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Independence and Safety – A Delicate Balance (Part 1 of 2) - Elder Care Attorneys CT

  Fatal falls and injuries suffered by older Americans are increasing at an alarming rate. This poses a challenge at retirement and assisted living communities as well as nursing homes and private residences. Older adults are fiercely holding o… Read More
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How much money can you keep and be eligible for Medicaid benefits?

When applying for Medicaid benefits to help pay for long-term care, the applicant must list the value of all of their assets that are “countable” under the eligibility rules of the program, as administered in this state by the Connecticut Departm… Read More
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Proposed Changes to VA Benefit Eligibility Rules

Congress is currently considering legislation that would implement a number of significant changes to the rules for eligibility for VA’s “Aid and Attendance” benefit.  Those changes include – among others – an attempt to establish… Read More
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The Fight over the Personal Effects of Robin Williams

When people think about estate planning, and specifically about who they would like to receive their assets when they are gone, they tend to concentrate on the things that have a high monetary value, like bank accounts, investments, or real estate. … Read More
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Engaging Seniors Tips - Elder Care Lawyers CT

Elder Care Lawyers CT  The more socially active the elderly are, the less likely they are to become depressed. Depression, stress, and isolation can lead to health issues. This can happen easily to seniors living away from family. Whether seniors ar… Read More
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Why Bother with a Care Agreement?

In our last post we provided a brief overview of Care Agreements.  This week we consider a recent Louisiana court decision that illustrates a big problem that arises when relatives are paid for providing care services to a loved one and that arrang… Read More
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What is a Care Contract and why should you have one?

As individuals get older, they often need more and more help with their personal and financial needs.  It becomes harder to do a whole host of things ranging from paying bills and balancing a checkbook to keeping track of medications, transportatio… Read More
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