Bay Area Estate and Elder Lawyer: Can Someone with Signs of Dementia Sign Legal Documents?

Millions of individuals are affected by dementia in their lifetime. Unfortunately, it is usually after a medical crisis like dementia hits that many families begin to think about estate planning. What people don’t realize, however, is that it may be “too late” under the law to make a plan after dementia strikes. This is usually […]

Santa Clara Elder Law Attorney Answers: Is Long-Term Care Insurance a Good Investment?

As a Santa Clara elder law attorney, I get this question quite a bit. Should I invest in long-term care insurance? The answer is… maybe. Let me explain. First, you should consider the fact that the Department of Health and Human Services estimates that anyone reaching the age of 65 has a 40% chance of […]

Understanding the Process to Obtain a Conservatorship in Santa Clara County

Even with the best intentions, most senior citizens don’t plan for a future in which they may be incapacitated. Perhaps they didn’t want to face the prospect of losing autonomy, or perhaps they fell ill before they had a chance to plan. Either way, for those with elder relatives and loved ones who no longer […]

San Francisco Peninsula Elder Law Lawyer: 5 Red Flags of Financial Abuse

The elderly are too often targets of unscrupulous individuals who may try to take an unsuspecting senior’s money. Seniors are especially vulnerable as they become less cognitively able and thus more dependent on other adults. Unfortunately, elder financial abuse is common in California. As your San Francisco Peninsula elder law lawyer, I want to let […]

Silicon Valley Elder Law Attorney Warns: “Adult Children May Be Responsible for Their Parent’s Nursing Home Bill!”

Most people don’t realize the high cost of nursing home care until an aging parent’s health declines to the point that they need to move into one. As a Silicon Valley elder law attorney, I can’t stress enough that this is a really bad time to learn that your family could need to come up […]

Compensation for Being Your Parent’s Caregiver | Bay Area Elder Law Attorney

If you are providing care to your parent, you are probably doing it without being asked and without compensation. It probably isn’t on your mind at all. But I can tell you as a Bay Area elder law attorney, it should be. As a society, we value our elders and provide the care they need […]

What is Long-Term Care… and Why Do I Need to Think About It Now?

By Gary Brainin, Bay Area elder lawyer As a Bay Area elder lawyer, I help people plan for long-term care costs on a regular basis. Long-term care can include any service that helps people who have a prolonged illness. The illness can be a physical disability or a cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s disease or […]

Bay Area Elder Law Attorney: BIG Changes Coming for Nursing Home Contracts

The Centers for Medicare and Medi-Cal Services (CMS) just made a momentous change of federal nursing home regulations. Nursing homes are now banned from using pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements. This means nursing homes can no longer force you to sign away your right to due process. Let me explain…. Before this regulation change, nursing homes […]

New Medi-Cal Recovery Rules for 2017

As those of you who have been to my seminars know, when a person has received Medi-Cal benefits, that person’s estate may be subject to Medi-Cal Recovery. That means the state can recover for the costs of certain services it paid for during the person’s lifetime. As of January 1, 2017, the rules regarding what services are recoverable […]

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