Category: Elder Law

Indiana Medicaid Waiver Program – An Alternative to Nursing Homes

By Michael D. Wilhelm. Throughout human history until the second half of the 20th century, most people aged and died at their home or the home of a family member. By the 1980s, only 17 percent of people died at home, as the experience of aging and death in the industrialized world shifted to hospitals… Read more »

Fishers Senior Expo

On Thursday, August 17, Fishers Parks and Recreation hosted the Fishers Senior Expo.  The Expo is a free, annual open house that provides an opportunity for local vendors to showcase their products and services and gives seniors and caregivers an opportunity to mingle with businesses who specialize in elder care.  Members of DeFur Voran’s elder law group… Read more »

Medicaid and You

Medicaid is an important means of assistance for many seniors and individuals with disabilities, as they may not be able to afford necessary health care without it. Thus, it is important that these individuals and their caregivers know about the eligibility requirements and how to apply in the interest of planning ahead for health care… Read more »

Our Growing Senior Population

During national Elder Law Month, which is every May, elder law attorneys across the country offer public seminars, Elder Law clinics, and other activities designed to educate the public. To commemorate Elder Law Month in Indiana, the Indiana State Bar Association’s Probate, Trust, & Real Property Section (“PTRP Section”) and Elder Law Section, in conjunction… Read more »

Long-Term Care Costs

Many of our clients of retirement age, or nearing retirement age, are concerned about how they will pay for long-term care should they ever have a need for such care. In 2013, the average annual cost of a semi-private room in a skilled nursing facility in Indiana was $71,175.00, and so this concern is well-founded… Read more »