Elder Law

Scammers and Senior Fraud in Missouri

2018-05-07T16:55:01+00:00

Frauds and scammers are on the rise. The DOJ's Big Bust Proves it. Far too often, scammers in Missouri and across the US are getting the upper hand at the expense of seniors. Senior fraud in Missouri isn’t greatly different from other states. But the results are sometimes devastating. Aging adults and their families need [...]

Scammers and Senior Fraud in Missouri2018-05-07T16:55:01+00:00

Estate Planning for Seniors with Special Needs

2018-05-07T16:55:02+00:00

Developmental Disabilities on the Rise What kind of preparations are important to make for aging adults with developmental disabilities? Because we’re seeing more children in these situations, we also expect to see adults, and aging adults with special needs. With autism, for example, reported to be on the rise, it’s a good thing that more [...]

Estate Planning for Seniors with Special Needs2018-05-07T16:55:02+00:00

“Mom, What Does Irrevocable Mean?”

2018-05-25T00:00:06+00:00

Kids sometimes ask the strangest things, especially after watching TV ads. Eight year old Sally was watching TV one lazy Sunday morning when an interview aired between a local estate planning attorney and a news reporter. The topic was the irrevocable trust, a term Sally had never heard before. So she asked the smartest person [...]

“Mom, What Does Irrevocable Mean?”2018-05-25T00:00:06+00:00

What Happens to Your Family When You Die

2018-05-25T00:06:03+00:00

Everyone who knew Sam said, “He’s a great guy.” Sam was one of those people who seemed able to talk himself out of just about any situation. But when Sam suddenly passed away, his family found themselves with a mess on their hands, and no amount of talking would save them from spending an inordinate [...]

What Happens to Your Family When You Die2018-05-25T00:06:03+00:00

Eric Knew His Dad Shouldn’t Be Driving…

2018-05-07T16:55:04+00:00

It was late when the phone rang, but Eric knew from the tone of his father’s voice that the news was not good. “What is it, Dad?” Eric asked, afraid to hear the answer. “Eric, I’ve had a car accident. I’m fine, but there is some damage.” “Dad! That’s your 3rd accident in two months!” [...]

Eric Knew His Dad Shouldn’t Be Driving…2018-05-07T16:55:04+00:00

Elder Abuse: How to Spot It, How to Stop It

2018-05-15T19:43:23+00:00

When Linda (not her real name) arrives at the nursing home for her weekly visit with her mother, she is surprised to find her sleeping. In the middle of the day? Rousing Mom, Linda helps her walk from the bed to the chair, taking notice of her frailty. “Mom, have you been eating?”, Linda asks. [...]

Elder Abuse: How to Spot It, How to Stop It2018-05-15T19:43:23+00:00

Understanding Dementia, and Planning for It

2018-05-15T23:50:29+00:00

Dementia is a general term referring to a broad range of symptoms affecting memory and thinking. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for 60-80% of all dementia cases. Some may use the word “senility” to describe an individual with short-term memory loss, but this is inaccurate, because senility refers to mental [...]

Understanding Dementia, and Planning for It2018-05-15T23:50:29+00:00

When Dementia Emerges

2018-05-15T23:42:51+00:00

After Mary’s father was admitted to the hospital, Mary visited her mother at home. It wasn’t long before she noticed things weren’t quite right. On the coffee table was a stack of unopened mail and bills, some past due. Her parents had never missed a bill payment! The refrigerator was nearly bare. What had they [...]

When Dementia Emerges2018-05-15T23:42:51+00:00

Can Medicaid Take Your House? Get Prepared Now

2018-05-15T18:42:25+00:00

By Brian G. Quinn Can Medicaid take your house? This is a question that one of my clients recently asked me after receiving a letter from the State Medicaid department.  My client’s father had a stroke several years ago that left him in a nursing home.  He quickly ran through his assets, and applied for [...]

Can Medicaid Take Your House? Get Prepared Now2018-05-15T18:42:25+00:00

Will Medicare Cover Nursing Home Expenses?

2018-05-15T18:41:08+00:00

By Gregory F. Quinn Clients sometimes ask, “Will Medicare cover nursing home expenses?”  Here are three surprising facts you can’t ignore. On its website, the Medicare program talks about the number of people who will eventually need nursing home care.  They provide the following information. Are you sitting down? 1)      By 2020, 12 million older [...]

Will Medicare Cover Nursing Home Expenses?2018-05-15T18:41:08+00:00