by Letha Sgritta McDowell, CELA
January tends to be a very busy time for elder law attorneys.
The holiday season seems to result in increased injury and illness for the elderly which results in more rehabilitation leading to long term care needs. On top of those long term care needs that result from illness or injury, many children return home for the holidays and realize that their parents need more assistance than they had anticipated. All of these add up to increased need to find and organize long term care services and a need to plan for payment of long term care costs.