Judith A. McDougall-Flynn’s Guides

Judith A. McDougall-Flynn

Rockland Elder Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Medicare "Improvement Standard" is a Barrier to Skilled Services

    Written by attorney Judith McDougall-Flynn, about 3 years ago.

    I frequently deal with wrongful termination of Medicare benefits for my clients, assisting them through the appeals process or advocating directly with the facilities for some additional coverage. The typical scenario involves an elder who has suffered a crisis in the community, ...

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  2. Know Your Rights BEFORE You Sign ...

    Written by attorney Judith McDougall-Flynn, over 3 years ago.

    Marylous mom had a stroke and lost the use of one side of her body. Marylou wanted her mom to be moved to the nursing home in her neighborhood so she could visit her mom daily. She was told that they had a bed available, but that she would need to sign the Admission Agreeme...

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  3. 'TIL DEATH DO US PART (Or 'til one of us needs nursing home care ...)

    Written by attorney Judith McDougall-Flynn, over 3 years ago.

    John and Betty were married for 25 years, then divorced for 10 years before they found each other again. They were living together as a happily unmarried couple when John was diagnosed with a serious chronic illness. John sought my assistance to ensure that his estate was pro...

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  4. The Best Inheritance Has Nothing To Do With Financial Assets

    Written by attorney Judith McDougall-Flynn, over 3 years ago.

    I frequently deal with issues surrounding inheritances in my work as an Elder Law Attorney. Sometimes I assist clients in administering the estate of a loved one, to ensure that all of the named beneficiaries get the assets they are entitled to. Sometimes, though less freque...

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  5. HOW WILL HEALTH CARE REFORM AFFECT MASSACHUSETTS

    Written by attorney Judith McDougall-Flynn, about 4 years ago.

    1. The amount of money we receive could be lower thanother states because we already cover so many residents. 2. The tax penalty for not having health insurance would be significantly lowerunder the federal plan than our state plan. 3. More residents would qualify for subsidies...

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  6. HOW WILL HEALTH CARE REFORM AFFECT YOU?

    Written by attorney Judith McDougall-Flynn, about 4 years ago.

    HEALTH INSURANCE WILL BE MANDATORY: • Penalties will apply beginning in 2014 for any one who does not purchase health insurance. • The uninsured and self-employed would be able to purchase insurance

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  7. PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) (Massachusetts)

    Written by attorney Judith McDougall-Flynn, about 4 years ago.

    Long-term care planning is a significant part of most elder law practices. While the ideal clients seek counsel long before there is a crisis, the usual clients do not. It is in these crisis situations that clients benefit most from the elder law attorney'sknowledge of the resour...

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  8. Giver Beware (Massachusetts)

    Written by attorney Judith McDougall-Flynn, over 4 years ago.

    Clients often express a desire to make gifts to their children, particularly towards the end of each year. as they consider making some last-minute gifts to reduce their taxable estate. Clients often come in and demonstrate their knowledge that the gift tax exclusion allows them ...

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  9. Elder Law is Not A Pound of Sugar!

    Written by attorney Judith McDougall-Flynn, over 4 years ago.

    One of the greatest challenges I face as an elder law attorney is ensuring that consumers understand that elder law is not a commodity, like a pound of sugar or an automobile. It is not a tangible thing but, rather, intangible. Elder law is a service that is based on focused educ...

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  10. May a Nursing Home Require a Guardianship? (Massachusetts)

    Written by attorney Judith McDougall-Flynn, over 4 years ago.

    I am frequently consulted regarding whether a nursing home may require a family to get guardianship of their loved one as a condition for admission. Beth had found an available bed for her mother at a reputable nursing home close to her home. The facility informed Beth that she n...

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