Estate Planning and Elder Law

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We make your life easier and simplify life’s challenges. We help our clients control decision making, pay less for estate taxes or nursing home care, or even find a great local electrician. If we don’t do it, we have the name and number of someone who’s great at it in our network – and we’d be happy to refer you.

What’s New:

The Financial Impossibility for Nursing Homes

The Financial Impossibility for Nursing Homes

In last week's entry I wrote about new nursing home daily rates, and the possibility of MassHealth (Medicaid) to help cover the very expensive cost of care. This week I'll shine the spotlight on the very real challenge for nursing homes, namely the delay between a resident running out of money and being Medicaid-eligible, and when that first check actually reaches the nursing home. It can be a year before they get paid! More »
New Year, New Nursing Home Rates

New Year, New Nursing Home Rates

It’s that time of year again. New Year’s Resolutions. New Year, New You! New, new, new. It’s also the time of year when businesses evaluate their budgets and rates, and that usually means an increase. One of the local nursing homes announced it’s new rates last week. All sorts of reasons were given: new government assessments, costs of quality labor, health insurance increases. You get the idea - all to ease the sticker shock that was about to set in. A semi-private room, the most common in their residence, would increase to More »
"Recorded Deed Notice" - IT'S ALL HOOEY!

"Recorded Deed Notice" - IT'S ALL HOOEY!

That Recorded Deed Notice you just got in the mail - It's a big bunch of HOOEY! If you're a client of Ingle Law, and recently implemented a trust as part of your estate plan, you probably know the notice I'm talking about. If you haven't gotten that far in your planning yet, this is what it looks like: More »