Idaho Estate Planning - A Longer Life Requires a Better Estate Plan

Living longer changes the dynamics of financial planning. Old age can be very expensive. Everyone is different and there is no way to predict the future. That is the challenge of planning for later years. Challenging to predict your future lifestyle, including where you will live, and...

Idaho Elder Law - Maintaining Control in Later Life

"Who speaks for you if you are not able to speak for yourself? Who determines what kind of care you want at the end of life, how your finances are handled, how your estate will be distributed? You do … but only IF you've prepared ahead of time. Below, we outline the types of documents that are...

Idaho Elder Law - Care Facilities Struggle to Implement Requirements for Dementia Patients

The Boston Globe article, titled “Dementia care lacks oversight in Mass., data show,” says that despite the delays, state regulators are not conducting spot checks for compliance—they’re already just too busy with routine monitoring of more than 400 nursing homes. However, the state...

Idaho Elder Law - Some New York Nursing Homes Collecting Debts by Filing for Guardianship

Mr. and Mrs. Palermo had planned ahead for the worst possibilities of aging. Mrs. Palermo had given power of attorney and health care proxy to her husband, Dino. But when Mr. Palermo and the nursing home caring for his wife got into a dispute, the nursing home filed a guardianship petition...

Idaho Elder Law - Protecting Your Assets From Nursing Home Costs

Medicaid is a federal program, but administered differently and with different regulations in each state. Some states, like Florida, have relatively lenient eligibility requirements while other states, like New Jersey, are more restrictive. The "Get out of Dodge" plan is one attorney's advice...
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