Posts Tagged ‘elder law’

Executor vs. Power of Attorney: What’s the Difference, & Can They Be the Same Person?

In your estate planning, you’ve likely heard the phrases executor and power of attorney. You may be wondering what each of these terms means, and whether or not someone named as your executor can also be named power of attorney.   What Is an Executor? An executor is someone chosen to carry out the conditions set out in your will. This individual is often a family member or trusted friend that you think can handle the responsibility and can stay organized through the process. Your executor will be responsible for making sure any debts that remain after your death are…

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What Is Estate Planning, & Why Is It Important?

You’ve heard the term “estate planning” thrown around by family, friends, and news reports, but you don’t quite know what it all means and why it’s so important. Is estate planning just making sure you have a will written out or are there other aspects to the process? And, if you’re still young, do you need to worry about estate planning yet?   What Is Estate Planning? Estate planning is making plans about who will receive your personal items – cars, house, financial assets – in the event of your death. Additionally, designating who will care for your children, finding…

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How Can an Elder Law Attorney Help With Medicaid Planning?

Medicaid planning can be a complicated process no matter how familiar you are with dealing with medical coverage. The rules surrounding Medicaid eligibility and how to get the most out of your coverage are often hard to navigate. You may not know who to trust to advise you as you or a loved one go through this time of life. An elder law attorney is experienced at guiding clients through the process of Medicaid planning. Navigating Eligibility Guidelines Filing an application is not the only part of qualifying for Medicaid. You are only eligible to receive Medicaid after meeting certain…

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THINKING ABOUT NURSING HOME CARE, OR MEDICAID? The decision to move a family member into a nursing home is one of the toughest and most difficult decisions you can ever make. Over time, caring for an aging or disabled love one can deplete your energy, time and finances. The legal and financial ramifications can cost you plenty. Your income, assets and financial security can be a serious risk. Stop, before it’s too late. If you and your family are overwhelmed or confused by all the decisions you have to make. If you want to know your individual rights, or this…

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Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s…real world strategies that work.

Alzheimer disease is a heartbreaker.  Not only is it awful for the patient, but it’s devastating for the caregiver.  Someone who hasn’t dealt with Alzheimer’s disease, can’t imagine the stress of the constant pacing, up during nights, the fidgeting, the safety concerns, and of course the memory loss.  Imagine the heartbreak you feel looking into the now empty eyes of your spouse of 40 or 50 years and recalling all the wonderful times you spent together and then sitting down and crying over the horrible truth that your spouse no longer recognizes you.  Your marriage vows said for “better or…

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center 204 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg MD 20878 Times 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm This seminar will help you understand the basic details about Trusts, Estates and Long Term Care.     Types of Trusts and when should a Trust be used     The difference between a revocable and irrevocable Trust     Trusts that provide for future generations     How to avoid probate     How to preserve your assets Please RSVP as limited seating. Cal 240 453 0070 (Rockville office) or 301 663 9230 (Frederick office) or email  

A Toast To The Holidays

You are cordially invited to join us for a very special celebration to benefit: FRIENDS OF MEALS ON WHEELS. CUSTOM TREES AND WREATHS – LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION FREDERICK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AT CRESTWOOD, 7211 BANK STRETT, FREDERICK, MD DECEMBER  7, 2013 AT 7.00 PM COST TEN DOLLARS PER PERSON Enjoy live music by the Howard Burns Quartet. Appetizers, desserts and beverages, including wine sponsored by the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, Bonefish Grill's Bang Bang Shrimp, bottomless crad dip, and more! For more information visit the Toast to The Holidays Website.


  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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David Wingate held a seminar on Affordable Health Care Act to Social Workers, Nursing Home Amin. etc.

  Elder lawyer, David Wingate, held a seminar on the Affordable Care Act, to social worker, nursing home and hospital administrators.

David Wingate was at the Movies.

The Elder Law Office of David Wingate sponsored "Marini and a Movie" to generate awareness of Alzheimers. We showed a James Bond movie – so David Wingate has to change his phone number to reflect this. We had another great night, thanks to all.