Some of the early symptoms include memory loss, confusion, agitation, restlessness, difficulty sleeping, irritability, repetition of phrases or sentences, and rapid mood swings.
Words and phrases such as estates, nursing homes, mental incapacity, long-term care costs, trusts, and probate administrations do not exactly inspire feelings of wonder and excitement in most folks. Planning for these potential events can often seem a little scary and confusing.
At Darpel Elder Law, we hope to guide, teach, and see you through these legal mazes. To learn more about particular legal topics, please explore our blog.
A Resource Assessments will ultimately determine a married couple's specific asset levels to achieve Medicaid eligibility.
Probate is usually necessary only when a person dies having had sole ownership of an asset without a beneficiary designation.
Medicaid and Medicare are different programs that cover different health care needs.
The CDC states that one in four elderly people over 65 will fall each year, but more than half do not share this with their family members or primary care physician.
The Medicaid rules for a married applicant are designed to protect the Community Spouse from impoverishment.
The Five-Year Look-Back is something that should always be considered when Medicaid/nursing-home planning.
When Should We Begin to Plan for Our Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia-Related Disease?
Alzheimer's/Dementia patients should start nursing home planning as soon as possible. However, there are a lot of strategies that can be employed when an Alzheimer's/Dementia patient is already placed in a nursing facility.
Paying for medical care and accessibility services is a challenge for everyone, but especially for parents of disabled children. Modifying the home, providing educational opportunities for your child and obtaining the best medical care and services for your child is not cheap. What strategies are...
Comprehensive long-term care planning with an experienced elder law attorney can help seniors identify a solution that works for them.
Drafting a pet trust gives you complete control over how your pets are fed, walked, and exercised, as well as where they receive medical treatment and other issues requiring guidance.
An adult guardianship may be necessary when an elderly loved one has a debilitating physical or cognitive disability that affects their autonomy and their ability to care for themselves and to make financial and medical decisions on their own behalf.
Some thoughts on Elder Cyber and Digital Abuse.
For those Medicaid applicants with higher incomes, a QIT may be necessary to obtain Medicaid eligibility.
Kentucky statute defines probate administration as the process of winding up a decedent's estate in court.
Here is a very basic introduction to some trust terminology.
A revocable trust can be modified at any time. An irrevocable trust cannot be revoked, amended, or terminated.
Long-term care planning is a strategic plan to allocate funds or resources in order to pay for care facilities and medical needs in advanced age. Crisis planning is utilized when a loved one requires facility care or even home health assistance in the near future. Pre-planning details the planning stages required to effectuate a complete long-term plan.
How do you know what events trigger an update, and what new provisions should be added to estate planning documents?