Having been a former social worker, then hospital executive who led the development of a cutting-edge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Diagnostic Unit in a general hospital in the early eighties—my passion has always been about serving seniors. So when I went to law school, it was an easy decision as to what my specialty would be: elder law & estate planning!
So, what is elder law?
Elder law can cover many areas from age discrimination and nursing home rights to Medi-Cal and other public benefits programs such as VA Pension Benefits. The scope of my practice includes:
- Medi-Cal and long-term care planning, whether it be pre-planning or crisis planning mode. The federal\state Medi-Cal program is bewilderingly complex and it is easy to get lost in its rules. I’m here to help you through that.
- VA Pension Benefits: this too is complex.
- Estate planning which includes special needs trusts.