Category: Long Term Care

Is Alzheimer’s Disease Fatal?

By Rick Law of Law Elder Law. Rick hosts multiple seminars a month at the Estate, Asset Protection, and Retirement Tax law firm at LEL in Western Chicagoland in Illinois. There is a common misconception: that Alzheimer’s is not a fatal disease. Most people still do not realize the basics of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is […]

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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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Choosing a Nursing Home

by Rick Law, founder of Law Elder Law, Estate, Asset & Retirement Tax Attorneys in the West Chicago suburb of Aurora in Illinois. Recent studies reveal that nearly 70 percent of those 65 and older will eventually need some sort of long-term care assistance. When a family reaches the point where it becomes necessary for […]

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Do I Need a Caregiver Agreement?

By Estate, Asset and Retirement Tax Lawyer Rick Law of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law.  Familial caregivers are typically compensated according to what the state along with your attorney determines to be “Fair Market Value”.  This may prevent transfers of money from one family member to the next from being counted as gifting […]

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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 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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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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