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Types Of Guardianship And Conservatorship

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A legal guardian in Massachusetts is someone who has been appointed by the court to take care of another adult who is unable to take care of themselves. Massachusetts law provides for many different types of guardianships to fit the specific circumstances of the case. At Fisher Law in Boston, our experienced guardianship attorneys… Read More »

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Planning For Nursing Home Care

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The overwhelming majority of Americans will require in-home health services, an assisted living facility, or skilled care at a nursing home.  .  One of the hardest part of planning for long term care is determining the cost of this care where such services may not be needed in the near term, determining the different… Read More »

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Medicare Parts: Explained

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Medicare and Medicaid are two programs that are often confused by our clients. While Medicaid is a federal/state joint welfare program, Medicare is an entitlement program that is part of federal health insurance that many people enroll in once they turn 65 years old. There are multiple parts to the Medicare program and depending… Read More »

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Who Qualifies For Medicaid?

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As we age, our medical needs grow, and two important government programs help many elders afford the care that they need. One of these programs is Medicaid, also known in Massachusetts as MassHealth. Only certain people qualify for Medicaid, and an experienced elder care attorney can help determine whether you or your loved one… Read More »

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What Is Veterans’ Aid And Attendance?

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In addition to traditional veterans’ benefits, “Aid and Attendance” is another pension benefit available for veterans that often goes unused. Aid and Attendance benefits are meant to help veterans as they age and have issues completing daily living activities without assistance. If you believe that you are entitled to Aid and Assistance benefits in… Read More »

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What Is Elder Neglect?

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As our loved ones age, they usually need increased support and care. Unfortunately, this care is not always provided even when it is the duty of others to provide it. Elder neglect occurs far more often than most people realize, and if you have suspicions that your loved one is not receiving the care… Read More »

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What Is A Rogers Guardianship?

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Despite recent stories in the news, guardianships and conservatorships are meant to help and protect those who can no longer make decisions for themselves. A guardian makes decisions on behalf of someone else who cannot make those decisions on their own anymore. In certain circumstances, a guardian may need permission to make decisions about… Read More »

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Exploring Financial Exploitation Of The Elderly

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Financial exploitation of the elderly includes the misuse, mishandling, or exploitation of the property, possessions, or other assets of elderly adults. It also encompasses using an elderly person’s assets without consent, under false pretense, or through coercion and/or manipulation. This article will provide some instances of financial exploitation, the signs to look for, and… Read More »

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What Property Should I Include In A Living Trust?

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A trust is a legal entity that can either hold your assets for you during your lifetime or hold your assets for your beneficiaries after you pass away. The following article will discuss some types of property you should consider including in a living trust. What is a “living trust”? A “living trust” is… Read More »

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How Do I Know If My Elderly Parent Needs A Caregiver?

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As they age, most elderly individuals will get to the point where they become unable to do certain things for themselves. In these cases, they may require a caregiver who can attend to their specific needs. The following article will provide some factors for you to consider in determining whether your elderly parent needs… Read More »

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