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The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney

A “Durable” Power of Attorney (”DPOA”) should be a part of every estate plan, regardless of whether you are using a will, a living trust, or do nothing at all. A DPOA is a legal document in which you appoint someone, called an “agent” or… Read More
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Choosing a Home Help Care Provider

There is perhaps no more important task than hiring someone to assist with the personal care of family member. Given the recent proliferation of individuals and agencies holding themselves out as “home care givers” it is especially important to d… Read More
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Home Caretaker & Personal Care Contracts

Michigan recently changed its Medicaid eligibility rules regarding the treatment of payments made to family members for personal care and home maintenance. These changes should be a concern for anyone who is compensating a family member for taking ca… Read More
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Senior Care Alternatives

As medicine, technology, and methods of treatment evolve, people are living longer. While most aging individuals prefer to be cared for in the familiar surroundings of their own homes, that is not always possible. In most cases, a variety of care alt… Read More
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The New Medicaid Gift Rules

There have been a number of changes to the Medicaid rules over the last year. The most significant changes relate to the impact that making a gift has on a person’s ability to qualify for nursing home Medicaid benefits. If you or anyone you know ma… Read More
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Michigan Enacts an Estate Recovery Law

The Bad News On September 30, 2007, Michigan enacted a law that authorizes the creation of a Medicaid Estate Recovery Program (“MERP”). The MERP will allow the State to recoup the cost of benefits paid from the estate of an individual (and perhap… Read More
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Welcoming Karen A. Resseguie to Our Firm

We are proud to announce and welcome to our firm Karen A. Resseguie. Ms. Resseguie is a licensed registered nurse, certified case manager, and certified risk manager, and in that capacity will assist our clients and their families in several importan… Read More
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PBS Caring For Parents Online Broadcast

On April 2, 2008, PBS aired the broadcast “Caring for Parents”. Unfortunately, the network will not be airing the broadcast again locally in the near future. However, PBS has made this broadcast available to watch online. We highly recommend that… Read More
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Without a Durable Power of Attorney, Your Estate Plan is Incomplete

A “Durable” Power of Attorney (”DPOA”) should be a part of every estate plan, regardless of whether you are using a will, a living trust, or do nothing at all. A DPOA is a legal document in which you appoint someone, called an “agent” or… Read More
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