News & Resources: Blog: Elder Law

News & Resources: Elder Law

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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Case Study: Life Care Planning

Joseph and Marie had been happily married for 52 years, raised a family, and were enjoying their retirement years when health issues began to surface. Marie was the first to exhibit health concerns and was diagnosed with dementia, leaving her unable to effectively communicate with Joseph and her three children. Shortly thereafter, Joseph began showing […]

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Protecting Your Loved Ones from Elder Abuse

The process of choosing a nursing home, assisted living facility, or in-home medical care is complicated, difficult, and often emotional. The last thing on your mind is the possibility that those responsible for the care of some of our most vulnerable loved ones would abuse or neglect their patients. Unfortunately, it does occur way too […]

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Attorney Scott Bloom is a God send in difficult times. He is caring, knowledgeable, answers questions promptly with clarity, honesty, and accuracy. Scott is compassionate and works with the client as if he is part of the family. I consider myself blessed to have found Mr. Bloom to take care of my family's elder care business.
- Nahla F., Upper Freehold, New Jersey

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