Wednesday, May 15, 2013
NAELA, NELF, CELA, ACTEC -- What Does It All Mean?
It seems either a professional's name is followed by a bunch of letters or the membership organizations they tout are growing exponentially! It can get quite confusing. I myself am a CELA (Certified Elder Law Attorney) and a member of NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys) and Board Member in VAELA (Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys). I earned my CELA designation, I am members of the other organizations.
Here is a good article further breaking down the code of all the letters.
Monday, January 28, 2013
New law firm opens in Danville
We received a nice write up on the website Work It SOVA!!
The law firm of Robert W. Haley is opening a Danville office.
The office will be in the First Citizens Bank Building at 530 Main St., Suite 302, and will open Jan. 31. Haley will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays, only by appointment, according to a news release.
Haley practices estate planning and elder law, specializing in protecting assets from the costs of long-term care.
The Danville office is the firm’s second location, according to the release. The Bassett office was originally the firm of Philpott and McGhee, founded in 1961. Haley assumed leadership of the practice in 1995.
He is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland, and the University of Virginia School of Law and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He is a decorated veteran of the United States Air Force, according to the release.
Haley has also received an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review and has been named a Virginia “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a past president of the Martinsville-Henry County Bar Association and a member of the Bassett Kiwanis Club.
Consultations can be made by calling 1-855-50 ELDER (1-800-503-5337). More information is available at www.vaelderlaw.com.
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
Robert W. Haley Law Firm Opens Danville Office
BASSETT, VA. - The law firm of Robert W Haley is opening an office in downtown Danville. The office is in the First Citizens Bank Building, 530 Main Street, Suite 302. The office will open Thursday January 10th, 2013 and Mr. Haley will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. The office is the Bassett based firm’s second location
As Southside Virginia’s only “Certified Elder Law Attorney”, Haley is excited to begin practicing in the Danville area. “When I began to think about growth, Danville was the logical choice. The rebirth of the downtown area is exciting ,” said Haley., “ I look forward to joining the downtown community.”
Haley limits his practice to the areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning. One of his areas of concentration is protecting assets from the ever rising costs of long term care. “What we really offer our clients is peace of mind, they are so relieved to know there is someone there to help them steer through the maze of Medicare, Medicaid, spend downs, as well as through tax planning, probate avoidance and wills and powers of attorneys. We are dedicated to our families.”
The Danville office is the firm’s second location. The law office was founded in Bassett in 19?? And Haley took over leadership of the law practice in 1994. Haley is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland and the University of Virginia School of law and a veteran of the United Sates Air Force.
For a consultation, call 1 855 5) ELDER to set an appointment and visit our website at www.vaelderlaw.com for more information.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Spangler Joins Haley Law Offices
BASSETT, VA – December 30, 2012 – The Law Offices of Robert W. Haley are pleased to announce the addition of Jessica Spangler as a new associate attorney with the firm.
Ms. Spangler will be based at the firm’s offices located on Fairystone Park Highway in Bassett.
Spangler previously worked in both the Patrick County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Martinsville Commonwealth Attorney’s Office while completing her legal studies. Spangler also worked as a clerk for Patrick County Circuit Court Judge Martin Clark of Stuart, and most recently was an intern for Haley.
Spangler received her Juris Doctor degree, from the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University in Birmingham Alabama, and her Bachelor of Science in Political Science, from Greensboro College in North Carolina.
Spangler, is a native of the Fieldale area of Henry County., “I am so excited to begin my career as an associate attorney working under Robert Haley. He has given me a wonderful opportunity to practice not only in an area of law I love to study, but also in my home of Henry County. Mr Haley is an exceptional mentor and I cannot wait to see what the future holds,” said Spangler.
“Her experiences and background make her a valuable asset to increase our firm’s ability to provide our clients with expertise in estate planning and elder law, while maintaining that close, hometown relationship with our clients,” said Haley .
The law offices of Robert W. Haley specialize in Estate Planning, Elder Law/Care, and Asset Protection. For more information on Ms. Spangler or the firm, visit our website at www.VAElderLaw.com.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Congratulations are in order for my friend and colleague, Sandra Chinn-Gilstrap for joining Woods Rogers in Danville:
Sandra T. Chinn-Gilstrap, known for her trial practice and advocacy of family and domestic-law clients as well as mental health patients, has joined the Danville office of Woods Rogers PLC, continuing a life-long love of – and devotion to – the City on the Dan.
Formerly a solo practitioner, she joins Woods Rogers as Of Counsel effective Oct. 1. In addition to running her own firm since 1995, she has served on the first Supreme Court of Virginia Mental Health Rule Task Force Committee, which promotes professional standards for mental health cases and drafts statewide rules.
Chinn-Gilstrap joins one of the most recognized and experienced legal teams in Virginia and welcomes her existing clients to Woods Rogers.
View the full press release here.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Elderly Apparel: Buck and Buck
Earlier I introduced you to Resident Essentials; today we look at Buck and Buck:
Elderly clothing is a line of clothing that is both age appropriate, easy to wear and easy to care for. As we age, it becomes more difficult to move, stretch, bend and twist, making the process of dressing a bit of a challenge at times. Buck and Buck realizes this, and our business is to make clothing for seniors look good, feel good, and most of all, to make clothing that helps keep the wearer as independent as possible for as long as possible. Loss of independence in the daily task of dressing can be very difficult for aging mothers and fathers, so we place their dignity in the forefront of our designs.
We select fabrics that are comfortable for the elderly to wear with patterns, designs and colors that are appropriate. We choose fabrics that are easy to launder and wear without the need for ironing. Our elderly clothing fits well to the body with waistbands, cuffs and necklines that are comfortable. We use zipper pulls, snaps and buttons that are easy to grasp. Many styles of our elderly clothing have VELCRO® brand closures that will not challenge the individual who has arthritis or weakness in a limb from a stroke. When the elderly need the assistance of a caregiver to get dressed, we have many options of open back and side zip clothing to choose from.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Resident Essentials: An Excellent Resource for Seniors!!
Welcome to Resident Essentials! We are your place for one-stop shopping for nursing home residents, guardian clients, and elderly loved ones. With over 20 years of industry experience, and a commitment to providing the highest quality products with friendly and responsive customer service, Resident Essentials has become the leading destination for nursing home staff, Guardians, and family members to shop for those they care about.
We sell a variety of adaptive clothing for men and women,senior clothing for men and women, as well as Velcro shoes and slippers. In addition, you can look for nursing home furniture and room furnishings including lift chairs, geri chairs, recliners, electric beds, throws and more, electronics such as televisions and radios, entertainment such as books and movies, and mobility products such as wheelchairs and walkers.
With each order you're automatically enrolled in our popular Rewards Program, by which you earn free merchandise the more you spend. We offer a wide array of long-term care products to choose from, and provide you with the convenience of shopping online. If you would like a free catalog in the mail, please complete our catalog request form. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us today. We take pride in our products and in our service and know you will be pleased.
We have used this catalog for many of our clints!! It's wonderful, please pass it along!
Friday, July 06, 2012
Three Critical Things Left Out of the Health Care Reform Debate
Maybe people who oppose the Supreme Court decision don’t want to look as if they are against elders so they avoid discussing a number of the real benefits to seniors that are part of the bill.
Who am I talking about that will benefit? It could be your own aging parents. The ACA requires many broad changes that will be directly and immediately helpful to our elders.
1. The Elder Justice Act
If we want to stop seeing so many horrifying stories of elder abuse, both physical and financial, we need a national coordination of effort to fight elder abuse. Now, it’s here, in the ACA.
2. Community First Choice Option
This provision is for participating states who want the 6% increase in Federal Medicaid funding to pay for community-based attendant services for elders who would otherwise have to go to a nursing home or other care facility.
3. Improving seniors’ access to home-based primary care physicians and nurses
Through the Independence at Home demonstration, the ACA will pay physicians and nurse practitioners to provide home-based primary care to targeted chronically ill individuals for a three -year period.
So, when you hear all the political banter back and forth, remember, seldom is something all bad!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Timed Traffic Crosswalks Too Fast for Many Elderly: Study
Most older people can't walk fast enough to cross a street in the time allotted by many automated crosswalks, according to a new British study. The ability to cross roads safely is extremely important for older adults. "It affects older adults' health, as they are more likely to avoid crossing a busy road," Asher said.
"Walking is an important activity for older people, as it provides regular exercise and direct health benefits," Asher said in a journal news release. "Being unable to cross a road may deter them from walking, reducing their access to social contacts and interaction, local health services, and shops, which are all important in day-to-day life."
Honestly, did we really need a study to figure this out?
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Shared-care insurance gains as option for couples
CHICAGO (AP) — It's the financial protection that many will need in retirement but few are willing or able to buy. Long-term care insurance scares off most people because of the cost.
For married couples, an increasingly popular option called "shared care" may make it more feasible by providing expanded coverage for less money than would otherwise be the case.
Under these joint policies, couples purchase a combined pool of benefits that can be used by either or both spouses.
Like most everything in the world of long-term care insurance, it's complicated. But what's clear is that fast-rising costs have made shared care a more appealing option. New long-term care insurance policies cost 30 percent to 50 percent more than five years ago, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.
"When I explain how it works and what you get, most people like shared care a lot," says Brian Varian, long-term care insurance consultant for insurance brokerage Marsh Inc. in Woodland Hills, Calif. "It's very favorable for couples."
A look at the shared-care option within the broader context of changing long-term care insurance:
Friday, June 08, 2012
Are Your Aging Parents Taking Too Many Pills?
It’s a dangerous situation.
Did you ever ask your aging parents how many prescriptions they are taking?
The answer could surprise you. Sometimes there are so many pill bottles, no one is keeping track of all of them. Parents’ memory loss, too many drugs to manage without help, lack of money to pay for them and other factors can mess up the best of medical intentions when prescriptions are written.
The Law Office of Robert W. Haley assists clients with Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate and Estate Administration, Probate Litigation, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Advanced Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning and Pet Trusts in Bassett, Virginia as well as Stanleytown, Fieldale, Collinsville, Henry, Martinsville and Patrick Springs in Henry County, Franklin County, Martinsville County and Partick County.