Dementia & Alzheimer’s Law

New Jersey Elder Care Lawyer Experienced in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Planning

Together We Can Help Protect a Lifetime of Savings and Income.  Learn How by Reading This Important Page About Dementia, Alzheimer’s Law, and Asset Protection Planning.

Alzheimer’s Planning: The Basics

Dementia and Alzheimers LawIndividuals with Alzheimer’s disease have unique legal and financial needs, as do their families.  Alzheimer’s care costs are extremely high. In New Jersey, depending on the level of long-term care required, costs are typically between $7,000 and $13,000 per month! As one can imagine, this is devastating to the average family.

Navigating through the emotional and physical demands of Alzheimer’s and Dementia care is very challenging. Calling upon the assistance of a knowledgeable Elder law attorney, among other professionals, can help ease the burden on your family. Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. is an experienced Alzheimer’s and Dementia lawyer, having handled cases and lectured throughout New Jersey to various professional and community groups on topics including Alzheimer’s Planning, Asset Protection, Veterans Benefits, and NJ Medicaid. Please feel free to click here to see where and when Mr. Niemann will be speaking next.

What Exactly is Alzheimer’s Planning?

Why is it Important?

While Alzheimer’s planning may sound like a simple concept, many people are not even aware that planning is possible. It involves protecting your assets and income, as well as providing for quality life care. By combining estate planning, asset protection, Medicaid planning, and planning for nursing home and home-based care, you can define your present and future financial needs while making sure a loved one receives the proper care he or she deserves.

Elder Law is a unique field of law that requires a concentrated knowledge of the unique problems presented to families who are forced to deal with Alzheimer’s or other serious diseases. Hanlon Niemann & Wright helps advise families stricken with this devastating illness. One of Mr. Niemann’s key goals is to ensure quality care and the highest level of personal dignity possible for a declining individual. After all, this is what they deserve.

To help achieve this goal, Mr. Niemann typically aims to protect assets as soon as possible. If you protect your money now, you can help to protect it throughout the planning process and sometimes qualify for Medicaid benefits. Shielding and protecting your assets now can be key for ensuring quality care for your loved one down the road.

Do you have a loved one living in New Jersey who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia?

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq, of Hanlon Niemann & Wright is here to assist you as a knowledgeable and caring Elder Law and Elder Care Attorney with decades of experience with Alzheimer’s and Dementia clients.

Fred wants to help ease your burden, answer all your questions and offer you hope that solutions are available to help you and your loved one.

Watch Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright explain the ins and outs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia law in this interesting and informative video. 

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Please read this interesting article, “Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Stage For Alzheimer’s”

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Where Do You Start When Alzheimer’s Planning is Needed?

Many individuals don’t know where to begin when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Others feel as though income restrictions may disqualify them from getting the help they need. Regardless of your income and assets, Mr. Niemann will help you deal with Alzheimer’s planning at any stage. He will work to address the issues most important to you.


One out of every three people over the age of 65 – and 50% of those over the age of 85 – are or will become diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In today’s world, over 5.2 million Americans and 26.6 million people worldwide currently suffer from this terrible disease.

When Alzheimer’s strikes, family members are forced to deal with changes in physical and mental behavior in addition to numerous legal issues. At Hanlon Niemann & Wright, we focus on Medicaid Planning for families with someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Our goal is to get you the information and solutions you need in a time and cost-efficient manner.

Long term health care costs for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia can financially destroy a family. Don’t let these costs bankrupt your hard-earned savings when you may qualify for Medicaid. Call us before filling out any Medicaid or VA application. We are often able to tell you at our first meeting whether it is possible for you to save money.

To learn additional information about receiving up to $2,300 +/- in additional monthly income when Alzheimer’s and Dementia strikes a veteran or their spouse from the U.S. Veterans Administration, contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. at or call him toll-free at 855-376-5291.

When Alzheimer’s and Dementia Strikes a Loved One, We Are Here To Help.

Don’t let a lack of knowledge regarding long term care cost you money! Many individuals unnecessarily spend down their life savings, sell their home and/or assets, and become “broke” in order to pay for nursing home care. The tragedy is that they didn’t have to.

Let us show you how you can get the quality long term health care you deserve without spending all the money you want to leave for your family.

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Strict Medical and financial rules

New Jersey has strict medical and financial rules they force upon all applicants before the state approves you for long term care assistance. Unfortunately, these rules require you to become BROKE if you are single, widowed, or divorced. If you are married, the state typically requires you to spend half of your assets before they will provide assistance. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be forced to sell your stocks, house, or other assets simply to pay for medical bills that keep piling up.

All of us would like to provide for our loved ones without losing our life’s savings. So how do you ensure that your family member with Alzheimer’s or Dementia receives quality medical care while protecting his or her assets? First thing you need to understand is that Medicaid will tell you that you cannot have assets totaling more than a few thousand dollars and that they usually limit payments to a “personal needs allowance” of somewhere around $50/$110 per month), an amount that clearly won’t suffice for a comfortable living.

Strict financial requirements

In addition to strict financial requirements, Medicaid closely evaluates your medical condition and they have  gotten a lot tougher. Officials now audit your medical and financial records from as far back as FIVE YEARS, attempting to find evidence that you should be denied or delayed from receiving Medicaid payments that you are rightfully entitled to.

As an experienced and trusted Elder Law attorney in New Jersey, I have worked with Medicaid officials and the government’s strict rules for years. My goal has always been to protect my clients from spending their hard-earned money on medical care when they don’t have to. This is both my legal and ethical duty as an Elder Law attorney.

Medicaid rules have been written in a fashion that the normal person typically cannot understand. The same goes for lawyers who are not experienced in the Medicaid and Elder Law fields. Don’t make the mistake of failing to seek the assistance of a knowledgeable Elder Law attorney. You could be losing out on a significant amount of money. Allow us to help you and your family navigate through the complex maze of Medicaid paperwork and rules. We are familiar with the landmines and boobytraps and know how to use the rules in your favor.

Please let us help you. Call me personally today. I can help give you thoughtful answers to your complex Medicaid questions.

I look forward to speaking with you soon.
I will dedicate the time and effort to you and your case that you deserve. Always remember, everything stays confidential.

Delirium vs. Dementia

Read this interesting article on how delirium differs from dementia, and how to spot delirium in the elderly.  You’ll also learn what you can do to help your senior loved one before symptoms progress.


I had a client who had come to me for advice. Her mother had done no financial planning and had just had a stroke. The daughter was given power of attorney and was afraid her mother was going to lose the house she and her children were living in if her mother went on Medicaid. Fred was able to think outside the box and come up with a solution that solved their issues. He was also excellent at explaining the pro and cons of each decision, so the family felt comfortable they were making the correct decisions. I would easily refer more clients to Fred.
– Sean T. Keating, CFP®, ChFC®
Early Dementia, Alzheimer’s.  My Mom’s health deteriorated to the point she required full-time care.  She wanted to live at home but required regular help with the essentials of daily living (i.e. dressing, bathing, etc.).  As her caregiver daughter, the responsibilities fell on me to figure out what to do.  Thank goodness for Fredrick Niemann.
He met with me and explained all of my options for my mom, from at home/community care, assisted living, state, county and local programs for the elderly, financial eligibility for benefits, Medicaid qualification, pharmaceutical assistance, utility aid, Medicare and Veteran’s benefits, etc.  While I felt overwhelmed by it all, Mr. Niemann clearly was in control of what could be done for Mom.  We engaged him to make applications for subsidized at-home care and assistance through available grant programs and as part of his services to us, he is counseling us on a reverse mortgage, income and financial products to enhance Mom’s monthly income and to reduce her expenses.  Mom would tell me to let Mr. Niemann make all the decisions although I am her Power of Attorney.  I value so much his confident and generally caring manner.  If you’re trying to help your Mom, Dad or family member deal with a life changing health condition, call Mr. Niemann.  I’m glad I did and so is Mom.
– Mary Layton, Farmingdale, NJ
Fred is an amazing and dynamic person. I have attended a few of his work shops and CEU events over the years and his interactive discussions have been both educational and entertaining. He is one of the few lawyers out there that I do trust and does whatever he says he is going to (Accountability) who ever I have referred his way has always thanked me for connecting them and this is why I continue to work w/ Fred. Great person, excellent ethics, and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
—Steve Weiss, Regional Director of Professional Relations, Senior Bridge
I am a NJ attorney with 40+ years of experience in the practice of law. Medicaid applications are not my area of expertise. I consulted with three law firms who specialize in this area of law. Thankfully, I chose Hanlon Niemann & Wright. The firm is professional, knowledgeable, efficient and responsive. My sister received notice of enrollment into the Medicaid program within 40 days after the law firm filed the application. Lorraine Banach, my legal assistant contact at the firm, was excellent. I will recommend Hanlon Niemann & Wright to all my family, friends and clients who are in need of legal services concerning Medicaid law.
Joseph Marrazzo, Jr., Cherry Hill, NJ.


Written by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright,  a New Jersey Alzheimers and Dementia Law Attorney

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