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What is Hospice Care and Who Pays for It?

Hospice care is care that is focused on making sure that people in the last stages of incurable diseases are able to spend their remaining days as comfortably and meaningfully as possible. The focus is on enhancing quality of life rather than prolong… Read More

End-of-Life Planning is Important

Kenny Rogers famously crooned, “The most that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.” Unfortunately, while death comes for all of us eventually, we can’t guarantee it will come so painlessly or gently. As difficult as it is to co… Read More

Nursing Home Costs Continue to Rise!

Nobody wants to need care in a nursing home, but the reality is that many people do. According to the Ohio Department of Aging, over 80,000 Ohio residents receive care in more than 1,000 nursing homes. Many of those who go into a nursing home are the… Read More

How to Protect Assets from the Nursing Home

Thousands of Americans need nursing home care every year. Many need this focused care because they are struggling with end of life illnesses or conditions that require constant skilled supervision. Nursing home care can be vital to preserving quality… Read More

What Is Elder Law?

Elder law is an area of legal practice that focuses on the specific needs of seniors. It covers a wide range of elements, including: Estate Planning Wills, Trusts and Probate Trust Administration Elder Abuse Elder Fraud Powers of Attorney Elderly Hea… Read More

4 Tips For Talking To An Aging Parent About Extended Medical Care

For many people, one of the most difficult conversations to have involves talking with an aging parent about extended medical care. Here are some tips for talking with a parent about future care. Read More

Talk With Your Elder Lawyer about Recent Medicare Changes

Recent changes to Medicare are giving elder lawyers and their clients some new options, meaning you may want to meet with your attorney to see if they apply to you. A class-action lawsuit was recently brought, and the proposed settlement has some big… Read More

Why You Need A Personalized Health Care Directive

When an elder lawyer’s client enters a hospital or other medical facility, he or she has the peace of mind that comes from knowing their health care wishes will be made clear to the staff. Sounds complicated right? Well it’s not. Because the atto… Read More

Ohio Veterans’ Benefits: Qualifications for Aid & Attendance

Ohio veterans’ benefits from the Aid & Attendance pension can help pay for in-home care, assisted living or a nursing home. Get the assistance of an Ohio elder law attorney to qualify for these little-used VA benefits. Depending on their long-t… Read More

Assisted Living or Nursing Home, which is Best for Your Loved One?

Assisted living and nursing homes offer different levels of care; choosing the right option depends on your loved one’s medical needs. If your loved one may need Ohio Medicaid, eligibility planning with the assistance of an Ohio elder law firm need… Read More

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