Category Archives: Elder Law

What to Do If Your Loved One Refuses Long Term Care

One of the most common and difficult caregiving challenges that an adult can face is dealing with an elder loved one who refuses necessary assistance. Whether he or she is resisting in-home aides, driving under ill or weakened physical conditions, or just generally denying help from any family members, it can be hard to decide…. Read More

Marriage and the Nursing Home

A touching article in the New York Times is circulating on social media sites describing the marriage of two people well into their nineties in Middletown, New York. Putting romantic issues aside, from the stand point of protecting assets from the nursing home, marriage can be beneficial or risky depending on the assets each spouse…. Read More

New Guidance from SJC on MassHealth Planning

The Supreme Judicial Court rendered its long-awaited decisions in Daley v. HHS (SJC-12200) and Nadeu v. Medicaid (SJC-12205) today. The Court held that “neither the grant in an irrevocable trust of a right of use and occupancy in a primary residence to a [MassHealth] applicant nor the retention by an applicant of a life estate…. Read More