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 and the available avenues to pay for the care.  She talked about long term care insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, the VA Pension program and the need for early planning.  The subject of long term care and its impact on people’s lives is important to guardians and non-guardians alike.