You might be surprised at what a Pandora’s Box you can encounter when you hire a caregiver. Getting a little expert guidance will go a long way toward avoiding financial and legal problems.
Posts Categorized: Special Needs Planning
Will a power of attorney give me the authority I need to cause my unwilling 92-year-old parent to stay in an assisted living facility?
Another “ask the expert” question featured at www.est8planning.com. This one deals with the tough situation of having to override a senior family member’s choices when he she loses the ability to make good decisions.
Is there a legal way to protect any of my elderly parents’ assets and have Medicare/Medicaid pay for extended nursing home care in the event it is necessary?
Here is another featured question from the ElderCareMatters website. It deals with Medicaid qualification.
My parents moved from Missouri to Georgia; do they need new estate planning documents, and does the fact that my father has Alzheimer’s make a difference?
Another ask the expert question featured at www.eldercarematters.com. This one deals with the portability of estate planning documents and capacity to sign documents.
Do you recommend life estates or irrevocable trusts for Medicaid planning purposes?
Here is another of the “ask the expert” questions featured at www.eldercarematters.com.
Who can be named guardian for my wife who has dementia?
I was honored by being named the featured elder care expert of the week on the national website, ElderCareMatters.com. Each day, I will be answering questions posed by people from across the U.S. Here is the first question and my answer.
Keeping PACE with Elder Care Costs
PACE is a little-known program that may offer promising alternatives for elder care.
Obama to Enact End-of-Life Planning for Medicare – NYTimes.com
The New York Times reports that the Obama administration is putting “death panels” back into its overhaul of our health care system. It is using regulation to accomplish what it could not achieve through the legislative process.
From THE TIME HERALD (SEPT 22, 2010): THE NEED FOR PLANNING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS
If your ohana includes someone who has special needs, you should be aware of the planning opportunities that can provide for that person without sacrificing eligibility for benefits.
Police: Shocking Abuse of 91-Year-Old Caught on Video
MYFOXNY.COM – Authorities in Jersey City have arrested a home healthcare worker and charged her with abusing an elderly patient. The arrest came after the family of the elderly woman… Read More »