Elder Law

When the Elderly “Escape”: Elopement

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on December 20, 2017

pexels-photo-638196Many people are confused by the term “elopement” in nursing homes. Its definition in this sense has nothing to do with running away to get married, but rather refers to a situation in which …Read more

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How Do I Choose the Right Elder Housing Option?

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on July 13, 2017

Pennsylvania Elder Law AttorneyWhile choosing the best home for your loved one can feel difficult, thankfully, there are more options than ever before. Ultimately, the right choice will come down to two things: the needs of your elderly loved …Read more

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Certified Elder Law Attorneys – Why Does Certification Matter?

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on June 21, 2017

Certified elder law attorneys (CELAs) have frequently been referred to as the “gold standard” for elder law and special needs planning. A CELA is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), a non-profit organization …Read more

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Mental Competency and Its Influence on Elder Law

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on May 30, 2017

Elderly woman- Nursing home 4798548219_ae88903d41_bMental capacity is almost always determined in a court of law. The person attempting to prove or disprove the mental capabilities of another will need to present evidence that will support his …Read more

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Is a Caregiver Taking Advantage of or Abusing Your Loved One?

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on May 18, 2017

Elderly woman- Nursing home (4)As parents age, it’s natural for children and grandchildren to be concerned about their physical and mental well-being. Often, we entrust our older loved ones to professional caregivers—but caregivers do …Read more

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The TRUTH about Living Trusts and Asset Protection

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on July 23, 2016

Money-cash (6)A living trust will NOT protect your assets from the cost of long-term care. In fact, it can hinder your ability to obtain medical assistance benefits to help pay for the care you need. Moreover, you may end up paying more in attorney’s fees to …Read more

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What Are the Hot Topics in Elder Law?

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on August 19, 2015

medicare_logoBaby Boomers are getting older. Millions of people become seniors each year. More and more lawyers are focusing on elder law to represent this huge population. Elder law attorneys focus on serving the unique needs of older individuals, …Read more

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Tips for Choosing the Right Pennsylvania Elder Law Attorney

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on August 12, 2015

elderlawEach year millions of Americans become senior citizens. Protecting them is important. Elder law is a large and growing field. While many elder law attorneys focus on how estate, medical, and other laws and regulations affect older adults, no …Read more

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Elder Abuse and Neglect Is a Growing Problem

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on June 2, 2015

Pennsylvania Elder Law AttorneyElder law attorneys strive to help families create the estate plans, power of attorney tools, and other end of life care options they will need for elderly family members to …Read more

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What Do Elder Law Attorneys Do?

By Marianne E. Kreisher Esq., CELA on May 20, 2015

As the U.S. population ages, many experienced Pennsylvania attorneys have begun to focus on a growing field known as “elder law.” Elder law focuses on addressing the legal needs faced by senior citizens, often with an emphasis on providing the highest quality of life for an aging individual.
Families seeking the help of an elder law …Read more

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