Category: Assisted Living

A New Way to Think About Long-Term Care

By Attorney Rick Law of the Estate, Asset, and Retirement Tax Law Firm at Law Elder Law in West suburban Aurora.  When we are asked by families to recommend a skilled care facility, our old refrain is; “Choose the care, not the curtains!”  In other words, investigate what it’s like to live in a facility […]

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Nursing Home Residents’ Rights

By Rick Law, founder and managing partner of Law Elder Law in Aurora, Illinois.  At LEL, we know that the world has changed. Thankfully, we can help; We make the complex easy to understand. The Federal Nursing Home Reform Act lays out the rights of the residents. Under the federal act, a nursing home facility is […]

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Escalation of Care Required

By Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law.  Rick Law and daughter attorney Diana Law are the lead attorneys at the multi-generational law firm of Law Elder Law. Serving seniors and their families through elder law services, estate planning, guardianship, probate, wills and trusts, and much more in Kane, Kendall, DuPage, Will […]

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Smoke in the Kitchen!

By elder law attorney Rick Law, founder of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law, senior advocates and elder care lawyers in the Western Chicago suburb of Aurora, IL. Memory loss can manifest itself in many ways.  All too often, it is ignored by both the individual and their family members.  After all no […]

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Dealing with an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis. What Will You Do?

By Senior Advocate and Estate Planning Attorney Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law, a Multi-Generation Law Firm serving DuPage, Kane , Kendall, Will, Cook and other Counties in Illinois. Alzheimer’s disease has become all too prevalent among our nation’s seniors.  Worse yet, every family will inevitably feel the shockwaves caused by […]

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Government Benefits and You

By Estate Planning attorney Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law – senior advocates and elder care attorneys located in Aurora, IL Medicare is primarily designed to provide care for people over the age of 65 who can get well, and is supposed to pay for acute care assuming the person […]

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Medicare Versus Medicaid

By Elder Law Attorney and Senior Estate Planner Rick Law, managing partner at the Estate Planning Center of Law Elder Law in west suburban Aurora, IL. Medicare is the federal medical insurance plan for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, but Medicare does not cover the kind of long-term care that those inflicted with Alzheimer’s […]

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Winning the Diagnosis Lottery

 By Elder Law and Estate Planning Lawyer Rick Law.  Law Elder Law provides legal services for seniors in the West Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. When it comes down to it, the health-care system isn’t a whole lot different from a lottery system. If someone gets a diagnosis that has a  Medicare reimbursement code, then Medicare […]

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The Marriage of Technology and Alzheimer’s Caregiving: Staying Safely at Home Longer

 By Attorney Rick Law, managing partner at the Estate Planning Center of Law Elder Law in West Suburban Chicagoland. The Oaks, a United Methodist Continuous Care Retirement Community, is located in Orangeburg, near Charleston, South Carolina. What attracted us was the exciting work being done there to give people diagnosed with dementia the ability to live […]

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Elder Law’s Most Frequently Asked Questions: How Can I Find The Best Care For My Loved One?

By Rick Law, Chicagoland Area Attorney and Estate Planner Do you know where to turn for assistance when crisis or illness strikes? We at Law Elder Law have many connections with care facilities and services in your community.  We are here to help you find care services that are the right fit for you and your […]

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