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Elder Law is a legal practice area that focuses on the unique legal issues affecting senior citizens, including estate planning, healthcare, long-term care planning, guardianship, and protection from elder abuse. Elder Law attorneys are equipped to provide legal assistance to seniors and their families, and they understand the complexities and nuances of laws and regulations that affect the aging population.

Overall, Elder Law attorneys work to protect the legal rights and interests of seniors, providing guidance and support to help them navigate the complex legal landscape and plan for a secure and comfortable future.

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Family gathering at the holidays considering how they will be Paying for Nursing Home Costs

Paying for Nursing Home Costs: A Guide to Medicare, Medicaid and More

Posted on: November 20, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Navigating the myriad of ways to pay for nursing home care can be overwhelming. However, with a clear understanding of nursing home costs and the options available, it becomes manageable.
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Working and Medicare

Can I Enroll in Medicare While I’m Still Working?

Posted on: March 16, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Here are some answers to common questions surrounding retirement postponement and Medicare coverage, including common misperceptions.
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Finding an Elder Law Attorney

Should I Consider Working with an Elder Law Attorney?

Posted on: March 10, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Elder law attorneys can assist family caregivers in understanding their loved one’s current situation and outlining possible solutions for the future.
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CDPAP will pay you to take care of Mom.

Getting the Government to Pay for you to care for Mom

Posted on: February 26, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Mom needs assistance and you are always there to help. Wouldn't it be great if you could get the government to pay you an hourly rate for what you are doing already? In New York State, the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) provides a unique approach to personal care that allows consumers to choose […]
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HIPAA rules

What Is HIPAA Authorization?

Posted on: February 3, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule permits the sharing of health information by healthcare providers, health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, business associates of HIPAA-covered entities and other entities covered by HIPAA Rules under certain circumstances.
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What to know about guardianship ?

How Does Guardianship Work?

Posted on: January 17, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
If you haven't had any experience with guardianship for adults with dementia, it's likely you don't understand just how complex it is. You are not alone.
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Open enrollment mistakes

What are Biggest Medicare Open Enrollment Mistakes?

Posted on: December 16, 2022 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Millions of retirees are in the thick of Medicare open enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.  However, many find the process challenging. Some don’t understand the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage, many are overwhelmed by Medicare advertising and only 4 in 10 people review their plan options each year, according to a July 2022 report from health care consulting firm Sage Growth Partners.
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Avoiding Guardianship

Is Guardianship a Good Idea?

Posted on: December 5, 2022 | By: David Parker, Esq.
A guardianship is a court-ordered relationship that is created to protect a person who is incapable of handling their estate or personal affairs. Guardianship law varies by state.
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Long-Term Care Insurance?

Why Long-Term Care Insurance ?

Posted on: November 11, 2022 | By: David Parker, Esq.
The financial consequences of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or any one of the rarer dementias can easily fall to the family of the patient. In any diagnosis that includes declining mental health, it’s important to get one’s financial house in order.
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An elder law attorney can help with paying for a nursing home

Can an Elder Law Attorney Help Me with Medicaid?

Posted on: November 3, 2022 | By: David Parker, Esq.
How can an elder law Medicaid attorney help?
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