Month: November 2016

The Difference Between Medicare Part A and Part B – and Why You Need Both

As you approach age 65, you’re probably starting to think about your future – including your health care. Perhaps you’ve had employer-sponsored health insurance in the past and will need Medicare coverage once you retire. Alternatively, you may have individual health insurance, but are soon Medicare-eligible thanks to your age.


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What’s The Difference Between An Attorney & An Elder Law Attorney?

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Attorneys can help you and give you legal advice, but unless they focus in that particular area, they can only give general counsel. Senior issues tend to be very complicated and involve more than one aspect. Your decision on one thing, like Medicaid benefits, can be directly tied to other issues like your assets and estate plans. When it comes to these things, you don’t want general counsel, you want an attorney that knows everything about these topics.

Elder law attorneys can lead you through these complex issues and make sure that your wishes are respected and taken care of. They are also usually very involved in the senior community and can help tend to the emotional needs of seniors during these times by providing access to resources and support in the area.