The Long Term Care Planning Workshop Series, Spring 2014 free event will discuss Trusts vis-a-vis life changes, Probate, and qualification for Medi-Cal. Presented by Certified Elder Law Attorney, Neil A. Harris and his Partner Attorney Nicole R. Plottel, of Harris & Plottel, LLP, this event will discuss Trusts vis-a-vis life changes, Probate, and qualification for Medi-Cal. The first one is scheduled on Tuesday, February 18, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at CARD’s Lakeside Pavilion, 2565 California Park Drive, Chico. This free workshop is co-sponsored by the Chico Area Recreation District. Reservations are required by calling 898-5923 by February 15
More information about how to pay for Long Term Care may be obtained by calling the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) of Passages, at 530-898-6716.
Future workshops taking place at the same location are scheduled as follows:
- May 8: Maximizing your public benefits: Ways to save on healthcare and food costs;
- July 10: If it’s too good to be true: Avoiding scams;
- August 18: What is the long term care system? Putting the puzzle together.
“It is important for individuals and family caregivers to get accurate information when developing an estate and long term care plan” says Tatiana Fassieux, HICAP Program Manager. “Equally important is to revisit the plan every 5 years, because laws change as well as family circumstances”, adds Fassieux. Too often people attend workshops presented by insurance agents or out-of-town financial planners who may not have up-to-date information, and may have questionable intentions.
The office of Harris & Plottel, LLP has provided quality legal services to the elderly and their families for over 25 years. Specializing in the areas of Long-Term Care Planning, Elder Law, Asset Preservation, Medi-Cal Planning, Veteran’s Aid & Attendance, Probate, and Trust Administration, Harris & Plottel, LLP has established themselves as a leader in Northern California. Mr. Harris started his practice in 1987 as the first and only exclusively Elder Law and Estate Planning Law Firm in the entire twelve county region and has attained numerous accreditations and recognition within the legal community on a National level.
Mr. Harris was recently honored as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He has also been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer in the area of Elder Law by Super Lawyers magazine, as well as receiving the AV Preeminent rating, the highest possible rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards.Nicole R. Plottel is the Managing Partner of the Harris & Plottel, LLP Estate & Long Term Care Planning Center. Ms. Plottel focuses her practice in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Long Term Care Planning, and Estate Administration, with an emphasis in Asset Preservation and Public Benefits such as Long Term Care Medi-Cal & Veteran’s Benefits, she is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to represent and present veterans’ claims. She serves on the board for the Northern California Chapter of NAELA and is a lay member of the Incapacity Committee, a sub-committee of the Executive Committee of the Trust & Estates (TEXCOM) Section of the State Bar of California. As such, Ms. Plottel is actively involved in the review and analysis of proposed legislation affecting California’s elderly and those with special needs. Ms. Plottel also volunteers her time with the Alzheimer’s Association by serving on the Public Policy and Advocacy committee for Northern California. For more information about Harris & Plottel, LLP visit their website.
PASSAGES helps older adults and family caregivers with important services to empower them to remain confident in their ability to sustain and enjoy independent lives. Joe Cobery, PASSAGES Executive Director, states “people who are retired, or are considering retirement, are especially vulnerable considering the current economic climate. It is extremely important that seniors and family caregivers are educated on all options for a well thought-out estate and long term care plan.” For more information about PASSAGES services, visit their website.