Maybe You Don’t See Yourself as an “Elder”, But –

By Linda T. Cammuso May is National Elder Law Month, as well as Older Americans Month.  For attorneys who specialize in estate planning, these occasions provide us an opportunity to highlight the importance of planning and awareness around aging-related legal issues...

Vital steps to take after you lose a loved one

Losing a loved one is devastating and stressful. From planning burial ser­vices and notifying family members and friends, to fulfilling the wishes of your loved one and managing their finances, as well as avoiding family squabbles, the experience can be overwhelming....

Do you need an elder law attorney?

With people living longer and the healthcare and financial worlds growing more complicated, it is likely that you or a loved one will someday find yourself in need of an elder law attorney. Like many labels, the term “elder law” is often times used without a proper...

Medicaid: No time to be penny-wise, pound-foolish

We all love to save money, but when it comes to applying for MassHealth (Medicaid) benefits in a nursing home, the wise approach is to use an attorney to help you through the process. Applying for Medicaid is extremely complex… Be sure to read Medicaid: No time to be...

What you should know about paying for nursing home care

Receiving care in a nursing home is a scenario that many seniors will face. Whether it’s a short-term rehab stay following an illness or operation, a hospice stay at the end of life, or simply a need for daily care due to aging, nursing home stays are a reality for...

Medicaid/MassHealth: When is it too late to apply?

by Linda T. Cammuso Consider the following scenarios: • “My Medicare days are running out and I still need more rehab; what do I do now?” • “My mother needs nursing home care, and she never planned for this event — is it too late to apply for MassHealth?” Read Linda...