Whether you or your parents are about to embark on a move to a nursing home, assisted living or a rehabilitation center or you are thinking ahead to the future of your loved one with special needs, the Elder Law Practice of Scott E. Collins, PLLC, is here to guide you. We are committed to helping ease your anxiety, alleviate your fears and answer your many questions. The high cost of health care can be daunting. We can help you protect your home, retirement and savings for your spouse and heirs. We have made it our mission to help families during times of crisis, transition and future planning, from creating wills to navigating through Kentucky’s complicated Medicaid and Veterans benefits programs and probate courts.
Helping Seniors & Their Loved Ones
People are living longer because of advances in medicine and healthcare. In fact, while everyone has heard that 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, many don’t realize that the fastest growing segment of the American population is people over age 80.
Planning to protect your nest egg for when, not if, a long-term care event strikes your family, can make all the difference when it comes to your ability to leave a legacy.
Our Practice Areas
Medicaid & Medicare Planning
Special Needs Planning
Veteran's Disability Compensation
Veteran's Wartime Pension
Estate Planning & Probate
Meet Our Team
Scott E. Collins, Esq.
Scott is a VA accredited attorney and a leader in Medicaid Law. He is trained to help claimants understand and pursue the VA benefits available to them. Scott is a Member of ElderCounsel and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. Scott was selected to Rising Stars for 2021. Rising Stars is an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys in specific practice areas who were chosen after thorough evaluation of numerous criteria.
Sarah-James Sendor, Esq.
Sarah-James earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law in May 2022. She became an Associate Attorney at Elder Law Guidance in October 2022 after serving as a Law Clerk within the firm.
Gina E. Collins
Gina graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Science. She has worked as a paralegal for over 16 years and has over 11 years of experience managing law offices and paralegal staff.
Estate Planning Basics: The Fast Track to Getting your Will~Living Will~Durable Power of Attorney
Description: At this webinar we will lead you through the key choices that help you make the decision for your will, your Power of Attorney and your Living Will. When you finish this workshop, your core estate planning documents are ready to go.
Medicaid Standards: Your Guide to Understanding Medicaid Income & Asset Standard for Long Term Care
Description: Understanding the rules of the Medicaid qualification standards and the solutions that we can provide to protect your home and your savings and how to receive long-term care coverage.
VA Pension Planning: Wartime Veterans – The Best Track to Qualify for VA Pension
Description: Up to $26,000 annually is provided to War time Veterans, but only 7% of all eligible veterans take advantage of this benefit that you’ve earned. In this Webinar, we will lay out the standards and the key steps to get you qualified.
What Our Clients Say
“I would recommend anyone nearing retirement to talk to Scott and get what needs to be done prepared for the future … A lot of times we think the future is way off, it’s not. I found that out myself.”
C.W., Richmond KY
“He was right there with me all the time to help me take care of everything… I had a small farm my mommy and daddy left me, which is the first thing they wanted…. He saved me a lot of things I could have lost if it hadn’t been for him.”
B.C., Irvine, KY
“We were dealing with a lot of emotions, a lot of really hard times and then you have to worry on top of that if somebody is going to hurt your family more… I never felt that with Scott and his team … Every time I came in, I felt welcomed and at that time I really needed that because it showed compassion when you’re going through a crazy, Topsy turvy life.”
S.H., Kirksville, KY
“I tried to do everything myself and the bills got so overwhelming with parents in assisted living and the nursing facility. I quickly realized I was not going to be able to make the money work so that’s the point I started searching for help ….Scott sat down with us and made us feel very comfortable … we went over the options we had and the things he could help us with…. There was no pressure.”