Category Archives: Activities, News, and Updates

Rules Governing Care Of Dementia Patients In Massachusetts Amended

Workers in nursing home dementia care units will now have to receive eight hours of initial training plus four hours of additional training every year, according to rules recently adopted by state regulators. The new regulations also require such facilities … Continue reading

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Lessons In Estate Planning From Deceased Celebrities

Many of us think, “If I was rich and famous, I wouldn’t have a care in the world.” However, as the recent passing of two Hollywood stars shows us, when it comes to estate planning we all grapple with similar … Continue reading

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Jim Henson Says Goodbye to His Loved Ones

Before his death, Jim Henson, the creative genius behind the much-loved Muppets, penned two letters for his loved ones to open on his death, one for his children and one for his friends and family. In 1990, Mr. Henson died … Continue reading

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Social Security Going Up 1.5% in 2014

The Social Security Administration announced today that benefit amounts will be increasing 1.5% starting in 2014. The 1.5% increase is based on the Cost of Living (COLA), and is one the smallest increases since automatic COLA increases started in 1975. … Continue reading

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Winchester Elder Law Attorney Receives CELA

I am pleased, and proud, to let you know that I have recently been accredited as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)* by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). Achieving this designation was not easy, but I knew that by … Continue reading

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May Is Elder Law Education Month

The Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys have joined together to sponsor “Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup.” Qualified attorneys will be giving presentations throughout the month of May … Continue reading

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Aid and Attendance Benefits

On December 6, 2012 I will be giving a presentation at Atria Longmeadow Place, 42 Mall Rd., Burlington, MA on the Aid and Attendance benefit available for qualified veterans. This presentation is free and open to the public. The presentation … Continue reading

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Questions About Home Care and Assisted Living?

Get Answers to Your Questions One of the things that makes elder law so different from other areas of practice is that elder law attorneys are often trying to put plans and solutions in place for their clients. Offering a … Continue reading

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Aid and Attendance – NBC News Story

I just came across this NBC news story on the Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance benefit. The report again stresses that this monthly benefit can make an enormous difference in helping Veterans, their spouses, or widows, pay for … Continue reading

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Veterans Administration “Aid and Attendance” Benefit

On April 26, 2012 I will be giving a free seminar on the Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit at the Arnold House in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Fellow elder law attorney Nancy Hogan, Esq., and I will explain what this benefit means … Continue reading

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