Each month, the Law Offices of Linnea J. Levine PC will provide the latest Elder Law News for your consumption. Our hope is to keep you informed on any and all relevant information at our disposal. This month’s topic: Home Health Care Patients With Chronic Conditions Are Having Trouble Getting Medicare
Linnea celebrates her 25th year assisting families in the practice areas of Elder Law, Special Needs Planning and Estate Planning to preserve their assets and to obtain quality care and eligibility to receive public benefits.
Medicare is supposed to provide up to 35 hours a week of home care to those who qualify, but many Medicare patients with chronic conditions are being wrongly denied such care.
A nursing home closure can be traumatic for residents who are forced to move. Although there may not be much that can be done to prevent a closure, residents do have some rights.
Caring for an elderly parent can be stressful for families. Siblings may disagree over how to provide care or where a parent will live, and these squabbles can end up costing the family thousands of dollars.
Since 1998 Linnea qualified and has maintained her qualifications for the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) awarded by the National Elder Law Foundation, approved by the American Bar Association. (The Rules Committee of the Connecticut Superior Court currently does not recognize Elder Law as a concentrated area of practice). She has repeatedly been named as a Super Lawyer in Elder Law for the New England Region. Linnea was named “Most Valuable Member for 2014” by the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.