Evan Farr Teaches Course for Elder Law Attorneys Natonwide

~You Can Sign Up for a Similar Course for Consumers~ Last Thursday, Evan Farr conducted a national, attorney-only teleconference sponsored by the National Business Institute (NBI) on the topic of the Income Only Trust -- an asset … [Read more...]

Keeping Mom and Dad Safe at Home

Elderly parents generally prefer to remain living in their own homes as long as possible. However, remaining in their homes becomes a concern when children see their parents slowing down or starting to have trouble with handling … [Read more...]

Putting Home Care in Perspective

The Evolution of Home Care In the first century of our country's history there was no such thing as nursing homes or assisted living. Society was mostly rural and people lived in their own homes. Families cared for their loved … [Read more...]

Update on Virginia Life Estate Law

In June of last year, I wrote that "in the near future, life estates will no longer be considered exempt assets when applying for Medicaid." This was due to the fact that the Virginia General Assembly had recently passed … [Read more...]

Government Program Pays Family Members for Taking Care of Mom and Dad

Looking for a way to help Mom and Dad pay for Home care or assisted living? Perhaps you are their caregiver. Wouldn't it be nice to receive some extra income to help you provide their care? There is financial help available for … [Read more...]

Too Soon Old

A very touching poem has been winging its way across the Internet for a couple of years now, but I just recently read it for the first time. Often entitled "Crabby Old Man," you may have already seen it, but it's worth another … [Read more...]

Planning for Long-Term Care (Part 3)

In Part 1 of this series I outlined the necessity to create a good Long Term Care Plan and in Part 2 I discussed the three most essential documents found in that plan. The first essential document is a General Power of Attorney … [Read more...]

A Roundup of Key Elder Law Numbers for 2009

Below are figures for 2009 that are frequently used in the elder law practice, including the new Medicaid spousal impoverishment figures and the long-term care insurance deductibility limits. Medicaid Spousal Impoverishment … [Read more...]

Elder Mediation Resolves Family Conflicts

"My daughter is insisting I move in with her," complains Martha. "She just wants to control my life and take away my freedom," she continues. Jenny, Martha's daughter, worries that her mother keeps falling, and fears one day she … [Read more...]

Medicaid Asset Protection

What is Medicaid Asset Protection? Medicaid Asset Protection is the process of protecting assets from having to be completely spent to pay for the devastating expenses of long-term care, while helping to ensure that you (or your … [Read more...]