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"Anatomy of a Home Care Case"

According to an AARP study, nine out of ten people want to age in their current home, but when health fails, the challenge begins! On this episode of Life Happens Radio, hosts Lou Pierro and Frank Hemming present a realistic case study to examine the steps needed to obtain, manage and pay for care at home. This case study presented at our 23rd Annual Elder Law Forum and received rave reviews:

83 year old Evelyn Smith is a widow who lives independently in her Niskayuna home. Other factors:

  • Evelyn suffers from osteoporosis, diabetes and ‘forgetfulness’
  • Primary caregiver: daughter Luna
  • Son named Chad lives in California
  • Other daughter named Lisa lives in New York City
  • Evelyn has a Power of Attorney appointing Chad, but has no statutory gift rider
  • No health care proxy

Evelyn has recently fallen and fractured her hip, was admitted to the hospital and then entered a rehab center. While at first she is told she has insurance coverage for 100 days, Evelyn receives a 48-hour notice advising her that SNF (Skilled Nursing Care) coverage will be terminated. What will Evelyn and her family do now? This is where estate and elder law attorneys, Lou and Frank, lay out their strategy; one that includes insurance, financial and care planning. By putting it all together, you’ll learn how it’s possible for people like Evelyn – and your loved ones – to successfully age in the comfort of their homes.