Your COVID-19 Practical Preparedness Plan

The COVID-19 pandemic is difficult for all of us.  Economic, psychological, and most important, physical health is on the top of everyone’s mind during just about all waking hours.  We must stay strong for our vulnerable and remember that with the right preparedness and planning, this too shall pass. Estate plans are vitally important to […]

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Can I Be Paid for Caring for My Elderly Parent?

Taking care of an elderly parent – even providing necessary supervision – can be the only thing keeping Mom or Dad out of assisted living or a nursing home.  But providing that care can be a full-time endeavor for the caretaker, often requiring significant, life-changing decisions about their own income and living arrangements.  The Medicaid […]

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The Importance of an “Elder Law” Power of Attorney

With technology and innovation creating access to the legal world easier than ever before, it is common for me to see a power of attorney that someone downloaded from the Internet that is ineffective in dealing with matters related to aging and securing long-term care.  Prior to Ohio’s adoption of the Uniform Power of Attorney […]

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Tips for Long-distance Caregiving

Caring for a family member from a distance is a daunting and complicated task.  Practically, how does one ensure that a loved one receives adequate supervision?  How does one ensure that Mom or Dad is eating, bathing, or maintaining the home?  Emotionally, how can one remain connected in a caring, loving relationship when separated by […]

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Lessons from Making Bread

Solving problems for our clients is stressful work for all involved.  It is stressful for our elderly who need care.  It is stressful for their spouses.  It is stressful for adult children caring for their parents.  It is stressful for parents taking care of their loved ones with special needs.  Often, the system seems too […]

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Care Advocacy Services: A Case Study

Donald and Shirley engaged Hickman & Lowder to draft their estate plan with special needs considerations in the early 1990s.  At that time, their daughter, Angela, who has a developmental disability, was living with them and receiving minimal benefits from the government.  Donald and Shirley put a trust in place to provide for Angela after […]

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Myths of Medicaid

In this video blog, Attorney David Banas discusses the myths of Medicaid.  Click here to view. Today we’re going to talk about unraveling some of the myths and misconceptions about Medicaid–some of things that give our prospective clients so much anxiety if they’re facing the issue of putting a spouse into a nursing home and […]

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