Medicaid is a government program that provides health coverage to individuals, and it is the leading payor of skilled nursing facility care in the United
It’s Not Enough Just to Have Documents
Protecting your health and well-being is a top priority, especially as we get older. One important way to safeguard yourself is by creating a health
My Journey In Life Care Planning
For about 20 years, I have worked as an estate planning and elder law attorney. I consider myself lucky to have become a certified elder
Community Health Choices in Pennsylvania
As an estate planning attorney, it’s important to be aware of programs like the Community HealthChoices (CHC) Waiver that can help your clients as they
Time to Declutter
Years ago, my best friend’s parents passed away in an airplane accident. I vividly remember going to their house with my mother to bring food
Why Estate Recovery Sounds Worse Than It Is
We recently received a distressed call from a husband that we represented about a year ago on a long-term Medicaid application for his wife who
Why Didn’t the Nursing Facility Tell Us?
I recently met with a client whose husband was placed in the nursing facility about four years ago due to dementia. She did everything she
Understanding Deeds and Tenancy-Related Lingo
There are three main types of legal ownership of property. The first, “Tenancy by the Entireties” is reserved for married couples. If the property is
How Soon is Soon Enough to get a Life Care Plan?
A life care plan is a living, breathing, document that provides for you as you age. It is a tool that helps you plan for
Happy National Caregiver Day
One of the most overlooked and underappreciated groups are caregivers. Whether the caregivers are professionals or family members trying to help informally, caregivers are the
Get Ready George Jetson
I recently attended the national Life Care Planning Law Firms Association (LCPLFA) conference in Alexandria, Virginia. The speakers were terrific, but two got my undivided
What’s Not to Love?
What’s not to love? You may think you know, but peek into my world as a Bellomo employee and lead of the firm’s Life Care