Columbia County Legal Blog

Aging Together: Retirement-Age Adult Children Caring for Elderly Parents

By Marissa B. Marshall, Esq., CELA on September 16, 2019

Because of longer life spans today, many people in their 60s and 70s have parents who are still living. These adult children, many of whom are technically senior citizens themselves, end up “aging together” with their …Read more

Posted in: Seniors

Ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the DOJ Took Action

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on September 1, 2019

Elder abuse is a growing problem around the world, and in the United States. Many older Americans have fallen victim to some form of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation.
A scam targeting the elderly was uncovered in …Read more

Posted in: Seniors

Community HealthChoices: Changes Coming to Those Who Have Both Medicare AND Medicaid!

By Marissa B. Marshall, Esq., CELA on August 19, 2019

Community HealthChoices (CHC) is Pennsylvania’s new Medicaid program that uses managed care insurance companies (MCOs) for most people who have both Medicare and Medicaid due to their age, income, or disability; people whose nursing home stay …Read more

Posted in: Elder Law

The Faces of Life Care Planning

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on June 19, 2019

Life Care Planning is a holistic approach in elder law that addresses the numerous challenges presented by long life, illness, and disability. A Life Care Plan (LCP) connects your concerns about long-term care as …Read more

Posted in: Elder Law

Mom’s in the Nursing Home – Should the Nursing Home Handle the Medicaid Application?

By Marissa B. Marshall, Esq., CELA on June 10, 2019

The answer to this question is a resounding NO! It can be expensive for a nursing home business office to handle the application for Medical Assistance (Medicaid) long-term care benefits. While the nursing home …Read more

Posted in: Seniors

The Faces of Real Estate Closings

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on June 4, 2019

Market Street Abstract Company (MSAC) is the real estate division of Kreisher Marshall & Associates, LLC, and has been serving our community for over three decades, staying up to date with changing laws, regulations, …Read more

Posted in: Real Estate

May Is Elder Law Month!

By Marissa B. Marshall, Esq., CELA on May 30, 2019

Thanks to the good people at The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the month of May is officially elder law month! As the only Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Columbia and Montour …Read more

Posted in: Elder Law

Common Social Security Scams that Prey on the Elderly

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on May 21, 2019

Older adults who receive Social Security benefits are currently being targeted by online scammers. Some scammers use email or online forms, taking advantage of the victims’ limited knowledge of technology. Other scammers operate over …Read more

Posted in: Elder Law

You Can With a Lifespan Plan

By Marissa B. Marshall, Esq., CELA on March 30, 2019

Let’s take a look at a hypothetical situation to explore aging well.
Gus is a 65-year-old man, and his lifespan plan is the following:
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Posted in: Seniors

Senior Care in the 21st Century

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on February 19, 2019

“I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” cried out poor Mrs. Fletcher as she lay helpless on her floor, alone and scared, her walker knocked over and laying uselessly beside her. Can anyone who …Read more

Posted in: Seniors