Search for Elder Law Attorneys

Most Recent Articles rss

Long-Term Care Scorecard Finds States Have Room for Improvement

A new report finds that states have made incremental improvements in providing long-term care, but need to achieve more gains in order to meet the needs of the growing number of people who require long-term care services.  

Read article»

Take These Three Steps When Your Child Turns 18

When your child reaches the age of 18, you no longer have the same level of access to, or authority over, his or her financial, educational and medical information. There are steps you can take to make sure your child is protected. 

Read article»

Medicare Preventive Services: Whatís Free and What Isnít?

Medicare-eligible Americans who are signed up for Medicare Part B as part of Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) can take advantage of a wide range of preventive services that include fully and partially covered screenings, vaccinations, and counseling services.

Read article»

Can Medicaid Put a Lien on Property After It Goes Through Probate?

My mother was a Medicaid recipient who passed away in New York City less than a year ago. She owned a co-op apartment that was transferred to me after it went through the probate process. Months later, I received a letter from Medicaid saying that it was putting a lien on the apartment. Can Medicaid do this after the apartment has gone through the process in court?

Read article»

District Attorney Charged with Defrauding Nursing Home Is Jailed

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, on trial for bribery and fraud, including defrauding a nursing home, pleaded guilty to one count and was sent to jail. The plea ended his trial after two weeks of testimony.

Read article»

Can I Take My Mother Out of a Nursing Home Over the Objections of Her Agent Under a POA?

My eldest brother, who is my mom's agent under a power of attorney, has put my mom in a nursing home. She does not want to be there -- she wants to live with me. Can I take her out of the nursing home?

Read article»

Relief From Medicare's Part B Late-Enrollment Penalty Offered to Some

Medicare is offering relief from penalties for certain Medicare beneficiaries who enrolled in Medicare Part A and had coverage through the individual marketplace. 

Read article»

Can I Create a Special Needs Trust in My Will to Benefit My Husband?

I am age 74. Can I create a special needs trust in my will to benefit my husband if he ever needs Medicaid assistance to pay for long-term care? If I do create such a trust, what happens to the funds during his lifetime if he never needs care or never needs financial assistance? Can the trustee distribute the trust funds to him before he decides to apply for Medicaid?

Read article»