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Elder Law can include estate planning, health care planning, planning for incapacity or mental incompetence, preparing applications for or the management of the receipt of benefits, guardianship, and asset preservation.

September 26, 2019

The Last Step of Your Estate Planning

It does not matter how much forethought you put into distributing your assets, or how expensive it was to draft your will or trust if the people bound by these documents do not know what they contain, or potentially that they even exist.
July 1, 2019
What is Elder Law?

What is Elder Law?

This field of law secures proper care and future security for the growing elderly population. More importantly, it is an opportunity to embrace the idea of pre-crisis management and planning for the future.
March 27, 2019
Aging & Needing Assistance with Activities of Daily Living

Aging & Needing Assistance with Activities of Daily Living

As we age, we often need assistance with ADLs. Occasionally our care needs are so great that a family member becomes the primary caregiver.
March 22, 2019
Using Immediate Annuities to “Spend Down” for Medicaid

Using Immediate Annuities to “Spend Down” for Medicaid

To qualify for Medicaid, a Federal program wherein the government pays a portion if not all of an elderly patient’s long-term care costs, an applicant cannot own more than $2,500 in countable assets.
December 6, 2018
Elder Abuse

Stan Lee Elder Abuse

According to the National Council on Aging, approximately 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse, and of the nearly 5 million cases each year, only 7% are ever even reported to the police.
November 7, 2017
Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act

Elder Abuse Prevention & Prosecution Act

A new federal law passed in October 2017 is aimed at combating Elder Abuse through a more thorough understanding of the issue and prosecution of the perpetrators.
July 9, 2015
Recognizing Elder Abuse: Real Threats to Seniors

Recognizing Elder Abuse: Real Threats to Seniors

Elder abuse is defined as “any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver to an elder person that causes personal, financial, or physical harm or serious risk of harm.”
November 14, 2014
Hospice Care—Choosing Wisely

Hospice Care—Choosing Wisely

Among its many attributes, Baltimore is one of the nation’s leaders in medicine. This reputation for high-quality health care extends to Baltimore’s hospice care providers as well. However, as detailed by a recent series of Washington Post articles, that experience is not universal.
October 13, 2014
The Highs & Lows of the Home Health Care Sector

The Highs & Lows of the Home Health Care Sector

As baby boomers approach and live past retirement age it is no surprise that significant demands will be placed on every industry associated with caring for the elderly.
July 16, 2014
Aging in Place

More Americans are aging in place. Can towns and cities adapt?

The age of the older American homeowner is upon us. The question is: Will communities be ready for the challenges that come with that?
June 11, 2014
Legal Services in Towson, MD

Nursing Home Admission Agreements

Nursing homes require a written “Admissions Agreement.” This is a complex and binding contract typically signed before admission occurs.
April 24, 2014
Preventing Elder Abuse

Preventing Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can take many forms. These include direct physical, emotional, or sexual abuse and indirect abuse such as neglect, abandonment, and exploitation.
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