Why An Electronic Will Won’t Replace Your Lawyer

Since COVID, it seems our lives have had to become e-EVERYTHING. This includes legal documents, like electronic wills, or “e-wills” that are gaining popularity. But don’t be fooled, though they may seem convenient, they can cost you more in the long run without a lawyer’s guidance. “Elder law is so specialized, so focused on an…

Will Your Funeral Be the Last Time Your Children Speak to One Another?

As a former minister and now as an attorney, I have been working with families in healthcare emergencies and crisis situations like death and dying since 1991. The death of a loved one is deeply painful, sobering and usually creates conflict within families.  Without some preparation on your part, it will create conflict in yours,…

Debunking Long-Term Care Denials: Don’t Take No For An Answer

Have you been denied a service or program for long-term care benefits?  You may qualify, but the source who denied you is giving you incorrect information or a half truth. The most common statement I hear from a potential client is they were told by someone they trust, like a professional or experienced friend, that…

Three Changes to the Long-Term Care Landscape You Need to Know

It’s hard enough to keep up with all the changes that come with this pandemic, isn’t it? Some changes just can’t be ignored, like the ones that affect your long-term care costs. And 70% of us will need it at some point! Elder Law Guidance is sharing three changes to long-term care to help you…

Don’t Lose the Farm! Paying for Long Term Care with Medicaid

I Just Lost $20K and No One Told Me? I have this kind of conversation every week with a potential client trying to qualify for Medicaid. We find they receive advice by a business office worker at a nursing home or friend with “experience.” They trust them when they advise them to “just spend down…

The physical challenges of aging in place

According to AARP aging in place is a goal for 3 out of 4 Americans aged 50 or more. These seniors and near seniors are willing to employ alternative solutions to facilitate this. The alternatives include home sharing (32%), building an additional or accessory dwelling unit (31%) and locating into villages that provide services which enable aging…

Veterans, home health care and technology

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has become an unlikely and innovative pioneer in the quest to provide cost-effective, quality in-home care for veterans. Although the agency has long been mired in controversies surrounding its programs, particularly arbitrary caregiver dismissals, the home health services sector of the VA has long been touted as an overall…