Will I Lose My Home to the Nursing Home? – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

Home ownership is the American Dream. People work hard all their lives to own a home, and it is often their most valuable and significant possession. So when health begins to fail and the need for long-term care arises, we often get this fear-filled question from our clients: will they take away my home? The …

Probate Court Alert Due to Corona Virus – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

The sudden rise of the coronavirus, COVID-19, has left many unprepared and confused. There are numerous reports of shortages of antibacterial hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and even toilet paper, but now this epidemic has lead to shut down and closures to public services including a current limitation at our Probate Courts for the safety of …

Telehealth Replaces Many In-Person Medical Appointments – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

Through the use of videoconferencing over wireless devices and remote health tech monitoring, telehealth can connect patients to vital health care services. According to the American Hospital Association (AHA), fully 76 percent of US hospitals are using some form of telehealth for their patient groups.    During this COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has freed up …

Medicare to Cover More Telehealth Services – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it has increased access to Medicare telehealth services. This means that Medicare beneficiaries can receive more benefits from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. The terms “telehealth” and “telemedicine” refer to the ability to …

Senior Living Workforce Issues During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

Fears that provisions in a coronavirus-related relief action by the US government could have severely curtailed the workforce in senior assisted living, independent living, memory care, and continuing care retirement communities provide a cautionary tale. The bill, HR 6201, is a multi-billion dollar aid package known as Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The bill has recently been signed into …

Understanding the Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Seniors – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.com

We are living in confusing and scary times. The senior population has been identified as the most at-risk demographic for COVID-19. Information coming out about COVID-19 is very fluid, which can also contribute to overall stress. Thankfully there are ways to try and manage stress and stay as healthy as possible during this time thanks …

Ways to Hold Title to Property and Which Trust is Right for You! – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

For many people, real property, including their home, is a big part of their overall net worth. How the home and other pieces of real property is titled deserves careful consideration. Real estate constitutes the land and any structure, including vegetation, livestock, crops, and other natural resources that sit on the land under the state’s …

Understanding Social Security Disability Income and Qualifications – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. www.ELDERLAWCARE.COM

Anyone can become either temporarily or permanently disabled. Some projections are estimating that Americans in their 20s today have an approximate 30 percent chance of experiencing a disability profound enough to cause them to miss three or more months of work before retiring. Despite the risks, most Americans do not carry short or long-term disability insurance. …

Baby Boomers in the 2020s – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. www.ELDERLAWCARE.COM

The baby boom generation is comprised of those Americans born 1946-1964, and according to the US Census Bureau (Bureau of Census), their numbers are estimated to be 73 million strong. This number represents nearly 20 percent of the American public. As they enter their 60, 70, and 80th decades, their influence will help to guide …

Passing on Family Values as Part of an Inheritance – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. www.ELDERLAWCARE.COM

Successfully addressing and legally formalizing inheritance of family values and assets can be challenging, especially if parents wait too long to begin instilling family values. Undoubtedly the best time to teach and empower your children as eventual inheritors of your family legacy is during childhood, then continuing throughout adulthood. Waiting until your later stages in …

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