsibility for your health care.

Alaska Long Term Care Ombudsman

Investigate and resolve complaints by older Alaskans (60+) who reside in long term care facilities, if the complaint relates to a decision, action or failure to act by a provider of long term care sercies, a public agency or a social service agency that may adversely affect the safety, welfare or rights of the older Alaskan.

Medicaid Qualifying Income Trust Basics - Miller Trust FAQ and Brochure

A Miller Trust (or irrevocable income trust) allows Alaskans who are over-income for Medicaid to become income-eligible by limiting their access to their own income by placing it in the hands of another party (the “trustee). This FAQ and brochure give an overview of Miller Trusts and issues to consider in deciding if this is the best option to meet health care needs.

Miller Trusts - "Qualifying Income Trusts"

A Miller Trust, also known as a "qualifiying income trust" is a type of trust that allows a person to be eligible for Medicaid even if his income is above the Medicaid limits. The trust document itself must be written by an attorney - but here you can find information about what a trust is, why -- or why not -- a trust might be helpful, how to set up a trust and how it works.

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