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Legal Issues Facing Seniors Today!

May 16, 2012 in News

Did you know that May is Elder Law Month? Attorneys from the Elder Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association will present answers to the questions they are most frequently asked concerning long-term care: -Does Medicare Cover Long Term Care? -What if I’m a Veteran? -Do I need a Power of Attorney? -What long-term care benefits are availible? -Will I lose my home if I go into a nursing facility? These FREE seminars are offered as a public service at the following locations: 5/22/12     12:00 pm     Roper YMCA 100 Windermere Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787 5/24/12     6:00 pm     Winter Park Community Center 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789 5/30/12     6:00 pm     Crosby Wellness Center YMCA 2005 Mizell Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792 5/31/12     4:00 pm     Marks Street Senior Center 99 E. Marks Street, Orlando, FL 32803 No reservations are necessary but seating is limited. Hope to see you there!

Medicaid & VA Benefits to Help Pay for Long Term Care Seminar

May 1, 2012 in News

Come out to the Winter Park Commuity Center on May 10th at 6:00pm to hear Heather C. Kirson, Esq. and Patti Fuller, Esq., B.C.S. speak on topics such as Medicaid Planning, VA benefits and Estate Planning. If you or someone you know is having to face the issue of how to pay for long-term care, this could be the perfect opportunity to learn how you can get help to pay for it! This is a free event and is open to the public. Please call (407) 422-3017 for more information.

Best Buddies Friendship Walk

April 12, 2012 in News

Come join The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller for the Best Buddies Friendship Walk! It is a fun-filled community fundraiser to support your local Best Buddies program. Best Buddies is an organization designed to educate people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to be advocates for social inclusion in their community. The Walk takes place this Saturday, April 14th at Cypress Grove Park, 290 W. Holden Avenue, Orlando, FL 32839. The registration begins at 8:00am and the 5K walk begins at 9:15am. Visit www.bestbuddiesflorida.org for more information.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Project

April 4, 2012 in News

On April 19th from 5:30-7:00pm Attorneys Heather Kirson and Patti Fuller will be giving a free class, open to the public on legal and financial matters at the Crosby Center YMCA ( 2005 Mizell Ave., Winter Park, FL 32792). The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Project is designed to help reduce the stress of being a Caregiver by empowering individuals through a free educational series specific for the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver. All classes take place on the third Thursday of each month with a light dinner being provided by Vitas Innovative Hospice. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to (407)-447-5971 or e-mail acp-orange@yourspecialangels.com.

Medicaid & VA Benefits to Help Pay for Long Term Care Seminar

April 4, 2012 in News

Come out to the Winter Park Community Center on April 12th at 4:00pm to hear Heather C. Kirson, Esq. and Patti Fuller, Esq., B.C.S. speak on topics such as Medicaid Planning, VA benefits and Estate Planning. If you or someone you know is having to face the issue of how to pay for long-term care, this could be the perfect opportunity to learn how you can get help to pay for it! This is a free event and is open to the public. Please call (407) 422-3017 for more information.

Medicaid & VA Benefits to Help Pay for Long Term Care Seminar

March 15, 2012 in News

Come out to the Marks Street Senior Center on March 29th at 4:00pm to hear Heather C. Kirson, Esq. and Patti Fuller, Esq., B.C.S. speak on topics such as Medicaid Planning, VA benefits and Estate Planning. If you or someone you know is having to face the issue of how to pay for long-term care, this could be the perfect opportunity to learn how you can get help to pay for it! This is a free event and is open to the public. Please call (407) 422-3017 for more information.

Florida 2012 Medicaid Guide

March 15, 2012 in News

Florida 2012 Medicaid Guide Medicaid Income Cap $ 2,094.00 Medicaid Individual Resource Allowance $ 2,000.00 Medicaid Monthly Personal Needs Allowance $ 35.00 Community Spouse Resource Allowance $ 113,640.00 Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance $ 1,839.00 Maximum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance$ 2,841.00 Medicaid Shelter Standard $ 552.00 Standard Utility Allowance $ 343.00 Resource Allowance for a Couple (Husband and Wife both reside in facility) $ 3,000.00

Understanding Dementia

March 15, 2012 in News

Have you ever lost patience with an elderly person while standing in line because they were fumbling around in their purse to look for something? Or perhaps you’ve found yourself frustrated while speaking with an aging loved one because you have to tell them to do something multiple times? If this sounds familiar, it could be that you’re interacting with someone suffering from dementia.

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