Category: Elder Law

May 30, 2017 | Elder Law

ABLE in Massachusetts: The Attainable Savings Plan

The ABLE Act (Achieving a Better Life Experience) was signed by President Obama on December 19, 2014.  Despite much delay, on May 10, 2017, Massachusetts enacted its own ABLE program called The Attainable Savings Plan.             The ABLE Act allows disabled individuals to hold more than $2,000 in specifically designated accounts without losing their public... More
May 30, 2017 | Elder Law

Aging Life Care Professionals Month

May is Aging Life Care Professionals (ALCP) Month!  What, you may ask, is an Aging Life Care Professional, and what do they do? An ALCP is a highly experienced health care professional, usually a social worker or nurse, but also includes mental health professionals, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and others.  Many have had experience in... More
April 25, 2017 | Elder Law

Caring Committee: A Planning Tool for Clients Without Families

Anyone who has ever sat alone in a doctor’s office and  attempted to listen to the physician’s diagnosis and suggested treatment, while simultaneously trying to remember which questions to ask, understands the challenge of coordinating ones’ own care. Never mind trying to do so while ill or suffering from cognitive impairments. Older individuals are particularly... More
February 28, 2017 | Elder Law

Medicare “Improvement Standard” Education Campaign to Finally be Implemented

As Aging Life Care™Managers, we often assist our clients who have been hospitalized to find the best skilled nursing facility for rehab services before going back home. Under Medicare regulations, patients are entitled to up to 100 days of rehabilitation in a skilled nursing facility following a three day hospital stay.    Many seniors are under... More
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