Things to Know Before Buying a Mobile Home

By Jadranko Tomic-Bobas, J.D., Managing Hotline Attorney, and Lauren Sutter, Legal Hotline Intern  For many seniors, the idea of buying a mobile home seems like a great idea. There are often many positives to owning a mobile home, including: potentially lower energy bills, a sense of community, rules and regulations that enforce an atmosphere of calm and quiet, and a smaller property to care for. However, there are … Continue reading Things to Know Before Buying a Mobile Home

Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Sara Jackson

By Dawn Kepler, Project Coordinator Sara Jackson is a Network Specialist for Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) program. She has been a member of the Elder Law of Michigan team since September 2016. Some of Sara’s favorite projects include growing the MiCAFE Network into new areas of the state and sustaining our partnerships with new and innovative approaches.   Taking a tour through Sara’s office … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Sara Jackson

Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Dawn Kepler

By Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist  Dawn Kepler is a Project Administrator at Elder Law of Michigan and has been a member of the team since March 2014. Before she started working for Elder Law of Michigan, a coworker at a previous job told her to contact the attorneys at Elder Law of Michigan because they might be able to help her and her husband when they had an identity … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Dawn Kepler

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Protection Through Protective Orders for Medicaid Planning

By Jadranko Tomic- Bobas, J.D., Managing Hotline Attorney, and Ashley Jayne, Legal Hotline Intern.  The Michigan Court of Appeals came down with an opinion last month that will have a significant impact on Medicaid planning.    Protective orders are a commonly used tool by Michigan Medicaid planners. Married couples often face difficulties in spending down their assets, so that one spouse may qualify for Medicaid benefits. Also, the loss of the institutionalized … Continue reading Protection Through Protective Orders for Medicaid Planning

Social Security Helps You Care for Seniors

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15. This is an opportunity for everyone, all over the world, to voice their opposition to abuses inflicted on some of the most vulnerable members of our society. For more than 80 years, Social Security has provided for the elderly as part of our everyday mission. Sometimes a family member … Continue reading Social Security Helps You Care for Seniors

Tools for Economic Security

By Dawn Kepler, Project Administrator  Financial wellness is important at any age. However, economic security becomes critical for older adults who are on a fixed income and the cost of living continues to rise. Completing a check-up of your personal finances can be a daunting task. Here are some free tools available to help:  EconomicCheckUp® provides information for older adults on how to avoid scams, setting a budget and goals, tips on saving money, and resources for finding jobs.  Michigan Association of CPAs has resources on how … Continue reading Tools for Economic Security