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Posted by Michael
As a primary caregiver to my father-in-law, I was increasingly concerned that my family would be put in dire straights by the immense financial burden associated with both health care and nursing home expenses. Fortunately, I was alerted to the services that Attorney Allaire provided through a weekly column that he wrote in our local newspaper. We scheduled an initial consultation appointment with the Attorney to discuss the background of our dilemma. He listened intently and immediately put us at ease by offering a detailed game plan to assist our family in preserving key assets which would insure an adequate and comfortable lifestyle for my father-in-law. Attorney Allaire and his remarkable staff would not disappoint. After hiring the Attorney to represent us, his team of professionals immediately went to work in a tireless fashion helping us navigate the complexity of both state and federal regulations. Actually, the Attorney and his staff performed all of the heavy lifting, oftentimes simply asking for our signature on certain documents from time to time. Member's of his staff kept us updated at every turn and left us feeling confident and informed throughout the entire process. During important mandatory meetings with administrators at a nursing home/rehab facility, the Attorney assured that a staff member from his office was always in attendance representing our family's best interest. The end result is that Attorney Allaire and his team gave my father-in-law (and our family) a financial peace as he guided us through a relatively seamless process in procuring Medicaid and a comfortable existence in a senior living community. There is no way we could have navigated this entire process alone. His one year Lifecare program proved invaluable to our family and I would wholehearted recommend him to anyone in a similar situation without hesitation.
Posted by Jeff
We are especially grateful to have found Attorney Stephen Allaire and his knowledgeable and experienced paralegals to sort though the 2 + feet of paperwork for Medicaid and to save many assets from being lost.
At 85 my father, a brilliant engineer was reduced to a man that could hardly speak, walk or eat without inhaleing the food caused by dementia and altimers. In his younger years he sold insurance and bought many policy's to povide for his family as dementia runs in the family. Dad also bought elder care insurance for both himself and his wife. He thought he we were all set but State of Connecticut rules have changed rendering most policy's useless to be cashed in for face value only. The elder care policy was never updated to the Connecticut's Partnership policy needed today so his policy only covered half the nursing homes cost.
Dads poor and out of date preplaning could have been prevented by consulting with Attorney Stephen Allaire who is constantly training and up to date with ever changing state and federal laws.
We again used Attorney Stephen Allaire to help me sell my house and buy moms house when she fell ill and needed constant care.
Posted by Linda
Navigating through the ins and outs of eldercare can be difficult at best. Working with Attorney O Allaire made the process easier. The staff was knowledgable and patient at a time when my family needed it most.
Posted by a client
Stephen Allaire and his associates acted professionally, promptly and, in general, were all enormously supportive when my family needed help with Veteran' s applications and other legal concerns. My dad and I always felt comfortable contacting the office with every question we had and were so grateful for the sense that we were in good hands.
Posted by Dan
I've worked with Steve and his excellent support staff for close to 10 years now, first planning for my father's late-life care and then for my mother's. The work we did around creating a Trust and long-term care planning has been extremely beneficial. Steve's team is very knowledgeable, and works closely with you to ensure you're making the right decisions.
Posted by Dan
I strongly recommend attorney Allaire for anyone in need of eldercare or estate planning. He is easy to work with, bright, knowledgeable, professional and very through. The same is true of his staff. I’ve worked with him for several years now and have never been disappointed.
Posted by Ron
The task the State of Ct puts you through to receive benefits that would make any non-millionaire broke is overwhelming. Mr. Allaire and his staff of clearly informed personnel made this procedure less stressful for myself and my 80 year old mother.
Posted by Ray
My mother has Alzheimer's disease, and after caring for her for several years in her home my sister and I realized we could not afford to do so for much longer. After some research, we realized that the only real alternative was to apply for Medicaid long-term care benefits.
I found Allaire Elder Law on the Web, and based on what I read there my impression was that Stephen Allaire was quite likely our best bet to obtain Medicaid benefits for my mother in the state of CT. After meeting with Mr. Allaire and members of his team, I was certain I'd made the right choice. He and his staff were extremely knowledgeable and understanding, and walked us through the entire process step by step.
Over the next several weeks the Allaire group assembled and organized the information and documents required for a successful application, communicated with the various state agencies involved in the application process, and and answered every one of our many questions. It's quite an involved procedure, but it was made as painless as possible for us.
Long story short, we are now approved for Medicaid benefits, my mother has excellent caregivers, and our worry level has dropped dramatically. I feel this is solely due to our retaining Stephen Allaire's firm to handle our application, as I'm quite certain I would not have been able to do it myself.
Posted by Wayne
My dealings with Attny Allaire and especially medicare coordinator Patty Cheyne, have been marked by professionalism, prompt response and most importantly, accurate and knowledgeable information and advise.
Posted by Joseph
Atty. Allaire was recommended to me by a friend who had previously engaged his firm to help get a family member eligible for Title XIX. I had found myself in a similar situation as POA for my own family member and originally thought I would be able to accomplish this task on my own. I quickly realized that was never going to happen and that I needed help.
My particular case was not at all straightforward and Atty. Allaire and his staff got me through the entire process step by step until it's successful conclusion. A few months after the State had granted eligibility and with my file "closed" another issue arose and Atty. Allaire's office stepped right back up and got it resolved. Very grateful for everything.