Big Budget Win for Seniors And Low Income Older Adults

Q.  I heard that the proposed CA Budget cuts to the Medi-Cal program are now off the table. Is that true? A.  Yes!  Some background:  Faced with a proposed $54 Billion Budget Deficit, last month Governor Newsom had proposed drastic cuts to Medi-Cal and other social programs that serve low income seniors and the disabled…. Read More »

Medicare Relaxes Requirements for Nursing Home Coverage

Q. I hear that Medicare has announced that, due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, it will now be more generous in covering nursing home stays by relaxing some of its long-standing coverage requirements. Do you know anything about this? A. Yes. A bit of background may be helpful. Medicare has traditionally imposed three conditions as… Read More »

The Current Pandemic and Your Estate Planning Documents

Q.  My wife and I signed our estate planning documents quite some time ago. In view of the current COVID-19 Pandemic, we wonder whether there are any revisions we should consider? A. Excellent question. The short answer is, “Yes”. Here are some specific suggestions relating to some important estate planning documents which you probably signed:… Read More »

How To Create Basic Estate Planning Documents During the COVID-19 Crisis, Without Witnesses or Notary

Q. My father is confined to his Assisted Living Facility (“ALF”) and is very anxious to sign a Will and other estate planning documents. However, the facility is on ‘lock-down’ due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his caregivers will not be able to serve as witnesses, and I cannot arrange for a mobile notary to enter… Read More »