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MassHealth Programs to Help Seniors Stay at Home

Roughly 90 percent of adults age 65 or older want to “age in place” in their homes and their communities. They like their communities and they like their doctors. They also like living near their friends and their family members. These social connections actually contribute to the health and wellbeing of older adults. Massachusetts offers…

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Essential Incapacity Planning Documents

Estate planning is far more than deciding who will get your assets when you pass on one day. Through smart estate planning, you can protect yourself in case you become incapacitated temporarily or permanently. Being “incapacitated” means that you no longer have the ability to understand and appreciate the consequences of your actions to make…

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How an Elder Law Attorney Can Help You

An elder law attorney focuses on the legal needs of seniors. As an elder law firm in Massachusetts, we work with a variety of legal tools and techniques that specifically meet the goals and objectives of our older clients. What can an elder law attorney do for you? We have the expertise and knowledge to…

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How Seniors Can Make It Easier on Their Kids

As a senior, you can help make things a lot easier on your adult children by doing the proper estate planning. Without this planning, the added burden of trying to figure out how to handle difficult situations at the last minute will likely fall on your children. So, what does the plan entail? Prepare for…

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6 Reasons to Call an Elder Law Attorney

Elder law attorneys specialize in helping seniors with a variety of legal issues. Elder law became a specialty in the 1980s when seniors were facing complicated legal issues like qualifying for Medicaid (currently known as MassHealth in Massachusetts). Hiring an elder law attorney, also known as an elder care attorney, is a key step to…

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Estate Planning for Snowbirds

As some Massachusetts residents get older, they choose to avoid the cold New England weather and reside in a warmer climate during part of the year. What does that mean for your estate planning? First you need to determine what your actual state of legal residency will be. Some factors used to determine residency include…

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What is the Medicaid/MassHealth Look-Back Period?

MassHealth (Medicaid in Massachusetts) is a joint federal/state program that assists individuals with payment of long-term care and other medical costs. MassHealth is designed to pay for long-term care once a person’s funds and assets are extremely limited. To be considered eligible for MassHealth, applicants must meet very strict guidelines in regard to their countable…

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