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Many times when we talk about aging people mention relying on their loved ones to step up and help guide them through the process. What we don't always discuss is the fact that relying on a loved one is not always an option. the CPA Journal published a piece that discusses what practical, legal and financial issues to consider if you are an elderly person without children to serve as caregivers. 

Read the full article here. 

We love our home in Hendersonville so much, and it’s always an honor to be recognized for our standard of service. Thank you to those who thought to nominate the Knox Law office for the Best of the Blue Ridge Awards! We were nominated in the service category for Best Law Firm. We appreciate every client that chooses to work with Knox Law. If you’d like to vote for us for Best Law Firm, you can click here. The listings are in alphabetical order, and you don’t have to vote in every category. Thank you for your continued support, and feel free to vote every day!

Board Certified Elder Law Attorney, Caroline Knox, will speak at the Prime Time Living & Health Retirement Expo on Thursday, July 12. Join us at the Lelia Patterson Center in Fletcher to learn more about retirement, whether you're currently ready to retire or not! There will be many sessions you can attend and informational booths that cover a variety of topics. Some of the sessions cover topics like cardiovascular health, safety, fraud concerns, retirement options, and brain health just to name a few.
If you are interested in learning more about the event, you can visit Prime Time Living's website here. We hope to see you there.

Medicaid can be an option for paying for long term care. You might already have a basic understanding that Medicaid is a support system for people with low income, but did you know that it can assist in paying for long term care even if you have higher income and resources? Board Certified Elder Law Attorneys are trained in helping to guide you through the process of analyzing and obtaining Medicaid.

Every state has different eligibility requirements for Medicaid to cover long term care.

Your Board Certified Elder Law Attorney can advise and guide you through the steps to ensure that you still have resources maintaining your quality of life, and preserve assets for a spouse at home and for the children.

Have you thought about your end-of-life plan recently? It is important to have your end-of-life plan well thought out, both to ensure your quality of life and to relieve stress that could be placed on your loved ones.

Many people don’t want to consider end-of-life care until it’s too late. You might be faced with your own diagnosis, or it might be the diagnosis of a loved one that sends you into the confusion and uncertainty of making unwanted plans. Take control of what may seem like an uncontrollable situation by being proactive in planning end-of-life care. At Knox Law, a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney, & Denise Hanks, Geriatric Care Manager, can sit down with you to talk about the best plan of action for end-of-life care. These meetings allow you to dictate how you would like your life to be handled if it is placed in another’s hands.

Only about a third of people have their end-of-life plans in place. Schedule an appointment today with a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney to ensure your caregiver can manage your health-care choices with confidence that they are acting in accordance with your wishes.