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It happens every day; unfortunate and often unexpected circumstances require loved ones to enter skilled care facilities. Everyone has heard the nursing home “horror stories” and this fear can leave individuals paralyzed about how to ensure that their loved one

Planning for Assisted Living in New Jersey

Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) are a relatively new option in the continuum of care for seniors.  The concept emerged in the 1990’s as an alternative for those whom independent living was not appropriate but did not require the 24 hour

What do they mean when a lawyer asks me if my parent has capacity?

It is common for relatives of an elder individual to contact estate planning attorneys on behalf of an elder loved one and it is just as common for the law firm to pose initial intake questions prior to the first

Why do I need to worry about Medicaid when I am covered by Medicare?

This question has been posed to our firm constantly. However, there is a strong likelihood that many individual have the same question; “If I paid into “the system” long enough to receive Medicare, why would I ever need to worry

Announcing Our New Attorney – Andrea Di Dio

Andrea Di Dio graduated from Roger Williams University School of Law located in Bristol, Rhode Island where she focused her legal studies primarily on elder law and estate planning. She returned home to North East Pennsylvania. Andrea has a strong

Responsible Party Provisions of Nursing Home Admission Agreements

Under the Omnibus Reconciliation Budget Act of 1987 (OBRA ’87), it is a violation of federal law for a skilled nursing facility to require the guarantee payment by a third party of prospective resident’s nursing home expenses. See CFR §

Five Reasons Not To Transfer Your House To Your Children

Many seniors consider transferring their homes to children to protect it from long term care costs . This do-it-yourself strategy may accomplish one goal while creating a litany of other problems. . . 1. If the house is sold during

Caregiver Agreements

Goldberg Law Group recommends family members enter into a care agreement with the loved one they are helping. Even though it may be uncomfortable to enter into a contract with your parent (“we’re family!”), we counsel clients that if the

Joint Tenant on Bank Accounts

I often see a senior parent put children on a bank account to allow them to write checks on his or her behalf to facilitate paying for bills. While this does make it easier for the child to pay for

Working Together

A couple of months ago I received a call from Goldberg Law Group to work with a woman whose sister-in-law, Susan, would not be able to stay at the assisted living facility where she lived for the past 3 years


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