At the initial meeting we will explain how the Medicare/Medicaid long term care system actually works and dispel the misinformation you may have received. We will gather the facts and then discuss your concerns. There is no cost for the initial meeting, which averages about ninety minutes. We encourage as many family members as possible to attend. Financial advisors, family attorneys and other interested parties are welcome to attend these meetings, with family approval. We will let you know if we are able to assist you and how much our services will cost. In most cases, the older citizen is our client and will pay our fee. Unlike many other attorneys, we do not charge for phone calls or for office visits for most of our services. Ideally, clients would come to us before there is a crisis but a crisis is often the motivating factor for folks to seek our knowledge, skills and problem solving capabilities. We can often help to preserve assets even if someone is already in a Nursing Home. Details of the many areas in which we practice, including: asset preservation/Medicaid planning; Medicaid application submission; a variety of legal documents; guardianship; probate; Medicaid estate recovery; and more, are available through the navigation bar on the left side of this page.
Not all of our clients are “elder”. Younger people whose condition may lead to a future nursing home admission might also benefit from our services. In addition to natural aging, our clients are often dealing with the consequences of: dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease; stroke; Parkinson’s disease; multiple sclerosis; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS]; repeated falls; financial and physical abuse; and a host of family entanglement issues. We are comfortable dealing with functional and dysfunctional family members; our assessment of the family dynamics may have an impact on the possible courses of action we suggest.