November 20, 2019

In the 1990 comedy movie Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin plays the role of Kevin McAllister, a young boy mistakenly left behind while his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation. While the movie was a huge success, such is not the case for seniors who are remain...

April 30, 2019

   Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. Yet in spite of everyone having an expiration date, many people live as if they have endless tomorrows. When the inevitable happens, it commonly causes serious consequences part...

May 18, 2018

A recent Bloomberg View article explores the implications of General Electric’s multi-billion dollar losses from its long term care insurance unit and the challenge of caring for an aging population.  In “What’s Bad for GE Will Be Worse for America”, the article opines...

February 8, 2018

Imagine purchasing a long term care insurance policy to protect against the cost of in-home, assisted living and nursing home costs and 20 years later, the insurance company has informed you of a significant premium increase.  Now that you are in your late seventies an...

November 16, 2017

I’m often asked if I specialize in elder law.  Not only do I answer “yes”, I typically try to explain the reason for my answer.  While there are many attorneys who claim to be elder law attorneys, certainly not all specialize in it.  I believe an attorney who claims to...

October 19, 2010

What is Elder Law?

More than 20 years ago, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) began.  Its primary purpose was to improve the quality of legal services provided to seniors and individuals with special needs.  Since that time, NAELA has grown to over 4,00...

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