How to Talk to 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 [...]

2020-04-09T12:11:29-05:00April 9th, 2020|

Americans of All Ages are Creating Their Wills During COVID 19 Pandemic – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

There has been an explosion in the numbers of Americans rushing to make their will online. Understandably, the coronavirus pandemic has created the scramble to set up wills and end-of-life-directives. However, online do it yourself (DIY) wills are often deemed invalid as they do not comply with all of the legal requirements of your state. [...]

2020-04-04T12:02:43-05:00April 4th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-03-29T10:58:55-05:00March 29th, 2020|

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 some regulations [...]

2020-03-29T10:25:53-05:00March 29th, 2020|

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 exchange [...]

2020-03-29T10:25:52-05:00March 29th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-03-29T09:55:51-05:00March 29th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-03-25T13:13:42-05:00March 25th, 2020|