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4 Big Changes to VA Aid and Attendance Benefits That You Need to Know

Effective on October 18, 2018, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) new rule for Aid and Attendance benefits goes into effect. Aid and Attendance benefits provide money to veterans and their surviving spouses to pay for long term care.  Before I give a run-down of the basic changes and how it will affect veterans, here are some basics on eligibility for Aid and Attendance benefits.

Basics of Aid and Attendance Benefits:

Aid and attendance can help seniors and their surviving spouses afford to pay for nursing home, assisted living and home care. For those who qualify, effective December… Read the rest

Homestead Exemptions- Reduction in Real Estate Taxes for Seniors and the Disabled

What is the Ohio Homestead Exemption Law?

The Ohio Homestead Exemption Law gives qualified individuals occupying or owning a homestead a reduction on real estate, property, and manufactured home taxes. A “Homestead” is defined as a dwelling owned and occupied as a home by an individual whose domicile is in the State of Ohio, and who has not acquired ownership from a person, other than their spouse, that is related by blood or marriage. A housing cooperative that is occupied as home is also considered a Homestead for the purposes of the tax exemption.  The standard exemption for qualified… Read the rest

Long Term Care Presentation at North Olmsted Senior Center

Elder law lawyer Elizabeth Perla will be providing a presentation on Long Term Care Planning at North Olmsted Senior Center on May 9th at noon.  Contact North Olmsted Senior Center to sign up for the lunch and learn program.

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… Read the rest

What does Medicare Cover in a Skilled Nursing Facility?

You or a family member have a serious health event like a stroke or a broken hip and are admitted to the hospital. Rehabilitation services are needed. What will Medicare cover?

Medicare will cover skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, that is medically necessary services ordered by a physician and performed by a physical therapist, occupational therapist or other skilled professional, under Medicare Part A.

To qualify for the coverage the patient must meet the following criteria:

  1. Patient must have been admitted to the hospital and spent three overnights. Important note: observation
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Event at Landerbrook Transitional Care

Cleveland elder law lawyer Elizabeth L. Perla of the Perla Law Firm, LLC, along with Greg Berlin of Oasis Asset Mgmt. Group Inc. and Kevin Kutz of Creative Insurance Solutions, LLC will be offering a panel discussion on planning services available to seniors on March 14, 2018 at 6pm at Landerbrook Transitional Care in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. The discussion will cover long-term care insurance, affording the costs of aging, asset protection, legal documents for seniors and more. To RSVP for the event, contact Landerbrook at 440.443.0345.… Read the rest