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.
Steve’s practice focuses on business law and the defense of professional liability claims. These practice areas include corporate law, commercial and malpractice litigation. He regularly handles negotiations, acquisitions and leasing of commercial properties.
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

Jessica’s general litigation practice focuses on representation of clients in a wide variety of matters, including contract-related and business tort litigation, complex commercial and product liability, healthcare and medical malpractice matters, civil rights claims, and much more. Jessica is experienced in all aspects of a civil case, and represents both individuals and businesses in both state and federal legal matters. Jessica’s family law practice involves representing and guiding her clients through divorce, dissolution, child custody and support matters, spousal support and property division, and other domestic relations matters. She is trained and certified in collaborative practice. Jessica also practices with the firm’s estate planning and administration team. She prides herself on focusing on and understanding the unique needs of her clients and working closely with them towards resolution, while being sensitive to the personal and sometimes emotional aspect of these issues.