Legal Articles, Elder Law

CCRC vs. Assisted Living Communities: The Real Difference

Whether we are talking about CCRCs or rental retirement communities, some offer more in the way of amenities and services than others. Naturally, newer communities will typically offer the latest and greatest in terms of amenities, but even well-established places fight to keep up and often renovate and add new services plus amenities to keep pace.

A NEW APPRECIATION FOR CAREGIVERS…

Although I have counseled estate planning, conservatorship and estate administration clients for years and thought I knew the hardships that caregivers faced, the adage about "walking a mile in someone else's shoes" has proven that I had no idea how difficult it is to care for a loved one.

What You Need to Know About Probate Estate Administration in Minnesota

This article summarizes the basics of probate law in Minnesota and gives helpful tips for those with questions regarding the probate process.

Nursing Home Injuries That Call for Legal Action

When we place our loved ones in nursing homes or adult living facilities, we expect them to be cared for in a safe, clean and professional environment. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and incidents of injuries, neglect, or even abuse of the elderly in nursing homes occur all too frequently.

Guardianship Litigation

A brief overview about Guardianship Litigation.

Should All States Permit the Use of Medicaid for Assisted Living?

The question of using Medicaid funds for assisted living is a big one for many in the elder care field. As we have discussed before, Medicaid is a joint state and federal program.

Alzheimer’s Disease vs Age Related Memory Loss

There was a recent article discussing Nobel Prize-winning Professor Eric Kandel’s 50+ years of research on the topic of memory loss and Alzheimer’s Disease.

You Can Pay Your Medicare Premiums Online

Online bill paying has become a popular way to make paying bills easier, and now you can pay your Medicare premiums online too. If your bank allows customers to pay bills online, you can use that service to pay your Medicare premiums.

Why Hiring an Elder Law Attorney Can Save You Money with Medicaid and Asset Protection Planning

Some 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. An Elder Law 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.

How do Medicare and Employer Coverage Work Together?

Medicare benefits start at age 65, but many people continue working past that age, either by choice or need. It is important to understand how Medicare and employer coverage work together.

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