As our population ages, more and more people are facing the unique medical and legal issues of the elderly. Whether preparing for disability and death or the progression of dementia and physical disability, proper planning is critical to ease intense emotional and physical demands on family and friends while maintaining the dignity of the elderly.

Planning is especially important relative to Medicaid, the most common form of payment of nursing home care. In order to qualify for Medicaid benefits, nursing home residents must deplete almost all assets that they own or control. Improperly disposing of the assets prior to or upon entering a nursing home can result in serious penalties that can jeopardize Medicaid coverage.

The attorneys at Rendigs can help families understand this complex area of law of elder law and medicaid planning, and create plans that assure elders receive appropriate care.

Our Elder Law and Medicaid Planning Team

Don’s practice focuses on civil litigation in the area of medical defense litigation, transportation, maritime and wrongful death and injury. He defends hospitals, corporations, nursing homes, and physicians. He counsels clients on risk management and quality assurance matters.

Donald C. Adams

Of Counsel

Jeff’s estate planning practice involves the representation of clients on a wide range of matters, including issues such as probate avoidance, creating distribution plans for minor children and/or disabled individuals, and drafting documents to accomplish the client’s objectives upon their disability or death.
Paul’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of estate planning, administration of estates and trusts, and federal and state taxation and compliance. In his estate planning practice, Paul works with clients with a variety of needs including the preparation of wills and trusts, education and special needs trusts for children, and more complex trusts for high net worth clients including the formation of limited liability companies, family limited partnerships, charitable remainder trusts, and private charitable foundations.

Paul F. Wenker

Of Counsel