Category: Caregivers

Personal Care Contracts and Medicaid

By attorney Rick Law of the Estate, Asset and Retirement Tax Lawyers at Law Elder Law in West suburban Aurora in Illinois. Seniors suffering from dementia who wish to qualify for state-paid nursing home care are required to spend down until they only have $2,000 in countable assets (this number varies from state to state). […]

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Love and Affection

By elder law attorney Rick Law, managing partner at the multi-generation law form of Law Elder Law.  Serving seniors and boomers in Western Chicagoland, Illinois. When someone provides a service for someone else, there is an expectation of compensation, but when the same services are performed by a family member, the presumption is that the […]

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Is Your Disabled Child Protected After You Die?

By Rick Law, Elder Law Attorney and senior advocate at the multi-generation law firm of Law Elder Law in West suburban Aurora, IL.  Serving seniors and their families in Western Chicagoland . What do you do if you’re an elderly parent still caring for a disabled child who can’t care for him or herself?  Last […]

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“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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Feeling Trapped As a Caregiver

 By Elder Law Attorney Rick Law. As an attorney advocate for senior care in the Western Chicago suburbs, Rick Law and the friendly and experienced staff at Law Elder Law are here to help you get all your ducks in a row and plan for the worst-case scenario.     Recently Loretta, a caregiver client, visited […]

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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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Drafting a Powerful Personal-Care Agreement

By Elder attorney Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law, a multi-generation law firm serving seniors and their families in the West suburbs of Chicago, IL. Drafting an interfamilial care agreement is not a one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter task. Similar to creating an estate plan, simply pulling out a standard, generic employment agreement […]

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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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