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How to Choose a Long-Term Care Facility

By Ted Gudorf, JD, LLM Choosing a long-term care facility that is right for yourself or a loved one is an important decision based on many different moving parts and variables. As such, it is critical to assess this choice as objectively as possible… Read More

Nursing Home Residents’ Rights During COVID (and Beyond)

You make the decision to help a family member move to a nursing home with your loved one’s best interests at heart, typically because they need a higher level of care than they can receive at home or in assisted living. That doesn’t mean the deci… Read More

Protecting Senior Investors From Exploitation: FINRA Rule 3241

Senior investors are often especially vulnerable to exploitation by those who are obligated to protect their financial interests: financial advisors and brokers who provide financial advice and manage their investments. In a recent study, one in twen… Read More

How to Plan for Nursing Home Costs

There’s a bumper sticker that says, “Be nice to your kids—they’ll be picking out your nursing home.” But while the saying might be good for a laugh, your monthly nursing home bill sure won’t be. AARP has estimated that 35% of people who a… Read More

Will Medicare Cover Your Hospital Stay?

Imagine that you discover you have a life-threatening illness. Fortunately, it is discovered early enough for treatment to be effective. You go to the hospital, have surgery, and spend two nights on the surgical ward before heading home to recover. Y… Read More

Moving a Nursing Home Resident From One State to Another

It’s a fairly common scenario: an older person, whose adult children may live in different states, begins to need more care than they can get at home. The older person and their family make the decision that nursing home care is needed, and a p… Read More

Understanding the Different Types of Dementia

As you can imagine, we see many people in our law office who have a loved one suffering from dementia. Family members and spouses often find themselves needing to make decisions to keep a patient and their assets safe. Unfortunately, the nature of de… Read More

Protecting Yourself From Three Scams That Target Seniors

As members of the Baby Boom generation moves into their golden years, marketers will shower them with attention in hopes of garnering a share of their cash. Unfortunately, so will scammers. Older Americans have always been a popular target of scammer… Read More

May is Elder Law Month!

There are plenty of things to celebrate in May, but one that you’ve probably never considered is “National Elder Law Month.” While celebrating elder law may not be as immediately satisfying as celebrating, say, “National Hambu… Read More

Understanding the Medicare Skilled Nursing Benefit

Many people need skilled nursing care on a shorter-term basis, typically after an illness or injury has sent them to the hospital, but before they are up to caring for themselves at home. In these cases, Medicare does offer coverage for care in a ski… Read More

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I have worked with Ted on seminars and also by sending him clients. The seminars we have done revolved around retirement planning and special needs trusts. We have always received a high rating from attendees in terms of content and presentation of m… Read More
– Bob Caperna, Insurance & Retirement Planning, New York Life Insurance Company, was with another company when working with Ted at Gudorf Law Group, LLC

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