Multigeneration Living

    The current economic downturn brings to light the obvious – the vulnerability of anyone who has not prepared to weather the financial storm. According to a recent report, Living Longer on Less: The New (In)security of Seniors, produced by The Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP), a research institute at the Heller…

Read more

Importance of Power of Attorney

How can a Power of Attorney help keep you out of a nursing home? A  Power of Attorney is more powerful that you think and a document that is not given much thought. To clarify, a power of attorney is a document that you sign to name a person of your choice, who you wish to…

Read more

Threat Over Health Care Reform

  Last Friday, someone left a threating message on my office phone because I deal with living wills, which help people make life-or-death decisions beforehand – in case they are ever put on life support. But somehow, confused people believe I am promoting the violence and confrontations at recent town hall meetings about health care…

Read more

Health Care Bill (HR 3200) – Truth

  THE TRUTH ABOUT MANDATORY CONSULTATIONS UNDER THE PROPOSED HEALTH CARE BILL. In the name of the country, political opportunists on both sides are distorting the provisions contained in the health care Bill (HR 3200). Both sides bent on scaring consumers of their points of view into believing something that is not true.  On the Left…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more