Adult Illness, Elder Law, estate planning, Long Term Care

Dodging the Wrecking Ball | by Rick Law, Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney

As an elder law attorney, my clients are hard-working people who fought in our wars, worked in our factories, and sent their kids to college.  They are honest people who always lived frugally.  They paid off their homes and cars and now they live on two Social Security checks and sometimes a very modest pension.  Most of them were well and happy until things started crumbling around them. Trying to deal with dementia or long term physical disabilities alone is like standing on a roof and watching a wrecking ball swing wildly, just waiting for the hit that will crumble everything below you.  The healthy spouse and the caregiving children are left scrambling to figure out how to pay the monthly $5,000 to $9,000 nursing home bill.  They are panicked, lost, and alone. That’s usually when an elder law attorney comes into the picture.  Families call us because they are worried.  They know that unless they find a long-term solution, they will soon be out of money.  And when you’re out of money, you’re out of options. We are a trustworthy guide through the minefield of health care, insurance, taxes, finances, Medicare, Medicaid, veteran’s benefits, Alzheimer’s, family dynamics, and end-of-life issues. There really is no time in life when the stakes are higher or you have more to lose.  My firm is proud to advocate for the scores of families we see every year! Don’t wait for the wrecking ball to start swinging.  Give us a call at 800-310-3100.   Rick Law Lead Attorney, Law Elder Law, LLP Rick was named the #1 Illinois elder law estate planning attorney by Leading Lawyer Magazine. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, AARP Magazine,, and numerous newspapers and articles. Rick is the lead attorney for Law Elder Law, LLP, focusing in Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Nursing Home Solutions. His goal is to give retirees an informed edge when it comes to dealing with an uncertain future.  Get flexible retirement strategies that work during good times and bad, plus information on how you can save your home and assets from being used to pay for long term care.  Appointments are available in Chicago, Aurora, Oak Brook, Schaumburg, and Joliet.  Call 800-310-3100 for your free consultation now!