Medicaid Study Released by GAO: Methods Used to Reduce Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

On Monday of this week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released its report “Financial Characteristics of Approved Applicants and Methods Used to Reduce Assets to Qualify for Medicaid.”  This report was requested by several members of Congress,...

Helping Families Deal With the Financial and Emotional Costs of Dementia

As many of you know, May is National Elder Law Month.  The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has declared this month the time for Elder Law attorneys across the nation to take time out of their busy practices to help educate the public about Elder...

Durable Power of Attorneys for Medicaid Planning

Most elderly people who need skilled nursing care usually do not have legal capacity to sign appropriate documents. Legal capacity is needed to restructure assets to qualify for Medicaid benefits to pay for nursing home care.  A properly drafted durable power of...

An Experienced Elder Law Attorney Won’t Make This Mistake

As a law firm with our focus on elder law matters, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and related areas of the law, our lawyers participate in many forums to keep up to date with current developments in those areas of the law. One of those forums is a...

Long Term Care Planning Becomes More Difficult

An article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reminds us of how difficult a task it has become to plan for our long term care.  With the baby boomer generation turning 65 at the rate of 10,000 per day, the issue of long term care planning is becoming more...

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