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THE ABLE ACT WILL HELP TO INCREASE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS

In December 2014, the federal government enacted a new law called “The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act” (“ABLE”).  The general premise of ABLE is to permit certain disabled individuals to set up a special bank account that would be di… Read More
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NEW LAWS AND TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP PREVENT FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF SENIORS

Life Care Planning Lawyers – CT While there is currently no national tracking of instances of financial exploitation of elders, a recent study conducted by the National Institute of Justice found that about 60 percent of the study’s adults ov… Read More
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What is Lewy Body Dementia?

has been extensive media coverage on the life and death of legendary actor, Robin Williams. One recent revelation made about one year following his sudden death was that Williams had been living with Lewy Body dementia (LBD). What does that really me… Read More
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Understanding Adult Protective Services

There are some misconceptions around the role of Adult Protective Services (APS) in the lives of vulnerable adults. Discussions of involvement of APS can elicit feelings of fear or anger due to the assumption that involuntary changes will then occur.… Read More
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Changes to Connecticut Probate Fees

Prior to the start of the State of Connecticut’s current fiscal year that began on July 1, the State’s General Assembly made some important changes to how the state’s Probate Courts are funded.  The new budget reduces state funding for the Pro… Read More
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Top Twenty Problems with Skilled Nursing Facilities (Part Four of Four)

At Weatherby & Associates, PC, we encourage our clients and their families to “be the squeaky wheel” and to never hesitate to advocate for patient rights for nursing home residents. That is one of the overall recommendations outlined in the 2… Read More
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Top Twenty Problems with Skilled Nursing Facilities (Part Three of Four)

Navigating the care of a loved one in a skilled nursing facility can seem very daunting for family members and friends entrusted with the role of advocate. Justice in Aging compiled a handbook called “20 Common Nursing Home Problems—and How to Re… Read More
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Court Approves Use of Short-Term Annuities for Medicaid Planning

Immediate annuities are among the tools elder law attorneys use to help married nursing home residents qualify for Medicaid coverage while protecting the standard of living of the healthy spouse and to help preserve assets for the families of unmarri… Read More
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Top Twenty Problems with Skilled Nursing Facilities (Part Two of Four)

Many of our clients have approached us for advice about nursing home placement for a loved one. Part One of this blog explored five common problems outlined in Justice in Aging’s 2005 article “20 Common Nursing Home Problems—and How To Resolve… Read More
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Using Annuities for Long-Term Care Planning

Insurance agents and financial institutions often advertise annuities as the perfect way to generate retirement income. While annuities can be a valuable retirement tool, if you are buying an annuity as part of a Medicaid planning strategy, you need… Read More
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