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The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

It was a call I received a number of years ago but one I’ll always remember.  Don called regarding his mother’s need for long term care.  Her health had been slowly declining but she was still living at home.  Her investments were dwindling and she needed increase care.  It was a pretty typical situation we’ve […]

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Elder Law Today Podcast Show #18 Continuing Care Retirement Communities

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Continuing care retirement communities can be a great option for many people. I can move into one community that can meet all my needs, from independent housing to assisted living to nursing home care as I need it. In Show 18 of his monthly elder law podcast, Yale Hauptman, a practicing elder law attorney, provides […]

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Elder Law Podcast Show #17 Why Do I Need a Will

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The law allows every person to distribute property according to their wishes by a written instrument known as a Last Will. However, many people never execute one and miss that opportunity, the consequences of which can be devastating to loved ones. In Show 17 of his monthly elder law podcast, Yale Hauptman, a practicing elder […]

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Elder Law Today Show #16 Mom is Not Capable of Handling Her Affairs – When is a Guardianship Appropriate

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Mom is unable to handle her affairs and either canât or wonât accept assistance from other family members. Or maybe one child lives close by and is taking advantage of mom and other family members, who live a distance away, are frustrated in their attempts to protect mom. Is guardianship a solution? In Show 16 […]

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Elder Law Today Podcast Show #15 – You Have Spent Down all Your Money and Still Can Not Get Medicaid How Could This Happen?

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You’ve spent down the remaining assets on Mom’s care and have no more money left. You apply for Medicaid but are told, “Sorry, Mom is not eligible for another 8 months.” How could this happen? What can you do to avoid this horrific outcome? In Show 15 of his monthly Elder Law Today Podcast, practicing […]

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Elder Law Today Podast Show #14 Married Couple – Crisis Long Term Care Planning

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So after listening to Show 13 you’re thinking, we should have taken action immediately after Dad’s diagnosis but didn’t so now what do we do? In the 14th installment of his audio podcast, Yale Hauptman discusses just that scenario, crisis planning.  Although the picture is more complicated all hope is not lost.  Yale discusses some […]

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Elder Law Today Podcast Show #13 Married Couple – Early Action Long Term Care Planning

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In the first show of Season 2 of his Elder Law Today Podcast, by listener request, Yale Hauptman has modified the format and shortened the length of his audio podcast. In a concise 10 minutes, Yale presents a common scenario that many families today are faced with. Dad has just recently been diagnosed with early […]

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Elder Law Today Podcast Show #12 The Talk – How to Communicate with your Parents about Aging and Long Term Care

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In show number 12 Yale Hauptman, a practicing elder law attorney sits down with Barbara Salvador of Nannymama.com and Barbara Friesner of Agewiseliving.com, a generational coach and author of âThe Ultimate Caregiverâs Guideâ to discuss how to have âthe talkâ with aging parents. Generational differences and lack of communication pose some real challenges to children […]

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Elder Law Today Podcast Show #11 The Current Economic Crisis. What Does it Mean for Medicaid and Long Term Care

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Much has happened in both the economic and political arenas since the last show, including the steep drop in the stock markets and the election of President Obama and changing of power in Congress from Republican to Democrat. In show number 11 of his podcast, Elder Law Today, practicing elder law attorney, Yale Hauptman discusses […]

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Elder Law Today Show #10 The Ins and Outs of FDIC Insurance

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In show number 10 of his podcast, Elder Law Today, practicing elder law attorney, Yale Hauptman interviews Anthony Aiello, a compliance officer at Commerce TD Bank on the hot topic of FDIC insurance. For many Americans, the collapse of financial giants such as Lehman Brothers, AIG, Merrill Lynch and Wachovia reminds them of other troubled […]

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