October 24

Long Term Care Ombudsman: When should I be contacting them?

by Erin C. Eurenius, Esq, CPA You receive a shocking phone call that your loved one has bruising along the side of her face and a large lump at the temple. The nursing administrator of your loved one’s long term care facility tells you not to be alarmed. What? How could this have happened? You.

July 14

The Costs of Dementia: For the Patient and the Family

  A recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association states that one in nine Americans age 65 or older currently have Alzheimer’s. With the baby boomer generation aging and people living longer, that number may nearly triple by 2050. Alzheimer’s, of course, is just one cause of dementia—mini-strokes (TIAs) are also to blame—so the number of.

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.

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.

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.

June 23

Am I Responsible for My Parent’s Nursing Home Bill in Lorain County?

As Lorain County elder law attorneys, our answer to this question is “it depends.” In most cases, it depends on whether the adult children signed the nursing home contract as a personal guarantor the elderly parent live. Additionally, it may depend on where the parent resides. Technically, more than half of the states have laws.

May 13

More Rules for Medicaid? Who is Miller? Why do I need his trust?

Written by Erin C. Eurenius Esq, CPA Ohio has more Medicaid changes coming July 1, 2016. Many of you may have received a notice indicating such. You may be wondering what this means for you or your family. Butcher Elder Law would like to help answer any questions you may have about the changes.  This.

April 7

National Healthcare Decisions Day in Strongsville

National Healthcare Decisions Day is on April 16th, and it’s an important reminder for every adult to begin having difficult conversations with loved ones about their most private wishes for medical and end-of-life care. Far too many people assume that their families would make the choices they would want in an emergency. Yet every day.