June 15

The Married Couple’s Guide to Planning for Medicaid

Attention all Married Couples and Those who may be caring for aging Parents, Relatives, or others with a Spouse: Last month’s newsletter featured an article by Erin Eurenius, our Senior Associate, on the benefits of planning early to protect assets so that single individuals can qualify for Medicaid if health declines and there is a.

June 15

Digital Assets: Who is in control?

Butcher Elder Law strives to help you stay in control of you and your “stuff” even if you become incapacitated. A financial power of attorney document (POA) enables an agent to make legal and financial decisions for you if you are not able to do so yourself. By choosing someone that you trust, and including.

May 22

Common Medicaid Terminology

Medicaid 101 Medicaid can be very complex. It has a language of its own. Here is an explanation of some common Medicaid terminology: Community Spouse – A married individual that does not need Medicaid assistance. Institutionalized Spouse – Is the individual that needs the long-term care assistance whether it is in the home, in an.

May 15

The Single Person’s Guide to Planning for Medicaid

Planning for Medicaid Attention all Individuals, Widows, Widowers, Unmarried Couples: Medicaid is a valuable benefit for individuals and couples to fund medical expenses including home health care, assisted living, and a nursing home. Ohio residents often plan early to protect assets so that they can later qualify for Medicaid and take advantage of the assistance.

March 23

What Baby Boomers Can Expect to Pay for Long-Term Health Care

More than 70 percent of people who reach the age of 65 will need some form of long-term care before they die. Among that group, 40 percent will enter a nursing home, and 20 percent will stay there for at least five years. That means the average Baby Boomer can expect to receive some level.

December 9

Glossary of Terms

Financial Power of Attorney – This is a legal document executed by one individual (the principal) to appoint and authorize another individual (the agent) to make financial and business decisions and engage in such transactions on behalf of the principal that legally bind the principal.  Not all powers of attorney are the same.  The law.

November 29

Starting the Conversation with Your Parent About an Estate Plan

Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season lends a unique opportunity for boomer children to talk to their aging parents about powers of attorney and other estate planning essentials.   Initiating that conversation can feel overwhelming, but it might be one of the most important things you do for your parent.   Here are some tips.

November 23

Pass the Stuffing and the Power of Attorney Papers, Please

The holidays have a way of reminding us just how quickly time passes. As family gathers around the table this Thanksgiving and upcoming holidays, it may become evident that change is occurring to a loved one as they advance in years, decline in health and otherwise face the challenges that come with aging. While you.

October 20

What do Estate Planning and Sandwiches Have in Common?

According to Epicurious, “a properly-layered sandwich holds together better, prevents the bread from getting soggy, and achieves optimal texture.” The website recommends that you balance the fillings and strategize on the layers for a perfect sandwich. At Butcher Elder Law we can show the sandwich generation how you can hold the family together and not.