Working With an Elder Law Attorney and Geriatric Care Consultant

The prospect of a loved one becoming disabled, incapacitated, or entering into a Long-Term Care (“LTC”) nursing facility is daunting. There are myriad, deeply-complex issues to navigate through to identify and provide the appropriate and compassionate level of care for a spouse or elderly parent in dire circumstances.

How the Age Wave Will Transform Health, Longevity and Medicine

This is an excellent presentation by Ken Dychtwald on the challenges facing our society and the health care sector due to our aging population.

The Ten Most Avoidable Estate Planning Mistakes

Only 4 in 10 Americans have an estate plan in place, and many of those have the wrong estate plan. Estate plans are not just for the rich and famous. Most people have at least one thing of value, such as money in the bank, a car or a home. Far too often, people make the mistake of failing to properly plan for economic security for their families should they encounter incapacity or death.

5 Things to Have Before Your Kids Go Off to College

May is graduation month. This is a time when many of you may be celebrating your child's academic achievements, and even getting ready to send them off to college. During this hectic and emotionally tumultuous time, you may be all-consumed with helping prepare your soon-to-be college student for the next phase, causing you to overlook important estate planning matters.

Proving a Transfer was Made for a Purpose Other Than to Qualify for Medicaid

Medicaid law imposes a penalty period if you transferred assets within five years of applying, thus increasing your burden to pay for long-term care. But what if the transfers had nothing to do with Medicaid? It is difficult to do, but if you can prove you made the transfers for a purpose other than to qualify for Medicaid for long-term care (LTC), you can avoid a penalty.

Often Forgotten Provisions to Include in Your Estate Plan

Even if you’ve created an estate plan, are you sure you included everything you need to achieve lifetime protection and peace of mind? There are certain provisions people often forget to put in a will or estate plan that can have a big impact on your family.

How Does the Medicaid Look-Back Period Work?

One area that causes a lot of confusion with regard to Medicaid is the look-back period. Medicaid, unlike Medicare, is a means-based program, which means that you are only eligible for it if you have very few assets.

Estate Planning Involves More Than a Sticky Note

There are some moments in life that merit planning and focused effort beyond just writing something down on a sticky note to place on your refrigerator. Example: someone calls an attorney’s office “just to ask a question” about a legal issue and is surprised to be told that a consultation is required before advice can be provided.

Addressing Long Term Care and Estate Planning

America’s elderly and disabled members face a looming crisis.  A gathering storm approaches.  And it centers on the ever-increasing costs of providing care to those who are unable to care for themselves.  Millions of our citizens are forced to go broke, spending down their hard-earned life’s savings and selling their homes, to pay for nursing home or other Long Term C

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