With October being Special Needs Law Month, we want to send a special shout out and thank you to all of the caregivers out there.
These largely unsung heroes, many of them family members, not only give their time, kindness, love and support willingly to their loved ones with special needs, but also serve as their chief advocates, companions, guardians, decision-makers, money managers, drivers, social directors and so much more.
We created a special video (see below) about caregiving just for you. You can watch it here. We thank you for all that you do to help enhance the quality of life for your loved ones.
Elder Law Associates PA is honored to work with many people with special needs and their family members and caregivers on special needs planning, setting up comprehensive care plans, so your loved ones will not be at risk from estate taxes or the long-term care costs of caregiving. We can assist your loved ones with applying and qualifying for Medicaid. We can help set up an asset protection plan, Special Needs Trust or Supplemental Needs Trust, and we can create a durable power of attorney, designation of health care surrogate and living will for you, and help you apply for guardianship for your loved one with disabilities or special needs. Contact us for more information.
Inside this month’s newsletter, our Associate Attorney Cassandra Jelincic, Esq. discusses what happens if you die with a Last Will and Testament in place vs. without a Will. We also update you on the latest scams today affecting seniors (and everyone!). Did you know that scams cost Americans a whopping $3 billion a year? We also created a video on one of the most important advance directives you can have – a designation of health care surrogate – a legal document that names a person who can make healthcare decisions for you if you are unable to due to illness or injury. Finally, if you are buying or selling a home in Florida, you’ll want to find out more about Florida deeds here. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us or call (561) 750-3850 or 1-800-ELDERLAW to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.
Enjoy a healthy, safe and happy Halloween!
Ellen & Howie
Ellen S. Morris, Esq, Partner
Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, CAP, Partner