Special Needs Trusts Planning

NOTICE Act Requires Hospitals to Inform Medicare Patients of Potentially Costly Observation Status

On August 7, 2015, President Barack Obama signed in to law the NOTICE Act (“Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility”) which requires hospitals to give written notification to Medicare patients 24 hours after receiving observation care, explaining that they have not been admitted to the hospital, the reasons why, and the potential […]

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Special Needs Trusts Planning

Medicaid and Assisted Living Facilities

So you or a loved one is living in an assisted living facility (“ALF”) or thinking about moving to one. You’ve heard or been told that you can get Medicaid benefits to help pay for the monthly ALF cost. Sounds great, right? Well, it can be. However, obtaining Medicaid coverage in an ALF isn’t necessarily a quick […]

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Elder Law Attorney Volunteers at ABC Action News Phone Bank

The firm’s Elder Law Attorney, Elizabeth Allen, volunteered at ABC Action News’s Taking Action For Your Parents campaign. The hour long TV segment aired live on July 31st and included segments on financial planning and consumer protection for the senior population. Volunteers were experienced in the subjects of elder law, financial planning, reverse mortgages, and […]

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Elder Law Attorney Discusses Long Term Care with Paralegals

On June 9, 2015, the Firm’s Elder Law attorney, Elizabeth P. Allen, spoke at the monthly luncheon meeting for the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association held at the Tampa Club in downtown Tampa.  The subject matter of her presentation was representing the elderly client and the basics of long-term care planning. The presentation also included a […]

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Elizabeth Allen Speaks To Guardian Association

On May 13th, the Firm’s Elder Law Attorney, Elizabeth P. Allen, gave a presentation to the Hillsborough County Guardian Association.  The topic of the Powerpoint presentation was “The Basics of Long term Plannng.”  Ms. Allen discussed the nature and cost of long term care, the high odds of a person needing it during their lifetime […]

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