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  • 7-Feb-2017

    Medicaid Myths

    MEDICAID MYTHS Medicaid is a combination federal/state program that provides financial assistance for long-term skilled nursing care to qualified individuals. Most people who require long-term skilled nursing care will ultimately need to apply for ...
  • 13-Jul-2016

    10 Early Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer's

    10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Early diagnosis of dementia provides the best opportunities for treatment, support and planning for the future. The Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) has released the following list of signs ...
  • 9-Jun-2016

    Long-Term Care Costs Continue To Rise

    Long-Term Care Costs Continue to Rise Genworth, a long-term care insurance provider, has just released the findings of its 2016 survey on the costs of providing long-term care. Not surprisingly, costs have increased since the 2015 survey. In fact, ...
  • 14-May-2016

    Early-Onset Alzheimer's

    Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Hits Hard An estimated 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease—an irreversible, degenerative disorder of the brain that affects problem-solving abilities, behavior and speech. It is typically ...
  • 14-May-2016

    Home Improvements to Consider for Aging in Place

    Home Improvements to Consider for Aging in Place Americans are getting older, and most want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. As a result, many homeowners are taking steps to modify their homes so they will be able to safely and ...
  • 16-Apr-2016

    The Future of Long-term Care

    The Future of Long Term Care and How to Finance It Long-term care is becoming an important issue for our nation to address. We have 78 million aging baby boomers. The costs of long-term care to these baby boomers can be catastrophic and few people ...
  • 14-Feb-2016

    Critical Decisions As Boomers Turn 70

    Critical Retirement Decisions as Boomers Hit Age 70 Happy milestone birthday, Baby! 2016 is the year the first baby boomers will reach age 70. It is also the year for some critical decisions that will affect your retirement years. Here are some ...
  • 21-Jan-2016

    How Effective is Your Power of Attorney?

    Many of our elder law clients come in having already executed a power of attorney. However, in most cases, the document presented does not grant the agent the client believes it does. If the client still has capacity, he or she can execute a new, ...
  • 19-Jan-2016

    What Happens if a Family Member Becomes Incapacitated?

    What Happens if a Family Member Becomes Incapacitated? The Unpopular Topic of Discussion Every Family Needs to Have Just bringing up the possibility of someone in your family becoming mentally or physically incapacitated is often difficult. We tend ...
  • 19-Jan-2016

    How to Take Care of Yourself as You Take Care of Others

    Feeling Squeezed in the Middle of a Generational Sandwich? How to Take Care of Yourself as You Take Care of Others Raising your kids, working, trying to take care of yourself, and now caring for an aging parent? That makes you part of the Sandwich ...
  • 7-Jan-2016

    Few Have Long-Term Care Insurance, But Most Will Need It

    A 2010 poll by the SCAN Foundation, “an independent, non-profit public charity devoted to transforming care for older adults in ways that preserve dignity and encourage independence,” found that not many Californians are taking steps to ...
  • 16-Dec-2015

    Why Use Irrevocable Trusts as Part of Medicaid Planning?

    Many people are familiar with revocable or living trusts, but few know the benefits of an irrevocable trust. The first step is understanding the differences between the two types of trusts. A revocable (living) trust allows for a technical change of ...
  • 22-Nov-2015

    Why Plan For Long-Term Care

    Most Americans over the age of 65 will need some type of long-term care services. The average private cost of long-term care in North Carolina is $80,000-$90,000. There are essentially three ways to pay for that care: long-term care insurance, ...
  • 20-Nov-2015

    Healthcare Power of Attorney or Living Will

    A healthcare power of attorney and a living will are inter-related, they are different documents. You may choose to have either or both, depending on your objective. A healthcare power of attorney appoints another individual who is authorized to make ...
  • 3-Nov-2015

    Countable versus Non-countable Assets

    In North Carolina, an applicant for Medicaid is allowed only $2000 in countable assets. The applicant’s spouse is allowed to keep one half of all the couple’s countable assets, up to a maximum value of $119,220 (2015). Countable assets ...
  • 15-Oct-2015

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    At Kelli Y. Allen Immigration & Elder Law, we strive to be different from the average law firm. It is our philosophy that each client deserves to not only be treated with dignity and respect, but also deserves personalized legal counsel—not ...

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