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Finding At-Home Care Options for Your Aging Parent Without Breaking the Bank

Stay-at-Home Orders and fear of infection from COVID-19 have left many families struggling to manage the care needs of their aging loved ones.  Taking care of a parent can be a full-time job, often resulting in the child’s own employment being sacrificed along with their own financial security, family time, and freedom. Some families have…

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COVID-19 Cyber Scams Targeting the Elderly Population Are Rising During This Pandemic

During this pandemic, many COVID-19 Cyber Scams have emerged and have specifically targeted our vulnerable elderly population. Please advise your elderly family members to be suspicious of calls, texts and emails during this time and to always contact a trusted individual to verify any communication before taking action.

The Impact of Gift Giving and Financial Assistance on Long Term Care Benefits

If you are contemplating giving a gift or some other type of financial assistance to help out a loved one during this uncertain time, there are some important things you need to consider.  When applying for Medicaid or Veteran’s benefits to pay for long term care, any gifts or financial assistance to family and friends…

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Essential Estate Planning Documents: What You Need to Know

There are several key documents that make up an individual’s estate plan.  A Last Will and Testament is a legal document which outlines your intentions regarding distribution of your estate. A person’s estate is comprised of the assets you own at your death and can include, real estate, bank/investment accounts and personal property. When creating…

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How the CARES Act Might Help to Save Your Small Business

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act was passed into law on March 27, 2020 and is a significant tool for small businesses to utilize during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. The CARES Act allocates $350 billion to assist small businesses keep their employees on the payroll and meet their expenses…

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Zacharia Brown: Who We Are

Zacharia Brown is an Elder Law and Estate Planning Firm dedicated to helping families and their loved ones plan, pay for, coordinate, and secure quality care for life. Our Attorneys focus their practice on Asset Preservation Planning, Estate Planning, Medicaid and Veterans Benefits Eligibility, Business Succession Planning & Small Business Counseling, Care Management & Advocacy,…

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We’re Here to Help

At Zacharia Brown, we recognize our clients concerns about the spread of COVID-19. As a result, we are offering video consultation appointments for client meetings. If you have an appointment with us, or are scheduling one in the future and have any concerns about coming into our office, please inquire about how to schedule a…

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Report Ranks States on Nursing Home Quality and Shows Families’ Conflicted Views

A new report that combines nursing home quality data with a survey of family members ranks the best and worst states for care and paints a picture of how Americans view nursing homes. The website analyzed Medicare’s nursing home ratings to identify the states with the best and worst overall nursing home quality ratings. Using Medicare’s…

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Veteran’s Benefits: Avoiding Scams and Securing Assistance

At the end of last year, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) finalized new rules that made it more difficult to qualify for VA Pension Benefits. This change includes the “Aid and Attendance” benefits available to low-income veterans (or their spouses) who are  in nursing homes or who need help at home to perform everyday tasks,…

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