Cleveland Elder Law Lawyer Elizabeth L. Perla to Speak at North Olmsted Library


Cleveland elder law lawyer Elizabeth L. Perla to speak at North Olmsted Library on July 12, 2017 at 7 pm on Long Term Care Planning.  The cost of long term care, be it nursing home, assisted living or home care can quickly drain a family of its resources.  Elder law attorney Elizabeth Perla will discuss how one puts together a long term care plan, including utilizing personal resources, insurance and government benefits. Bring your questions and start preparing a plan that can save your family money and improve your quality of life!… Read the rest

Cleveland Elder Law Lawyer Elizabeth L. Perla to Speak on Special Needs Trust and Medicaid for NBI


Cleveland Elder Law Lawyer Elizabeth L. Perla has been chosen by the National Business Institute to speak at their “Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know” Seminar in Akron, Ohio on June 20, 2017 and Cleveland, Ohio on June 22, 2017 on the topics of Special Needs Trusts and Medicaid Post-Eligibility Issues.

The seminar is designed for attorneys, financial planners, accountants, tax preparers, trust officers and paralegals. The program will be recorded in its entirety and can be obtained by contacting NBI directly.… Read the rest

The Perla Law Firm to be at South Euclid Senior Center


The Perla Law Firm will be at South Euclid Senior Center on Thursday, June 15 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Come by to ask questions and learn more about estate planning and probate, family law, long term care and all things elder law! Guides of Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Medicaid Planning will be available to take home with you.… Read the rest

When Can a Resident of a Rehab Facility, Assisted Living or Nursing Home be Denied Medicare Coverage?


Medicare covers the cost of skilled nursing for twenty days and then eighty additional days on a co-payment basis for a total of one hundred days of coverage. However, sometimes a patient will be told by a facility that they do not qualify for skilled nursing under Medicare and that their benefits are being terminated early.

What is the appropriate standard for terminating coverage?

An important court decision was made in January 2013 in the Vermont case of Jimmo v. Sebelius. In that case, a lawsuit was settled between the Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) and Medicare contractors which dealt… Read the rest

Cleveland Elder Law Attorney Elizabeth L. Perla to Provide Free Consultations at Rocky River Senior Center


Cleveland Elder law Attorney Elizabeth L. Perla of the Perla Law Firm is offering free legal consultations on May 16 from 1 to 4:00 pm.  Appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes, with any remaining slots available for walk-ins.  Ms. Perla is an elder law attorney practicing in estate planning, including Wills and Trusts, Medicaid and Veteran’s Benefits planning, advanced directives, guardianships, and estate administration.  She is also well versed in family law matters. The sign-up sheet will be available at the front desk.… Read the rest