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A Special Message To Children Caring For Aging Parents

We recognize that you are committed to doing everything that you can to support and care for aging parents or other family members while you are struggling to find balance among children, work, school, spouse, and everything else in your life. You may be close to running on empty.

Levendowski and Darpino We are here to help reduce your stress. Part of caregiving is planning and navigating the legal and financial puzzle that is long term care today to make sure that your loved one’s life savings are protected while receiving quality care.

“Long distance” caregiving can be even more stressful. We help many families where the parents live in Southeastern Pennsylvania and the children caregivers do not live close by.

You, as well as your loved ones, deserve the support of caring and experienced professionals in navigating the long term care system.

  • Are you placing a family member in a Pennsylvania nursing home? Assisted living facility? Continuing Care Retirement Community?
  • Are you worried about quality of care and your family’s financial security?
  • Do you want to provide your spouse with a financially secure future?
  • Are you overwhelmed by all the decisions you have to make?
  • Are you worried about losing your home?
  • Are you worried about how to pay for your care as you age?

Growing older today brings with it legal, financial, personal, and planning issues that need the expertise of attorneys whose practice is devoted to Elder Law. Being prepared should you or your loved one become disabled or need long term care is an important matter that we all must face as we age.

Let Henry Levandowski and Maria Darpino, Elder Law attorneys who are passionate about advocating for their clients, do all the hard work to help you get the best care while protecting your life savings. We help our clients plan for a secure future for themselves and their loved ones by providing them with an individual and unique plan to protect assets for future generations while providing for present and future needs.

YOU’VE WORKED TOO HARD TO LOSE IT ALL!

Our firm has practiced nothing but Elder Law for the last fifteen years. We are widely recognized as a premier Elder Law firm in Southeastern Pennsylvania, serving Philadelphia, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, and Chester County. We continually study the ever-changing and complex laws that allow people to keep their money instead of spending it all on nursing home care. We are dedicated to ensuring that our clients get to keep the most that the law allows.

  • We are a trusted source for expert legal advice in:
  • Securing nursing home care and Medicaid eligibility, without going broke in the process;
  • “Aid and Attendance” benefits for veterans in need of in-home care or care in an assisted living facility;
  • Assisting families with special needs members;
  • Advising seniors on long term care planning so that a nursing home placement does not create a crisis for the family;
  • Preserving wealth through estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advanced health care directives);
  • Making sure one spouse does not become impoverished if the other needs nursing home care;
  • Handling estates of deceased family members.

If you or your family members need assistance with any of these matters, you have come to the right place.

OUR PRACTICE IN A NUTSHELL

We provide comprehensive Elder Law services that address the full range of legal issues facing our aging population. If you or a loved one needs nursing home care or in-home care, or you want to plan for the possibility of such care in the future, we can help you plan to pay for such care or to establish eligibility for Medicaid benefits. For our estate planning clients, we prepare wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, and advanced healthcare directives. For incapacitated clients, we establish legal guardianships. For disabled clients, we set up and help fund special needs trusts. Finally, we handle probate and estate administration matters.

Our education as Elder Law attorneys had made us realize that, in today’s world, estate and long term care planning is not just about what happens when you die. A much more important concern is what happens if you become disabled before you die and you are in need of long term care. The best planning is not done under crisis conditions but when you are relatively healthy and long term care is a future concern. Protect your life savings from high long term care costs. With planning, you can protect yourself, your family, and your assets.

WHEN DO YOU NEED AN ELDER LAW ATTORNEY?

  • You have a loved one living in a nursing home or assisted living facility.
  • You have a loved one receiving in-home care provided by either family members or an outside service.
  • You have a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or dementia.
  • You are considering transferring your home or other assets to your children.
  • You are a married couple worried about the costs of long term care.
  • You have to make immediate decisions about long term care to protect a loved one’s health and safety.
  • You realize that as a family member you have been caring for needs more help than you can give them.

Everyone’s situation is unique. Our services begin with a consultation which you can schedule by calling (610) 446-9626. Home and long term care facility visits are available. This step will start you on the path toward peace of mind.

PROVIDING PEACE OF MIND FOR OVER 15 YEARS

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