Having Conversation with Elderly Parents

  We are having a difficult time dealing with our parents whose health is rapidly failing. They refuse to discuss moving and are shutting us out. How should we approach them about these issues?   Why is anyone surprised that when a person refuses to consider moving out of their home. Especially when the move is to a…

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What is Medicaid ?

Medicaid is a federal program that provides payment for medical care for persons who are unable to pay for medical care. It covers physicians’ services, hospital care, medications, supplies, and other necessary services. It also pays for the expenses of long-term care in a nursing home or an adult care home. The Medicaid program is…

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Forced discharged from Hospital

As an Elder Law Attorney, I experience first hand  the same pain, anguish, struggle and frustration a family goes through while taking care of their loved one. Our health care system is so broken and complicated that it has simply forgotten the notion it was created on. Every one is treated as one fit size all regardless…

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Why Plan Your Estate ?

The knowledge that we will eventually die is one of the things that distinguishes humans from other living beings. At the same time, no one likes to swell on the prospect of his or her own death. But if you, your parents and other loved ones postpone planning until it is too late, you runt…

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Will or Trust ?

This is one of most common question I get asked all the time from my clients & radio listener, should i have a Will or Trust ? Let me start by explaining the difference between a Will & Trust . Will & Trust do exactly the same thing: who gets what when I die. But they…

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What is Elder Law?

Most simply put, elder law is a legal specialty focusing on the legal needs of seniors. But that begs the question a bit. What are those legal needs? How do they differ from the legal needs of non-seniors? How do we define ‘seniors’? Unfortunately, many of the legal issues seniors face arise from their loss…

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Should I have a Safe Harbor Trust?

This was the question asked by one of the callers during a recent AgingOptions radio show. This is a very common & good question that I get from my listeners & clients all the time. The answer to this question is if your estate is worth between 50k -1.5 million dollars, you should take a very…

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