Category: Adult Illness

“Outmoded Medicare”

By Rick Law, Elder Law Attorney at the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law.  The multi-generation law firm of LEL serves seniors, boomers, and their families in Kendall, Kane, DuPage, Will, Cook and other counties in Illinois. The world was different in 1965. I remember most of the aged poor of our community went […]

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The Caregiver’s Contract

By elder care attorney and senior advocate Rick Law, founder and managing partner of the multi generation law firm of Law Elder Law, serving seniors boomers and their families in West suburban Aurora in Illinois. It is believed that caregiving has detrimental health and psycho-social consequences for caregivers. People frequently hear stories of the healthy […]

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The Caregiver’s Burden

By Rick Law, elder law estate planning attorney, and founder of the multi-generation law firm at Law Elder Law.  LEL is home to the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law in Aurora, IL. Personal-care agreements are important for the person receiving the care, but they are also important for the caregivers. Individuals that take […]

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The Slippery Slope of Memory Loss

By Rick Law, elder care attorney and estate planner at the Estate Planning Center of Law Elder Law in Aurora, serving Kane, Kendall, DuPage, Will, Cook, and other counties in Northern Illinois. Almost every day I learn more about the subtleties and surprises within the elder care journey. At Law Elder Law we often work […]

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Is It Too Late To Right the Ship?

By Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law.  LEL is a multi-generation firm serving seniors and their families in Aurora, IL just West of Chicago off of the I-88 tollway.   An all too familiar phone call came into our office the other day: “My mom […]

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The True Cost of Long-Term Care

By Rick Law, J.D. founder of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law.  Rick and daughter/attorney partner Diana Law are part of the caring team at Law Elder Law. Serving seniors, boomers, and their families in West suburban Chicagoland in Illinois. It is not uncommon, when talking to a man about the possibility of […]

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Bookkeeping by the Caregiver

By Elder Law Attorney Rick L. Law. Rick is the founder of the multi-generation estate planning and elder law  office of Law Elder Law, serving Kane, Kendall, and DuPage counties in Illinois. The caregiver’s bookkeeping service is an invaluable tool that can help ensure that the caregiver is able to accurately record time and expenses. […]

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Personal Care, Medicaid, and Fair Market Value Wage

By Rick Law, J.D., founder and managing partner at the multi-generation law firm of Law Elder Law, home of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law in Aurora, Illinois. Is your caretaker being compensated appropriately for their services? It is important to demonstrate that the caretaker is being paid fair market value, particularly if […]

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Personalizing the Care Contract

By Estate Planning Attorney Rick Law.  Rick and his daughter Diana are the lead attorneys at Law Elder Law in the West Chicagoland suburb of Aurora, IL, just off of the Farnsworth exit of the I-88 tollway. A qualified and experienced elder law attorney will customize a personal-care agreement for your loved one as much […]

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Alzheimer’s and Affected Loved Ones

By Rick Law, elder law and estate planning attorney at the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law, a multi-generation law firm serving seniors, boomers, and their families in the Chicago suburb of Aurora, IL. Alzheimer’s disease has no known cure, and managing its’ effects daily is a guessing game at best. The Alzheimer’s care journey […]

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