Sealed with a CELA

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I am proud to be able to add four additional letters after my name: CELA. In a world with a dizzying number of designations, you may ask, “How important could those four extra letters really be?” I can state with certainty that these letters really do mean a lot. Having a law firm with attorneys […]

How to Get the Right Power of Attorney

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We never know what life has in store for us. We are always at risk of becoming temporarily or permanently incapacitated due to accident, illness, or aging. A power of attorney allows you (the “principal”) to give someone else (your “agent”) the authority to act and make decisions for you in you are ever unable […]

Something Beautiful…..

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By Josephine Reviello, Case Manager  I recently attended an all-day Alzheimer’s Association Spring Conference and Music Therapy was one of the topics. I was amazed at the video presentation of an elderly man stricken with Alzheimer’s disease, in the later stages, who came alive when he heard a familiar tune that he used to love […]

The Medical Assistance Estate Recovery Program

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A topic that frequently elicits questions from clients is the Medical Assistance Estate Recovery Program. There is a lot of information and misinformation out there about the program. The Medical Assistance Estate Recovery Program is administered in Pennsylvania by the Department of Human Services. The Program allows the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to be reimbursed for […]

A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse

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A new report suggests that financial abuse of older adults is much more prevalent than previously thought. The statistics we have been using on financial fraud and exploitation of the elderly may be way low. If you are over 65 you probably suspected this was true. If you are like me, you receive fraudulent telephone […]