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This podcast explores the many issues and topics related to elder law - the wide range of legal matters affecting people in their second half of life and individuals with disabilities. Produced by Steinbacher, Goodall and Yurchak: Your elder care and special needs law firm, providing quality representation in litigation, with locations in Williamsport and State College, Pa. Visit our website at PAElderCounsel.com.

This podcast explores the many issues and topics related to elder law - the wide range of legal matters affecting people in their second half of life and individuals with disabilities. Produced by Steinbacher, Goodall and Yurchak: Your elder care and special needs law firm, providing quality representation in litigation, with locations in Williamsport and State College, Pa. Visit our website at PAElderCounsel.com.

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United States

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This podcast explores the many issues and topics related to elder law - the wide range of legal matters affecting people in their second half of life and individuals with disabilities. Produced by Steinbacher, Goodall and Yurchak: Your elder care and special needs law firm, providing quality representation in litigation, with locations in Williamsport and State College, Pa. Visit our website at PAElderCounsel.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

570-322-2077


Episodes

A Loved One Needs Nursing Home Care Now. What do I do?

7/27/2021
This episode is a rebroadcast of a show that aired as part of Elder Care Radio on WRSC 1390 AM in State College during 2020-21. It was produced by Forever Media. In this episode, Attorney Jenna Franks and Long-Term Planner Kristin Daugherty discuss what needs to be done, if it hasn't already, if and when someone has an unexpected medical emergency that results in a need for nursing home care or some other type of assisted living, including in-home care. This type of care can be expensive,...

Duration:00:22:04

The Top Concerns in Estate Planning

7/20/2021
This episode is a rebroadcast of a show that aired as part of Elder Care Radio on WRSC 1390 AM in State College during 2020-21. It was produced by Forever Media. In this episode, Attorney Jenna Franks and Long-Term Planner Kristin Daugherty introduce the concept of estate planning to those that may be new to it or unfamiliar, and they go over some of the top concerns that people may have, and some of the top issues that arise in their everyday work of helping clients plan for their second...

Duration:00:22:04

Simple Solutions to Keep Assets Safe from Nursing Home Costs

7/12/2021
A nursing home, rehab stay, or even long-term or temporary in-home care resulting from a health crisis or emergency does not have to wreck havoc on your second half of life. In this podcast episode, Attorney Jenna Franks and Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty go through three simple solutions that you can do in relatively short time, with the assistance of some professionals, to make sure your assets are protected in the event of a health crisis. This is an audio recording of a...

Duration:00:45:57

Three Secrets to Managing a Health Care Crisis Without Destroying Family Relationships

7/5/2021
A surprising need for nursing home care or any other type of long-term care could create enormous economic and emotional hardships for you and your family. Keep your loved ones glued together during tumultuous times and learn how to avoid unnecessary arguments and financial ruin with advanced care planning. In this episode, Attorney Brittany Smith and Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske share the three secrets and how to do so This is an audio recording of a virtual seminar originally...

Duration:00:33:25

What is a Life Estate and How Does it Work?

7/1/2021
In this brief episode, Attorney Landon Hodges and Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske discuss a Life Estate deed, how it works, and when it may be appropriate for someone to utilize as part of their estate planning process.

Duration:00:05:49

Dementia 101

6/28/2021
This episode is a rebroadcast of a show that aired as part of Elder Care Radio on WRSC 1390 AM in State College during 2020-21. It was produced by Forever Media. In it, Attorney Jenna Franks and Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty go over at a very basic level what you should know if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with dementia, or are exhibiting signs or symptoms of dementia such as cognitive decline.

Duration:00:24:05

Breaking Down the Estate Administration Process

6/21/2021
You've probably seen a TV show or movie where the plot, especially at the end of the show or movie, consists of a well-dressed attorney showing up to someone's front door to let a main character know that someone else passed away and they were a beneficiary of the decedent's estate and then hand over a check for a large sum of money. Or, the reading of a Will at an attorney's office after someone has passed is another popular feature of similar fictional plots. Do either of these happen in...

Duration:00:35:16

Answering Some of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Estate Planning

6/14/2021
This podcast episode is a recording of a virtual presentation given to the Adult Children of Aging Parents organization (ACAP) in May 2021 by Attorney Jenna Franks and Long-Term Planner Kristin Daugherty. They take some of the most frequent questions they get asked in their everyday work and answer them. Topics of discussion include legal and financial documents that everyone needs such as wills and Powers of Attorney, trusts, special needs planning, government benefits, long-term care,...

Duration:00:56:30

Put Your Estate Plan to Work for You, Your Family and Your Community

6/7/2021
In this recording of a seminar that was originally presented to a private group but is now being made public for all to hear, Attorney Brittany Smith discusses estate planning from a charitable gifting perspective and gives some tips on how to make your estate plan work not only for you and your family, but also your favorite charity or community group. To view a video of this presentation, visit our YouTube channel.

Duration:00:49:57

What if my Spouse Has to go into a Long-Term Care Facility?

6/4/2021
In this episode, a brief excerpt from a virtual happy hour event originally held May 12, 2021, Attorney Landon Hodges and Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske talk about scenarios where one spouse has to be moved to a long-term care facility while the other spouse is still living at home. There are various financial considerations that go into such situations, and they can get especially complicated if Medicaid is involved with paying for the care of the spouse in the LTC facility. Landon...

Duration:00:13:49

Do Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts Protect Assets Equally?

6/1/2021
There are multiple types of trusts, but two of the most commonly used are revocable and irrevocable. In this brief podcast episode, an excerpt from a virtual happy hour event on May 12, Attorney Landon Hodges answers the question in the episode title regarding protection, gives some examples, and also explains who can hold the "key" to the trust in irrevocable trust situations.

Duration:00:09:24

What Happens When You Inherit an IRA?

5/28/2021
The rules for inheriting an IRA or other qualified retirement account drastically changed at the beginning of 2020. In this brief episode, Attorney Landon Hodges outlines when happens when someone inherits a qualified retirement account from a decedent and discusses things that everyone should be aware of relating to being a beneficiary of such an asset and when doing their own estate planning. This is a clip from a virtual happy hour event originally held on May 12.

Duration:00:08:50

The Importance of Individualized Planning with a Team of Trusted Advisors

5/25/2021
In this episode, an excerpt from a virtual happy hour event held on May 12, Attorney Landon Hodges and Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske discuss how and why it is important to have a team of trusted advisors when doing your estate planning. Because estate planning is never one-size-fits-all, it is important that each client includes other experts when doing their planning. In addition to an elder law attorney and/or long-term care planner (if necessary), this could include a financial...

Duration:00:10:29

When the Diagnosis is Dementia: Three Action Steps You Should Take Right Now!

5/17/2021
Don’t allow an Alzheimer’s or Dementia diagnosis to devastate your life savings! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, there is no more time to waste. The clock is ticking! With every passing second, more financial resources may be exploited. In this episode, Attorney Jenna Franks, Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty, and Specialized Care Planner Holly Reigh conduct a panel discussion in which they answer top questions about legal, tax, financial and...

Duration:00:52:07

How Our Firm Further Assists Our Clients with Alzheimer's and Dementia Beyond Legal Services

5/10/2021
Our law firm has always provided quality legal services to individuals that require them specifically due to receiving an Alzheimer's or Dementia diagnosis. While we continue providing these services, we recently stepped back and assessed how we can serve these clients and their families even better by going beyond just the legal services. Enter our new formal Alzheimer's and Dementia care coordination program, which was put together by our Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty, and our...

Duration:00:36:13

How to Communicate Your Final Wishes to Loved Ones Before a Crisis Strikes

5/3/2021
An Emergency Room visit is not the time to designate a Power of Attorney! End-of-life decisions are unfortunately, inevitable. Sooner or later, we all will be faced with this daunting challenge. When the time comes, your family wants to make the right decision - the decision of YOUR choosing. In this episode, Attorney Julie Steinbacher, our firm's founder, and Dr. Alex Nesbitt, a geriatrician at UPMC Susquehanna, discuss ways you can have this difficult but necessary conversation with your...

Duration:00:45:43

The Financial Cost of Caregiving (via The Caregiver Community Podcast)

4/26/2021
There are lots of options for the long-term care for a loved one (or ourselves), whether additional services are brought into the home or the loved one moves into a congregant living community such as a continuous care retirement center (CCRC), skilled care, or memory care facility. However, the costs associated with each level of long-term care can be alarming, and raise all sorts of questions. In this episode, Attorney Jenna Franks, Long-Term Care Planner Kristin Daugherty, and Specialized...

Duration:00:46:14

Three Reasons Why Pre-Planning for the Second Half of Life Always Provides the Best Options

4/19/2021
Doing your estate planning ahead of time before a crisis hits will almost always give you a better outcome. In this episode, a recording of a virtual seminar originally presented live on March 23, 2021, Attorney Landon Hodges and Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske discuss our firm's distinctive approach to planning for the second half of life that adapts to your ever-changing needs and leaves you better prepared for tomorrow. To view a video of this presentation, complete with PowerPoint...

Duration:00:49:09

How to Save Your Nest Egg from Being Stolen by the Leprechaun

4/12/2021
You've done everything right and saved what you need for a comfortable retirement. Now, you need to make sure something unexpected like a health emergency doesn't eat into those savings. Attorney Jenna Franks and Long-Term Planner Kristin Daugherty show you how in this virtual seminar, originally presented on March 10, 2021. Hint - you don't need to leave it up to the "luck of the Irish" to successfully plan ahead for your second half of life! To view a video of this presentation with...

Duration:00:48:09

The 4 D's (or why you shouldn't give your house or other property to a relative for $1)

4/9/2021
At our elder law firm, we often get asked by clients, "why can't I just give my house (or another piece of valuable property) to my adult children or other relatives for $1 in order to avoid inheritance tax and other potential tax or future lien consequences?" In short, you can, but we generally don't recommend it. Why not? Because of the 4 "D's." What are the 4 D's? Long-Term Care Planner Tammy Zilske explains in this episode.

Duration:00:07:59