News & Resources: Blog: Elder Law

News & Resources: Elder Law

Being a Financial Guardian for a Loved One

Banking and payment of bills can become more difficult with age, but incapacity by accident or illness can strike anyone at any age, posing the same challenges. Incapacity is not just about mental cognition, accident, or illness. You may have a loved one who cannot drive themselves to the bank or has a distinct visual […]

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A Guide to Taking Care of Your Aging Parents

The preparation necessary to provide care for an aging parent is crucial regardless of the circumstances. Whether you need basic information about eldercare resources and services, are looking for a local agency to provide those services, or have worries about legal documents or how to finance your parents’ care needs now or in the future, […]

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Looking at Long-Term Care Options

It’s more crucial than ever to take stock of your life and your health care planning. Americans continue responding to the ever-present threat of COVID-19 in its many iterations, and we are identifying that which is most important in our lives to preserve our health and financial future best. For many, the mere mention of […]

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Medicaid Waivers for Nursing Facility Care in the Home

Perhaps you ought to think again if you believe you won’t be able to qualify for Medicaid’s long-term care benefits due to Medicaid’s strict income and asset restrictions. If you currently demonstrate the need for nursing home facility services, you may meet health eligibility rules for a Medicaid waiver program to support the costs of […]

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An Overview of Powers of Attorney (POA)

Estate planning involves implementing Power of Attorney (POA) documents. All states recognize powers of attorney, but rules and requirements will differ from state to state. The document gives one or more individuals the legal authority to act as your agent or proxy on your behalf. Depending on which POA you choose, the agent’s power may […]

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Planning for Long-Term Care

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)’s Administration on Aging (AOA), around 70 percent of people over the age of 65 will require long-term care services at some point in their life. This means they will need assistance with at least two activities of daily living (ADLs) such as eating, dressing, or bathing. Some […]

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Scott Bloom Law Medicaid Planning Blog

Medicaid Planning: How an Elder Law Attorney Can Help

As we often stress to anyone we speak to at Scott Bloom Law, having a plan in place now will make things less stressful for you down the road. When it comes to Medicaid Planning, this is especially true because of the many variables involved. Retaining an elder law attorney is highly recommended because even […]

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Get to Know Estate Planning Documents

In our last blog post, we discussed what Estate Planning is and how an Elder Law Attorney can help you and your family develop a plan that provides protection and peace of mind. We mentioned that when creating an estate plan the list of documents involved can be quite long and, to some, even overwhelming. […]

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How an Estate Planning Attorney Can Help You

According to a recent study by Caring.com, the number of adults 55 and older with a will has fallen from 60% to 44% since 2019. This is a decrease of 27%, even with the Covid-19 pandemic as a potentially motivating factor. At Scott Bloom Law, we constantly stress the importance of having a plan in […]

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Crisis Management: It’s Not Too Late

At Scott Bloom Law, we are always encouraging families to plan ahead when it comes to the eldercare needs for their loved ones and themselves. However, we understand that when an unexpected crisis arises, immediate action is required. During these highly stressful times, the decisions made carry immense consequences for the elderly and their families. […]

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CLIENT Testimonial

Our family had the good fortune to find Scott Bloom.  He was invaluable helping us set up our trust. We had an unexpected health crises and realized that we had nothing in place to protect our children.  Scott explained our options and got the necessary paperwork ready for us to hand to our family, accountant and banks. Scott was absolutely the right attorney at the right time for us. We would highly recommend him and his team.
- Tricia B., Hamilton, New Jersey

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