Welcome to my new blog site dealing with issues of concern to families with elder and disabled members, and Elder Law attorneys. The rules and regulations which affect elders can have a dramatic, and sometimes tragic, impact on an individual’s quality of life, particularly when planning is put off until it is too late. Our society today, due to imprudent policy decisions made by our leaders (often with our tacit blessing) over many years, is now cutting back the various social safety nets (Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, etc.). With a little planning it is still possible for a family to provide for their elders and at the same time preserve some family assets for later generations. This blog will endeavor to highlight in layman’s terms some of the problems and some of the solutions to navigating the shoals of these complicated and confusing laws and regulations.