What You Need To Understand About Estate Planning – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. WWW.ELDERLAWCARE.COM

Estate planning may sound like the domain of the very wealthy, however, in the eyes of the law, an estate is simply the aggregate of property an individual owns, and most everyone owns something. Property ownership includes individual as well as jointly owned bank accounts, stocks and bonds, retirement accounts, real estate, jewelry, vehicles, your [...]

2020-05-10T15:35:50-05:00May 10th, 2020|

How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Finances and Estate Planning – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

It is essential that as your parents' age, you have conversations with them about their finances. To broach the topic, you might bring up current events like the coronavirus pandemic, its effect on economic conditions, and how it relates to the security of their financial future. The conversation should come from a calming place of [...]

2020-04-18T13:43:46-05:00April 18th, 2020|

Helping Seniors Avoid Loneliness While Maintaining Social Distance – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

The medically recommended protocols for social distancing and government mandates that restrict large gatherings of Americans to slow the spread of the coronavirus are minimizing our abilities to interact with each other. This isolation holds especially true for those seniors who live alone or in long term health care facilities. Human beings are, by nature, [...]

2020-04-18T13:37:14-05:00April 18th, 2020|

Disability Planning is the Most Overlooked Area in Estate Planning – The Big 6 Disability Documents You Need Now! – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

Kevin stands at the door of Winnie’s nursing home room, tears streaming down his face. The medical staff just finished inserted a feeding tube into Winnie – an act Kevin knew she didn’t want. Unfortunately, Winnie couldn’t express her wishes due to advanced dementia, and she had no legal documents that expressed her wishes not [...]

2020-04-14T17:18:54-05:00April 14th, 2020|

Long Term Care Problems, Policies, and Proposals – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

Americans are facing an escalating long-term care (LTC) crisis. Industry driven, massively underpriced policies are playing fiscal catch up with hefty premium rate increases. This price increase is forcing some aging Americans to abandon their policy while others struggle to reduce their amount of LTC coverage to keep their rates affordable or reduce their future [...]

2020-04-11T15:46:40-05:00April 11th, 2020|

How to Address Resident Abuse in Senior Living Facilities – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

If you have an elderly family member or friend living in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, it is imperative to stay attuned to the signs of abuse to your loved one. The National Center on Elder Abuse reports the most common types of abuse include physical (29%), psychological (21%), gross neglect (14%), financial exploitation (14%), [...]

2020-04-11T15:40:33-05:00April 11th, 2020|

Veterans Administration Closes Regional Benefits Offices During the Pandemic – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COCM

All Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices are closed to the public for veteran walk-in claim assistance, counseling, scheduled appointments, and other in-person services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The offices will remain open to essential personnel as services will be provided to veterans through the Veterans Administration website (VA). Specific claim question information [...]

2020-04-11T15:23:09-05:00April 11th, 2020|

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

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 [...]

2020-04-11T15:19:02-05:00April 11th, 2020|