IGA025 – Elder Law – Part 2 of Avoiding the Dark Side Of Personal Planning

Summary:

The practice of elder law covers a myriad of life topics. David R. Craig, a NH elder law attorney, opens up many of these areas for us during this 2-part conversation. Hear Lee and David chat about many of the ramifications and pitfalls in managing our financial and health affairs to support all the possibilities ahead of us as we grow older. This is the second part of an engaging discussion delving further into several aspects of elder law. Lee and David continue with living wills, powers of attorney (both financial and health, guardianship, and Medicaid rules. David continues to educate us about the care that must be taken in setting up our arrangement to avoid surprises as our future events unfold.

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What You Will Learn About In This Episode

  • A Perspective on Living Wills
  • The various type of ‘Power of Attorney” documents
  • Why Guardianships should be avoided
  • A few details on Medicaid rules in regards to gifts and personal assets

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      • “It is only now, after nearly 15 years in this practice area that I am beginning to understand what the term – Elder Law – really means”.
        Understand how an attorney sees the practice of Elder Law. Read David’s personal accounting of real-life circumstances with his mother, and other clients that underscore the importance of making basic legal arrangements. See why David questions the term “Elder Law”.
      • “Today, families are required to provide every detail of the last five years of their financial lives”.
        David has been watching the Medicaid landscape for many years and has noted some disturbing trends. In this article, he takes a look at where these issues might be headed. He explores both the history and possible future that we all may be facing with these issues

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IGA024: Elder Law – Avoiding the Dark Side of Personal Planning

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The practice of elder law covers a myriad of life topics. David R. Craig, a NH elder law attorney, opens up many of these areas for us during this 2-part conversation. Hear Lee and David chat about many of the ramifications and pitfalls in managing our financial and health affairs to support all the possibilities ahead of us as we grow older. this is the first part of a fascinating discussion that gives us a deep look into such aspects as personal planning, wills, probate, guardianship, and trusts. David teaches us about the care that must be taken in setting up these arrangements, and the difficulties that can happen through misinformation and/or negligence.

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What You Will Learn About In This Episode:

  • A few basics of personal planning
  • Why wills are important and tips to strengthen yourself
  • Executor  and agent bonding issues
  • All about trusts – revocable vs. irrevocable

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    • “It is only now, after nearly 15 years in this practice area that I am beginning to understand what the term – Elder Law – really means”.
      Understand how an attorney sees the practice of Elder Law. Read David’s personal accounting of real-life circumstances with his mother, and other clients that underscore the importance of making basic legal arrangements. See why David questions the term “Elder Law”.
    • “Today, families are required to provide every detail of the last five years of their financial lives”.
      David has been watching the Medicaid landscape for many years and has noted some disturbing trends. In this article, he takes a look at where these issues might be headed. He explores both the history and possible future that we all may be facing with these issues

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IGA015 – Pulling Back The Curtain To Expose Hidden HealthCare Practices-Part 2

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The current healthcare concerns are mounting at a fast pace. It seems the more things cost, the more concerns that surface. And costs are rising fast. For this episode, Lisa Blackstock, from SoulSherpa.net, joins Lee to discuss what she is seeing in her work. Lisa is in position to see our healthcare system on an almost daily basis. She shares with Lee many practices that compromise our care or the expenses for them. Lisa and Lee pull back a healthcare curtain that we are sure will be relevant to the management of your own healthcare. This is part 1 of a valuable discussion that you may want to hear several times.

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IGA014 – Pulling Back The Curtain To Expose Hidden HealthCare Practices – Part 1

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Consumer healthcare concerns continue to mount at an accelerated and unprecedented pace. Uncontrolled prices are rising more than ever, prompting valid concerns of every patient. In this episode, Lisa Berry Blackstock, from soulsherpa.net, joins Lee in a revealing discussion affecting every patient and future patient. Lee and Lisa pull back the curtain obstructing our view of essential things to know, allowing every healthcare consumer to hear tips and insight relevant to the proper management of your own healthcare. This episode is part 1 of a valuable discussion you may want to listen to several times.

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  • Healthcare profit margins
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IGA005: Essential Advise On Elder Abuse Exposes The Tip Of The Iceberg with Paul Greenwood

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In this episode, Lee is honored to speak with one of the country's top-most authorities on the issues of elder abuse. Paul Greenwood has been prosecuting such cases in San Diego for more than 20 years. He regularly travels around the country giving talks and presentations on such topics with his jovial British accent. He has an impressive set of credentials. In this episode, Lee and Paul have a free flowing discussion where they handle the various forms of abuse, how he maintains the dignity and respect for the victims, the frustrations he encounters in resolving abuse cases, and many other relates aspects. This chat just touches the tip of this growing problem. 

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  • What is Elder Abuse
  • The 5 forms of Elder Abuse - physical, niglect, emotion or mental, financial exploitation and sexual.
  • The warning signs of Elder abuse
  • How to protect our older citizens and relatives fro elder abuse
  • Caregiver tips for those caring for elders.
  • The profile of a typical abuse victim.

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IGA002: Patient Advocacy Exposes What Hospitals Don’t Want You To Know

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Patient Advocacy is a growing field that serves many purposes. Lee has the distinct pleasure of learning about the many aspects of this field from Lisa Berry Blackstock, who has been involved with patient advocacy for many years. (website: SoulSherpa.net)

Lee and Lisa discuss the history of the field, what services it provides, who it serves, and how consumers might approach seeking the services of a patient advocate. Lisa also provides extremely valuable information by pulling back the curtain on many of the medical billing and hospital practices that compromises the health or increases the expenses of your health care.

This is a powerful discussion that will interest all those concerned with their rising medical costs and healthcare maintenance.

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  • Examples of typical medical billing practices from hospitals and insurance companies that increase consumer costs

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