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News & Resources: Life Care Planning

An Overview of Veterans’ Benefits

Many people do not understand what Veterans’ benefits fully include and who is eligible. The term ‘Veterans’ Benefits’ can be misleading, implying that only veterans of the armed forces are eligible. However, these benefits are not exclusive to those who have formerly served. Only a percentage of the people covered by these benefits are veterans. […]

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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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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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The Importance of an Advance Healthcare Directive

As a part of your Estate & Life Care Planning, it is important to understand the documentation you need to grant your loved ones the ability to speak for you. An advance healthcare directive is one such document we stress to our clients’ of all ages is important to create now. Perhaps you go to […]

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Differences Between Hospice Care & Palliative Care

Families coping with medical issues may require help meeting their needs and enjoying their best possible quality of life. Home health care services offer that extra help, with an array of clinical specialties. Two of those specialties—hospice care and palliative care—provide customized pain management services in the comfort of home, but in different ways and for different […]

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Long-Term Care: What to Know When Planning

The need for extra, long-term care for Mom or Dad can sneak up on their children, who may not notice — or choose not to see — signs that their parents are no longer able to manage things on their own. Long-term care involves a combination of services designed to meet a person’s health or […]

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Power of Attorney: Empower Someone You Trust

When it comes to estate planning, most people first think of creating a will and/or trust to ensure their assets are protected and passed on to their descendants after their death. One step that is often overlooked but equally important is assigning Power of Attorney (POA). While you may like to think that while alive […]

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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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Case Study: Life Care Planning

In her late eighties and widowed, Natalie was fortunately not experiencing any cognitive or memory issues and was living on her own without much issue. Her physical condition, however, had taken a turn recently and she needed assistance with her ADLs (Activities of Daily Living), such as bathing, cooking, cleaning, and dressing. A neighbor, who […]

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What You Need to Know About Guardianship

It is often inevitable as people age that there will be a reduction in mental capacities. The degree to which an elder individual’s mental functions begin to fade will determine whether or not they and their estate will need to be placed under guardianship. Realizing that your loved one has become incapable of caring for […]

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CLIENT Testimonial

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Sometimes after a loved one passes away, the family learns of things they were unaware of while the loved one was living. This was the case for one of our clients, Sam, after his father Tom Jr. passed away. Sam was always under the impression that the home he had grown up in, and that his father had lived in until his death, was owned by Tom Jr. To say it came as a surprise that it was indeed Sam’s grandfather, Tom Sr., who was the actual owner of the home, is an understatement. 

Apparently, when Tom Sr. had passed away nearly 40 years ago, there was no proper estate plan established. Now, Sam would need to open his grandfather’s estate, resolve tax issues that were never addressed, and then go through the legal process to make the home a part of his father’s estate. At first, Sam believed that the entire process would be easy enough for him to handle on his own. However, after digging a little deeper, he quickly realized he would need the help of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney.

Sam reached out to Scott Bloom Law and we developed a game plan for moving forward. We began by probating Tom Jr.’s will and, after some time, we were able to settle the estates of both Tom Sr. and Tom Jr. While it was no fault of Sam, this is a great example of the importance of having an Estate Plan in place. No one wants to leave their families in precarious situations after they pass. The long-term purpose of setting up an Estate Plan today is to preserve as much of your wealth as possible for the intended beneficiaries and retaining a capable attorney can help ensure all of your wishes are met.

At Scott Bloom Law, we are a team of advocates who care, always fighting for what’s best for our clients and their families. With knowledge, experience, and compassion, we strive to find solutions that make the aging process as emotionally and financially easy as possible. Visit us at or call 215-364-1111, to talk to find out more.

- Case Study: Estate Administration

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