Planning

Recognizing and Treating Geriatric Depression

Depression in older adults often goes undiagnosed and untreated. Depression is a treatable mental health problem.  It is not a consequence of growing older or...

Two Tests to Qualify for Medicaid: Medical and Asset Tests

Medicaid is a government program that provides health care coverage to eligible seniors, people with disabilities, children, and pregnant women. The program is jointly funded...

Planning for Long-Term Care

In 2012, 9 million Americans needed Long-Term Care. By 2020 that number is expected to increase to 12 million. A 2013 study conducted by the...

Estate Planning with Asset Preservation Strategies

Estate Planning can give you the remarkable peace of mind that comes from knowing you have provided for your loved ones and made things easier...

Talking About Your Wishes for End-of-Life Care

Talking about what we want for our end-of-life care can feel scary or overwhelming. Some people want to avoid talking about it, or even thinking...

What “Testamentary Capacity” Means

Testamentary capacity is the soundness of mind required of a “testator,” a person who is executing a Will. In Washington State testamentary capacity is met...

Important Things To Do After Someone Close To You Dies

Losing someone close to you is difficult. It can be an overwhelming and an emotional time.  Should you find yourself as someone’s Attorney-in-Fact you may...

Medicaid For Nursing Home Residents

Medicaid is a government program that pays for medical services for those who qualify, including nursing home care. To qualify for coverage you must meet...

Tips For Helping A Loved One On Medicare

Medicare is a federal health insurance program available to people 65 and older. It is a complex program and it can be difficult to navigate....

The Attorneys of Elder Law Group

  At Elder Law Group PLLC we specialize in legal issues that predominantly affect seniors, the disabled, and their loved ones and caregivers. We invite...