Category Archives: Elder Law
An insurance policy intended to meet the medical and non-medical needs of a disabled or chronically ill patient.
Planning for the possibility of incapacity or disability regarding the control of your property, finance, and health care decisions.
A person who is unable by reason of any physical or mental condition to receive and evaluate information or to communicate decisions to such an extent that he is unable to provide himself with food, clothing, shelter, safety, or other care such that physical injury, illness or disease is likely to occur.
The appointment of a person to have care and custody of a minor or legally incapacitated person by the probate court.
Someone who is appointed to have custody of a person who is incapacitated or is a minor. Court appointed guardians must periodically make a report to the probate court regarding the individual for whom they are guardian. Parents are natural guardians for their minor children.
The physical, financial, or emotional abuse of an elderly person, usually one who is disabled or frail.
The preparation of a plan of administration and disposition of one’s estate using a will, trusts, gifts, power of attorney, etc.
Power of attorney that does not terminate upon the incapacity of the person who made it.
When a married person enters a nursing facility, a provision which may help protect some of the couple’s resources for the spouse who is not in a nursing facility.