Elder Law Reports

7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Before You Choose a Nursing Home

Placing a spouse or a parent in a nursing home is likely one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever have to make. It’s not a decision anyone wants to face. To make matters worse, it is often a choice that must be made under pressure, with little warning.

AID & ATTENDANCE: SPECIAL CARE PENSIONS FOR WARTIME VETERANS

While many people are unaware it exists, the Veterans Administration (VA) Aid & Attendance Special Pension provides monetary assistance to wartime veterans – and surviving spouses of deceased veterans – who need regular personal assistance.

LIVING WITH ALS A Legal and Financial Resource Guide

This guide will serve as an introduction to a number of the common practical and legal issues ALS patients and their families encounter, in addition to some practical strategies for dealing with these issues.

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S A Legal and Financial Resource Guide

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be overwhelming. It opens up a new world of medical jargon, treatments, and routines. It also means making all kinds of adjustments to the way you and your family live. These life adjustments often include decisions that carry legal implications.

PAYING FOR NURSING HOME CARE: A GUIDE TO MEDICAID PLANNING

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is often accompanied by an incredible amount of anxiety and stress. Whether the need for long-term care is brought on by a sudden accident or by a long-term, progressive illness, this is likely an unhappy time for both the person entering the nursing home and those who are helping with the transition.

SET THE STAGE FOR MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY

The question of when to begin incapacity planning is fairly easy to answer. Since we cannot be sure how soon, how late, or even if tragedy will strike, implementing the necessary changes as soon as possible brings peace of mind knowing that you are covered should you become legally incapacitated.

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