Posts Tagged ‘elder law attorney’

VA Service-Connected Disability Compensation

The Veterans Administration provides an important benefit for veterans who have a service-connected disability. This benefit is called "Compensation" and is different from the non-service-connected "Pension" benefit that elder law attorneys often discuss with wartime veteran clients or their surviving spouses. Like pension, VA compensation comes in the form of income-tax-free money payments to the veteran, who must have received a discharge other than dishonorable, and to certain of their family members. The big difference from the pension program, however, is that VA compensation entirely flows from the linkage between the veteran's disability (or death)and his or her military service….

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  Do you worry about the cost of long-term care? Are a wartime veteran with healthcare needs? Do you need information on Nursing Homes and Medicaid? Is your spouse is ill and you are worried about paying for her care? Do you need more information on Veterans benefits? Do you have wills, trusts and powers of attorney? Are you are wondering if your will, trust and powers of attorney need to be updated? You will want to hire the attorney who regularly handles matters in the area of law of concern to your particular case and who will know enough…

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Sometimes the annual trek to the family homestead can bring more stress than joy for adults with elderly, disabled or chronically-ill parents.

“The holiday season is the time when many adults are forced to confront the reality of parents’ declining health,” says David Wingate, an elder care attorney.

David Wingate Met with Elder Law Attorneys in Kansas City, MO

Attorney, David Wingate, of the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, traveled to Kansas City, MO, in November to meet with other leading elder law attorneys from across the nation. Through roundtable discussion, and seminars, the attorneys explored professional practice development. The group, comprised of attorneys from different states, convened at the Kansas City Marriott Airport Hotel and Convention Center.  “This was an intense and grueling meeting schedule, we started Thursday evening, and met until Sunday evening” says David Wingate.  According to Wingate, the value of meeting with like-minded elder law professionals is undeniable. “The level of commitment of this…

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David Wingate Attends Leading Lawyers Conference

David Wingate, Elder Law Attorney, travelled to Kansas City, MO, from October 25 -27 to meet with other leading attorneys from across the nation. Through discussions, strategic visioning, and personal goal setting, the attorneys explored professional practice development and expanded client services. According to Wingate, the value of the meeting with like minded attorneys is undeniable. "The level of committment of this group to improved practices and professional development is, in essence, a gift not only to me, but to my clients. We each come away with new insight, fresh idea, and anappreciation for the opportunity we have to serve…

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The Silver Ribbon Brochure Re Upcoming Senior Seminars

Download Silver Ribbon Brochure 2013 PDF The Silver Ribbon Series is informative sessions based around elder abuse and public safety concern topics. Invited to attend: Frederick County Seniors Professionals Clergy members Community members with a vested interest in the well being of seniors. Agenda:Monday, June 10th 10-11 a.m.Wandering and Safety Concerns for the Alzheimer’s PatientPresenter Cathy Hanson, LGSW, MSW Alzheimer’s Association86,000 Marylanders are living with memory problems. This session will discuss early warning signs of mem-ory impairment, strategies to ensure safety in the home, meaning and pre-vention of wandering behaviors, and ideas for deescalating challenging situations to support Frederick County…

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Meals on Wheels – Frederick County, Maryland

I'm reaching out to you to tell you about a new non-profit in town called "Friends of Meals on Wheels of Frederick County." Friends was established to help generate some funds for the Frederick County Department of Aging Meals on Wheels Program.  This is a vital program for our seniors and they are excited to announce their 1st fundraiser which will be held at SILK & BURLAP on Friday, November 9th from 6 – 9 PM.  Guests will be treated to appetizers/beverages and will receive 10% off their purchases, which will go to "Friends".  Silk & Burlap is located at 28…

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Resources To Remember

Download Sunrise support group_1886_0001 Sunrise of Frederick will host a panel of experts in memory care who will discuss the latest Alzheimer's research, medication, intervention and validation techniques and elder law. David Wingate, Elder Law Attorney of Frederick, Maryland is part of the panel. To learn more visit To RSVP 301 663 9500

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter held a Town Hall Meeting

On May 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the Plan, the first-ever national strategic plan to deal with the Alzheimer’s crisis. The National Alzheimer’s Plan has five overarching goals: Prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. Optimize care quality and efficiency. Expand supports for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. Enhance public awareness and engagement. Improve data to track progress.   On September 21, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter held a Town Hall to discuss the nation’s first National Alzheimer’s Plan and how it may affect you and your community. Elder Law Attorney,…

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Seniors face a myriad of health, finance and legal issues.

Seniors face a myriad of health, finance and legal issues that can significantly affect their lives and families for years to come. Elder Law Attorneys understand the unique needs of older adults regarding physical and mental limitations and navigating the complexities of retirement living and financial and estate planning. An elder law attorney can help with the following legal issues related to seniors: Health and personal care planning (healthcare decisions, powers of attorney, living wills, disability planning, end-of-life care) Financial planning (employment and retirement issues, asset protection, estate and gift taxes) Long-term care planning (long-term care and disability insurance, Medicare,…

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