We Are Now Ranked #1 On Google, Yahoo & Bing

At last, families have a resource they can tap into to find “Elder Care Experts” across America…

ElderCareMatters.com

 

ElderCareMatters.com, along with the 1,300+ Lifetime Members of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, provides families with the resources they need to plan for and deal with their elder care matters.  And now our “Elder Care Experts” are ranked #1 on Google, Yahoo & Bing. 

This is America’s online source to find elder care experts plus useful information & answers about a wide range of elder care matters. 

Here you will find professionals with years of experience in helping families with the issues of aging, including:

  • Elder Law Attorneys
  • Estate Planning Advisors
  • Financial & Investment Advisors 
  • Geriatric Care Managers
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Reverse Mortgage Specialists
  • Senior Move Managers 
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialists
  • A host of other elder care experts with long and successful careers working with seniors and their families

This is also where you will find some of America’s best:

  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Alzheimer’s / Memory Care Communities
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities
  • Home Care Agencies
  • Nursing Homes

Together, we provide families with:

  • Unparalleled professional expertise
  • Up-to-date elder care information & resources
  • Competent, caring assistance with a wide range of elder care matters 

 

If you and your family need help with elder care matters, this is where you will find competent, caring elder care experts located near you.  Whether you are looking for:

  • an elder law attorney in Philadelphia
  • a geriatric care manager in South Florida
  • a long-term care insurance professional in Fort Worth,
  • a home care provider in Southern California, or
  • an assisted living community in Phoenix (as shown in the photo above)…

you can count on www.ElderCareMatters.com to help you find the Elder Care Experts that you will need in ALL 50 states (plus the District of Columbia).  



So why wait?  If you are an elder care professional and you would like to “get the word out” to hundreds of thousands of families across America (in a cost effective way) about how you can help them plan for and deal with their issues of aging, then you should join our 1,300+ elder care experts as a lifetime member of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance. 

And, now, if you are one of the next 200 new members, you will receive a 25% discount off the regular lifetime membership price

This 25% discount is available only to the next 200 elder care professionals who join the national ElderCare Matters Alliance. 

If you are a competent elder care professional – take advantage of this special 25% discount offer and pay only $337.50 for a “lifetime membership” (and there are no annual membership dues, ever!) to the national ElderCare Matters Alliance.

To request an Application for Lifetime Membership, send an email directly to: psanders@eldercarematters.com


Question of the Day: "When a trust is established and the assets in the trust generate income, how is this income taxed?"

Answer:  If the trust is a revocable (or living) trust, then the income that is generated is simply reported on the Settlor’s individual income tax return during his life.  Upon the Settlor’s death, the revocable trust becomes irrevocable and becomes a separate entity for tax purposes.  Once a trust is irrevocable, any income that is trapped in the trust (not distributed to a beneficiary) is generally reported on a fiduciary income tax return (Form 1041).  Generally, to the extent income is passed out to a beneficiary, that income is reported on the beneficiary’s individual income tax return.  However, if the trust is a simple trust (meaning a beneficiary is required to receive all of the income of the trust under the terms of the document), then the income is reported on the beneficiary’s income tax return.  There are other types of trusts (irrevocable trusts established during the life of a grantor/settlor, grantor trusts, etc.) which have various tax treatments.  In order to determine the proper tax treatment, the trust agreement must be reviewed.

NOTE:  The information provided above is not intended to be nor should be relied upon as legal advice.  Peck Bloom, LLC is located in the State of Illinois and the attorneys are only licensed to practice law in Illinois and Florida.  You should consult a qualified attorney licensed in your state regarding these matters.

To locate experts in your state who can help you with this elder care matter, go to: www.ElderCareMatters.com/statechapters.htm

Kerry R. Peck, Managing Partner
Peck Bloom, LLC
Chicago, Illinois  60603
1-877-845-1743

Member of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, Illinois chapter


Need help with your Elder Care Matters? Ask one of our 1,300+ Elder Care Experts

Question: When you need an answer about an elder care matter, who can you ask? 

Answer: The experts of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance. 

ElderCareMatters.com  is now offering an “Ask an Elder Care Expert” service.

Every day one of our 1,300+ experts will answer your family’s important questions about elder care matters – from legal, financial, housing, healthcare, etc.

If you would like to ask one of our Elder Care Experts a question about his/her areas of expertise, just send a short email (a few sentences only please) to: questions@ElderCareMatters.com.

Every day we will post one of your questions along with an answer provided by our Featured Elder Care Expert of the Week to the homepage of www.ElderCareMatters.com (which is currently visited by thousands of families each week).  Yours may be one of the questions posted.  Of course, we’ll keep your question anonymous and generic so that every family may benefit.  Not to worry.

So bookmark www.ElderCareMatters.com and visit us daily as questions about a wide range of elder care matters are answered by some of America’s top elder care professionals with years of experience helping families plan for and deal with the issues of aging.


Question of the Day: "I don’t want my family to fight over my will. Can I insert something in my will that causes anyone who challenges the will to lose his gift?"

Answer:  You can add an “In Terrorem” clause which is a provision that basically states that any person who challenges the last will and testament or terms of the last will and testament will be disinherited.  These clauses may or may not be upheld by a court.

NOTE:  The information provided above is not intended to be nor should be relied upon as legal advice.  Peck Bloom, LLC is located in the State of Illinois and the attorneys are only licensed to practice law in Illinois and Florida.  You should consult a qualified attorney licensed in your state regarding these matters.

To locate experts in your state who can help you with this elder care matter, go to: www.ElderCareMatters.com/statechapters.htm

Kerry R. Peck, Managing Partner
Peck Bloom, LLC
Chicago, Illinois  60603
1-877-845-1743

Member of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, Illinois chapter


ElderCareMatters.com – America's online source to find Elder Care Experts

At last, families across America have a resource they can tap into daily to relieve the stress of aging…

ElderCareMatters.com

 

ElderCareMatters.com, along with the 1,300 members of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, provides families with the resources they need to plan for and deal with their elder care matters. 

This is America’s online source to find elder care experts plus information & answers about a wide range of elder care matters from members of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance. 

Here you will find professionals with years of experience in helping families with the issues of aging, including:

  • Elder Law Attorneys
  • Estate Planning Advisors
  • Financial & Investment Advisors 
  • Geriatric Care Managers
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Reverse Mortgage Specialists
  • Senior Move Managers 
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialists
  • A host of other elder care experts with long and successful careers working with seniors and their families

This is also where you will find some of America’s best:

  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Alzheimer’s / Memory Care Communities
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities
  • Home Care Agencies
  • Nursing Homes

Together, we provide families with:

  • Unparalleled professional expertise
  • Up-to-date elder care information & answers
  • Competent, caring assistance with a wide range of elder care matters 

 

If you and your family need help with elder care matters, this is where you will find competent, caring elder care experts located near you.  Whether you are looking for:

  • an elder law attorney in Philadelphia
  • a geriatric care manager in South Florida
  • a long-term care insurance professional in Fort Worth,
  • a home care provider in Southern California, or
  • an assisted living community in Phoenix (as shown in the photo above)…

you can count on www.ElderCareMatters.com to help you find the Elder Care Experts that you will need in ALL 50 states (plus the District of Columbia).

Special Offer for ALL Elder Care Professionals:  The next 200 elder care professionals who apply for Lifetime Membership in the national ElderCare Matters Alliance will receive a 25% discount off the regular price of lifetime membership.

So if you are a competent, caring elder care professional – take advantage of this special 25% discount offer and pay only $337.50 for a “lifetime membership” (and there are no annual membership dues, ever!) in the national ElderCare Matters Alliance.   

To request a Membership Application, send an email to: info@ElderCareMatters.com.


Question of the Day: "How would I go about applying for Medicaid for my wife who has Alzheimer’s disease and is now in need of nursing home care?"

Answer:  Each state has a specific agency that runs the Medicaid program. In Illinois, this agency is called the Department of Human Services. In your state it might have a different name. To apply for Medicaid, you need to contact this agency in the particular County that your wife is going to live in. Generally, the staff at the nursing home can point you in the right direction and they may even have the forms for you to fill out.

To locate experts in your state who can help you with this elder care matter, go to: www.ElderCareMatters.com/statechapters.htm

Ben A. Neiburger, JD, CPA
Neiburger Law, Ltd.
Elmhurst, Illinois  60126
630-782-1766
Member of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, Illinois chapter


Question of the Day: "A couple is on their second marriage and signed a pre-nuptial agreement at the time of their marriage 15 years ago. Husband now has severe Alzheimer’s and his funds are expended. Family home was acquired years ago in her name with her funds and she has maintained her own separate accounts. If she divorces him, will he qualify for Medicaid or will her assets continue to be includable?"

Answer:  This is a very complex situation. The short answer is that in many states if there is a divorce and the court orders assets to be split in a certain way, the Medicaid agency will respect that court order and determine Medicaid eligiblity just using the assets of the ex-spouse who lives in the nursing home. In some states this will not work. Also, during a divorce, a court may require either a guardianship or the appointment of a guardian ad litem to protect the interests of the sick spouse, including the validity of any pre-nuptual agreement. Please check with both an elder law attorney and a divorce attorney in your state to confirm whether this advice applies to you and your situation.

To locate experts in your state who can help you with your elder care matters, go to: www.ElderCareMatters.com/statechapters.htm

Ben A. Neiburger, JD, CPA
Neiburger Law, Ltd.
Elmhurst, Illinois  60126
630-782-1766
Member of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, Illinois chapter


Question of the Day: "For how long and where should I keep all my original legal documents, including my original will? I’ve heard that I should not keep them in my safety deposit box."

Answer:  You should keep the most recent version of your legal documents (wills, trusts, powers of attorney) forever (or until any administration on your estate after you die is complete). If you get a new document done, you can destroy the old one.  You can definitely keep the documents in your safety deposit box; however, make sure someone other than yourself has access to the box. That way, if something happens to you, someone can get into the box to obtain your documents.

Ben A. Neiburger, JD, CPA
Neiburger Law, Ltd.
Elmhurst, Illinois  60126
630-782-1766
Member of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, Illinois chapter


Question of the Day: "Does the asset check for Medicaid purposes occur at the time of admittance to the nursing home or at the time of application for Medicaid?"

Answer:  Generally the asset check is at the time of Medicaid application, not admittance. However, each state is different.  

Please check the following ElderCare Matters site to locate an elder law attorney near you: www.ElderCareMatters.com/statechapters.htm

Ben A. Neiburger, JD, CPA
Neiburger Law, Ltd.
Elmhurst, Illinois  60126
630-782-1766
Member of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, Illinois chapter


Question of the Day: "My mom is living at home and my dad just went into the nursing home because of his stroke. Mom and dad don’t have that much in savings (about $50,000), but their main asset is the house, which is paid off. The nursing home told me that my mom would need to pay for my father’s care with her remaining money and then sell the house. Is this right?"

Answer:  Medicaid will probably be able to pay for your father’s stay at the nursing home if the nursing home accepts Medicaid for payment.  Under Medicaid in many States (please confirm this with an elder law attorney in your state), the spouse living in the community (that is, your mother), is allowed to keep a certain amount of cash assets and a house of any value as long as they live in the house. If your mother was in Illinois, she would be able to keep $109,560 in cash plus a house of any value. So, I don’t think the nursing home is being that truthful to you. Please see an Elder Law attorney in your state to learn the options you mother has.

To find an Elder Law attorney near you, use the following ElderCare Matters’s resource: http://www.ElderCareMatters.com/statechapters.htm

Ben A. Neiburger, JD, CPA
Neiburger Law, Ltd.
Elmshurst, Illinois  60126
630-782-1766
Member of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, Illinois chapter


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