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Questions To Ask A Long-Term Care Facility

By Eric Millhorn |

When an elderly parent or loved one can no longer live on their own, it is time to consider a long-term care facility. These facilities help residents with daily activities, such as getting dressed or preparing meals, as well as with their medical care. Choosing a long-term care facility is not easy, and you… Read More »

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How Guaranteed Are Pensions?

By Eric Millhorn |

In most cases, pensions are better for employees than most company offered 401K plans. Today most pension plans in private companies have been phased out in favor of the 401K plans, and fewer employees have what was traditionally considered a guaranteed pension. For those receiving pensions, there may be a feeling that their pension… Read More »

Introduction to Long Term Care Planning

By Eric Millhorn |

You may have heard of long term care planning before, but you may not know exactly what it refers to. In the world of elder law when this term is used, it is referring to something very specific. At the end of life many people need extended care in environments that can meet their… Read More »

Medicaid Planning Frequently Asked Questions

By Eric Millhorn |

In the United States, long-term health care is extremely expensive. Many people who find that they are facing a diagnosis like Alzheimer’s or other degenerative conditions may not have the money to pay for the care that they need. Even some people who have saved money may find themselves destitute after spending all their… Read More »

Protecting your Assets when a Spouse Needs Long-term Care

By Eric Millhorn |

When a loved one is ill, there are a lot of concerns. Is she getting good care? How will we pay for the care? What happens if he cannot come home? Among the concerns that trouble people the most is the fear that the cost of long-term care will exceed one’s financial resources. In… Read More »

Why Having an Estate Plan is Not Enough: The Top 3 Things You can do to Protect Yourself and Your Heirs

By Eric Millhorn |

From Anna Nicole Smith to Archie Bunker, there have been dozens of high profile celebrity probate disputes in the past two decades. Many of these legal battles center around abuse, neglect, or poorly drafted legal instruments. Often, these cases also involve nontraditional family arrangements and late life marriages. When Anna Nicole, 26, married J…. Read More »

Medicare Changes May Lead More Seniors to Stay at Home

By Eric Millhorn |

Nationwide, there is a growing movement among state legislatures to push for reforms aimed at keeping seniors out of nursing homes. This push comes from a lot of places. For some, concerns about abuse and neglect make people avoid admission as long as possible. Others simply feel dehumanized by being taken out of their… Read More »

When Families Fight in Probate Court

By Eric Millhorn |

In a world where elder law attorneys seem to make more money representing feuding siblings than from providing skilled preventative advice to seniors, it should come as no surprise that probate has become one of the most controversial and contentious areas of practice in recent years. Will contests, trust disputes, and adult children fighting… Read More »

2015 Report Ranks Florida 33rd in Senior Health

By Eric Millhorn |

For millions of American retirees, Florida is a lifelong dream. Mild winters, plentiful beaches, and year-round activities make our state on of the best places to retire. This is further proven by the rise in Florida boomtowns like the Villages, which is presently the fastest growing town in America, as reported by CNBC.com. With… Read More »

What is a Medicaid Penalty Period?

By Eric Millhorn |

When it comes to Medicaid, you may have heard talk of a “penalty period.” It is a real problem for some seniors hoping to use Medicaid to pay for long-term care. Here, we will address how a penalty period works and what can be done to minimize the effect of a penalty period. Who… Read More »

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