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.”
“You don’t have to leave your family a lot of money. You really don’t have to leave them anything.
Just don’t leave them a mess.
Law Hesselbaum has made sure we won’t leave our family with a mess.”
M. C., Client of Law Hesselbaum and Law Elder Law