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May 16, 2019

10 Most Common Myths About Medicaid

1. I can’t give away anything and qualify for Medicaid.

This is a complicated area of the law and readers should consult with a Certified Elder Law Attorney before they transfer their assets. Although transfers between spouses are exempt, transfers to persons other than spouses usually subject the donor to penalties that result in periods of ineligibility for Medicaid.» Read More

May 06, 2019

How Can I Protect Myself From Financial Exploitation as I Age?

In our office, we think a lot about solo seniors – older adults who live alone and have no immediate family. Right now we are working on an unfortunate case where multiple bad actors took advantage of a vulnerable woman, taking hundreds of thousands of dollars.» Read More

May 03, 2019

What Should I Look Out for in Assisted Living and Nursing Home Admission Agreements? 5 Top Tips

It is Friday at 11 am and the hospital tells you that your mom is being discharged at 4 pm. They hand you a list of rehab facilities.

While trying to help your mom settle in, you are asked to sign a pile of paperwork.» Read More

Apr 01, 2019

New Jersey Legislature Passed Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act

Seven in ten Americans support the right of terminally ill people to die on their own terms.[1]  New Jerseyans will have that right as early as this week.  The New Jersey legislature passed the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act on March 25, 2019.» Read More

Mar 28, 2019

New Legislature Focused on Staffing Shortages in the Long-Term Care Industry

The New Jersey Legislature is taking concrete steps to improve the lives of individuals who require long term care services.  Several bills introduced this session are focused on ameliorating the staffing shortages that are so prevalent in the long-term care industry. » Read More

Feb 26, 2019

Solo Seniors

Last week I saw a new client who was seeking to be appointed as administrator of her friend’s estate, motivated by the fact that her friend had no family.  She had died unexpectedly and my client had called the police after trying repeatedly to reach her friend.» Read More

Feb 26, 2019

Evaluate Your Medicare Options While You Still Can

Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Plans continues to climb.  These managed care plans, otherwise known as Medicare Part C, offer many advantages for healthier seniors.  They have minimal co-pays and deductibles, and generally, cover services that traditional Medicare does not.

However, Medicare Advantage plans are run by private insurance companies and they have managed care plans, which means they restrict your choice of providers. » Read More

Feb 26, 2019

Welcome to Our Elder Care and Special Needs Law Blog!

Elder care and special needs are highly complex, regulated areas of the law.  They are also constantly evolving.  The goal of this blog is to educate consumers and other professionals on new developments, as well as to explore topics of interest to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and their families. » Read More

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