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10 Most Common Myths About Medicaid

1. I can’t give away anything and qualify for Medicaid. This is a complicated area of the law and readers should consult with a Certified Elder Law Attorney before they transfer their assets. Although transfers between spouses are exempt, transfers to persons other than spouses usually subject the donor to penalties that result in periods…

How Can I Protect Myself From Financial Exploitation as I Age?

In our office, we think a lot about solo seniors – older adults who live alone and have no immediate family. Right now we are working on an unfortunate case where multiple bad actors took advantage of a vulnerable woman, taking hundreds of thousands of dollars. Although their children and other close family members are…

New Legislature Focused on Staffing Shortages in the Long-Term Care Industry

The New Jersey Legislature is taking concrete steps to improve the lives of individuals who require long term care services. Several bills introduced this session are focused on ameliorating the staffing shortages that are so prevalent in the long-term care industry. A2442, recently signed into law, establishes reciprocity for out-of-state certified nurse aides. This will…

Solo Seniors

Blogs > Elder Care and Special Needs Law Blog Last week I saw a new client who was seeking to be appointed as administrator of her friend’s estate, motivated by the fact that her friend had no family. She had died unexpectedly and my client had called the police after trying repeatedly to reach her…

The Most Expensive Lesson on Password Management

Blogs > Elder Care and Special Needs Law Blog Cryptocurrency executive Gerald Cotten died recently at the age of 30. His death provides a sad lesson about the importance of thoughtful estate planning. Although Cotten apparently executed a Will shortly before his death, he did not share his digital wallet password. In his case, this…

Evaluate Your Medicare Options While You Still Can

Blogs > Elder Care and Special Needs Law Blog Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Plans continues to climb. These managed care plans, otherwise known as Medicare Part C, offer many advantages for healthier seniors. They have minimal co-pays and deductibles, and generally, cover services that traditional Medicare does not. However, Medicare Advantage plans are run by…

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