THE HISTORY OF HOSPICE IN NEW JERSEY (PART I OF II)

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Hospice Attorney There are more than 3,000 hospice programs that serve communities in New Jersey today and throughout the United States.  In 2012, hospice programs are treating more than one million dying Americans, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.  According to that organization, about […]

SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS UPHELD IN RECENT FEDERAL CASE

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a Special Needs Trust Attorney Recently, a United States Court of Appeals decided a case involving a “special needs trusts.”  A special needs trust is one of two trusts that the federal Medicaid Act created.  A special needs trust or “SNT” is a trust that permits a disabled person to […]

Son Responsible For Mom’s Nursing Home Bill

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., NJ Asset Protection Attorney Many times the children of elderly clients ask whether they can be held responsible for Mom or Dad’s long term care costs.  My answer always was that there wasn’t anything to worry about unless you take your parents money.  That no longer appears to be the case. […]

Plan for Long Term Care… Now… or Else

Fredrick Niemann, New Jersey Long Term Care Insurance Attorney “According to some sources, 60% of us will need long term care sometime during our lives. It is important for all of us to prepare for that day when we will need to help loved ones with elder care or we will need elder care for […]