May 16, 2011
Law Elder Law attorney, Diana Law, spoke to The State Journal Registerregarding Illinois’ laws on Medicare. When asked what she thought of the state’s current laws protecting seniors’ money, she said, “They’re so draconian and punitive. It’s going to be terrible for seniors and terrible for families.”
The State Journal Register went on to report that, “she said the rules would unfairly penalize seniors giving financial assistance to relatives during the economic downturn.
The rules could lead to more family tension, and could result in some seniors being involuntarily discharged from nursing homes when they are denied Medicaid coverage despite exhausting their assets, she said.”
“We would be lost without Law Elder Law! We walked in their doors over a year ago feeling lost and confused. With a father/father-in-law suffering from Alzheimer’s, we were overwhelmed by the Medicaid process, selling his home, protecting the assets he worked for his entire life, and finding him a memory-care facility that we could trust as his new home.
Law Elder Law helped with all of it! From the minute we walked out of our first meeting, we knew we (and he) were in good hands. We could not have possibly navigated all that had to be done without their expertise.”
A.M., Client of Law Hesselbaum and Law Elder Law