Virginia Elder Law

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Making Sure Senior Loved Ones Are Prepared For Hurricane Florence!

As people in North Carolina continue to evacuate and Virginians here do their best to prepare for when the impact of it reaches our state, the very real threat of Hurricane Florence is understandably a serious and growing concern. Adult children and family caregivers in the area as well as outside it no doubt find themselves feeling more than a little anxious about their senior loved one’s safety during this time... and with good reason!


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Monday, September 10, 2018

Congratulations in Order!!! Certifications in Elder Care Coordination

Congratulations are in order! Managing Attorney Robert W. Haley and Attorney Laura E. Frazier and staff of The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC are pleased to announce that our Firm Administrator and Life Care Planning Manager Ryvonda C. "Cricket" Haley, along with Life Care Planning Coordinator Laura Ann Gall have successfully completed their Certifications in Elder Care Coordination offered through the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association. 


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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Integrative Yoga for Seniors Starting Back In Danville (Ballou Senior Center)

ATTENTION DANVILLE: If you haven't heard, Integrative Yoga for Seniors has started back on Tuesdays beginning September 4th at 2pm in the afternoon at the Ballou Center in Danville! To register for this free class, please call Erika Bynum at (434) 799-5216.

Yoga can be good for adults of all ages, especially seniors! Know someone who may benefit from a FREE class with a Registered Yoga Teacher? You do not have to be double-jointed, or have the flexibility of an acrobat to benefit from yoga. In fact, students can participate from the mat, a chair or even a wheelchair!

Studies have shown that yoga can be extremely helpful when it comes to combating depression, stress, anxiety and pain. Some yoga poses increase core strength and balance, which reduces the risk of fall-related injuries. Above all, yoga is a form of exercise that can help seniors feel younger and happier. Pass this information along if you know someone who could benefit from this class - We hope to see you there!

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Our Life Care Planning Team Just Attended Training Through The National POLST Paradigm Program!

Managing Attorney Robert W. Haley along with Attorney Laura E. Frazier and staff of The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC are pleased to announce that as part of our on-going training and continuing education today to better serve our clients and our community, Stephanie Wagoner, Laura Ann Gall, and Joanna Smart, members of our Life Care Planning team, attended training through the National POLST Paradigm program.   

POLST is the national acronym for Physician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.  In Virginia this form is known as “POST” (Physician’s Orders for Scope of Treatment).  The POST is used in addition to a Living Will and Advance Medical Directive/Healthcare Power of Attorney and a Durable Do Not Resuscitate/Do Not Resuscitate form (DDNR/DNR). Once signed by the patient’s medical doctor, the patient’s wishes for end of life care become orders for the level of intervention they wish to receive.


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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

NOT A MYTH: Medicaid Can Recoup Benefits Paid Out From An Estate When Someone Passes!

Fewer things will send someone into a total panic faster than receiving a Medicaid Recovery letter in the mail. Imagine a family still grieving from the passing of a loved one getting a letter informing them that the government funds used for nursing home care for the deceased are owed and must now be paid back! In some cases, we are talking in upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars here.

This very real concern arises from a long-standing but little-known aspect of Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides health coverage to millions of low-income and elderly Americans. In certain cases, a state has the right to recoup its medical costs by putting a claim on a deceased person’s assets.  Make no mistake, this includes the state of Virginia.


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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Don't Neglect to Protect Your Digital Assets! How Would Your Accounts and Assets be Accessed After You Pass?

Digital Asset Management Planning is a growing concern as these are modern times, and more and more things are being done online! In the news, cryptocurrency Billionaire Matthew Mellon best known for his investments in the cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP), passed away recently leaving up to 500 million dollars in digital assets that may now simply be lost forever! Everyone regardless of age or wealth-level can fall victim to the trap of not properly planning ahead!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Have You Thought About Appointing a Healthcare Agent or Power of Attorney?

Before being deployed overseas for the Iraq war in 2003, Army reservist Don Morrison filled out military forms that gave instructions about where to send his body and possessions if he were killed.

"I thought, 'Wow, this is mortality right in your face,'" Morrison, now 70, recalls. After that, his attention was keenly focused on how things might end badly.


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

EELC Included in the Virginia Living 'Best of Virginia Contest 2018' Winners!


Great News - Our firm is included as one of the winners of the Virginia Living 'Best of Virginia 2018' contest!

Managing Attorney Robert W. Haley, Attorney Laura E. Frazier and staff in both offices would like to thank all who voted for The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia in the Virginia Living "Best of Virginia 2018' Contest for the Law Firm category.

For a list of other winners in various categories, be sure to pick up the latest issue of Virginia Living Magazine, out now! For more information, check out this link: Read more . . .


Monday, May 14, 2018

Danville Register & Bee Readers' Choice Awards News!

Thank you to all who voted for us in the 2018 Danville Register & Bee Readers' Choice Awards in the law firm category recently:Your vote means a lot! Our firm will continue to do what we do in helping our clients and their families protect what is  most important to them and plan for the future.

 



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Monday, April 30, 2018

Robert W. Haley Named To The Top Attorneys 2018 Super Lawyers List!

Our firm has received great news this Monday:  Managing Attorney Robert W. Haley, of the Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia is listed as part of the Super Lawyers list in the category of Elder Law for 2018! He received this distinction starting back in 2007, and onward from 2009 through 2017 as well.

This accolade is presented by the Super Lawyers organization, which is an independent rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their respective fields. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.


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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Common Myths of Medicaid Planning

Everyone can be prone to procrastination sometimes!  As a result, inevitably, some elders and their families will not have an opportunity to engage in any Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills), let alone start any Advance Asset Protection Planning.


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