I'm Scott Collins, an Elder Law Attorney, and founder of Elder Law Guidance. I specialize in helping families save everything they have worked as they plan for their retirement years. The retirement and freedom are often saddled with anxiety and uncertainty. The high cost of health care and nursing home care can crush families. We can protect your home, retirement and savings for your children and heirs. We have made it our mission to help families during times of transition and future planning, from creating wills or navigating through Kentucky's complicated probate courts to protecting against abuse and discrimination or assisting you with obtaining Veterans benefits and Nursing Home Care. We are committed to helping ease the anxiety, alleviate the fear and answer your many questions.

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Care Plan 101: Set Yourself Up for Success as a Caregiver

From agingcare.com come this very informative article for caregivers: What is a Care Plan? A care plan is a tool that professional caregivers and long-term care providers use to ensure their patients’ needs are met with timely, high-quality responses. Family caregivers can benefit from using a similar approach to either organize their daily tasks or create a…

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Social Security Beneficiaries Will Receive a 2 Percent Increase in 2018

In 2018, Social Security recipients will get their largest cost of living increase in benefits since 2012, but the additional income will likely be largely eaten up by higher Medicare Part B premiums.Cost of living increases are tied to the consumer price index, and an upturn in inflation rates and gas prices means recipients get…

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Problems with Guardianship Abuse Leading to Calls for Reform

A growing problem with adult guardianship abuse is giving rise to calls for reform of the system. Vulnerable elderly can get caught in the guardianship system, being harmed and exploited by the very process that is supposed to protect them.A guardian is someone appointed by a court to make decisions on behalf of an incapacitated individual…

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Why You Should Use a Lawyer for Medicaid Planning

Many seniors and their families don’t use a lawyer to plan for long-term care or Medicaid, often because they’re afraid of the cost. But an attorney can help you save money in the long run as well as make sure you are getting the best care for your loved one. Instead of taking steps based…

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Compare Proposals to Replace The Affordable Care Act

“President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have committed to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). How do their replacement proposals compare to the ACA? How do they compare to each other? Plans available for comparison: The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (PDF) – Updated 7.13.17 The American Health Care Act, as passed…

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6 Things to Consider Before Making a Gift to Grandchildren

Grandparents often are particularly generous to grandchildren as they see their family’s legacy continuing on to a new generation. In many cases, grandparents feel they have ample resources and their children or grandchildren may be struggling financially. Assistance with summer camp fees, college tuition, wedding costs or the downpayment on a first home, can relieve…