4.5 stars 43 totalReview Stephen Allaire
Posted by a client
My mother and I went to Attorney Allaire's office to meet with him because of my father needing a nursing home. He and his team did an excellent job signing him up for Medicaid, which he needed. The application for Medicaid went through very fast. I was surprised by how quickly they were able to get it processed. I attribute the speed to his team knowing exactly what we needed. It was a lot of work on our end as well, finding papers, making copies, etc. In the end, it was all worth it and my father is now covered. One thing, that I took a star off my rating for was that my father was originally in one home, they kicked him out and Attorney Allaire didn't really help with fighting to keep him there until we were satisfied with another facility. Finding another facility was a real hard choice for us. We had opportunities to move him, but those were very early when this particular home was trying to kick him out. They eventually made it official filing to dismiss him and an opening at a place we never visited opened up and Mr. Allaire just strongly advised that we take the opening, sight unseen. Given the nature of the situation of my father needing a home, it was extremely hard for us. The original nursing home that kicked him out was trying to do so when he was a short-term occupant. They (the administration at the home) were very aggressive and I don't feel like we really had anyone on our side when push came to shove. I'm not discounting all the offers that Attorney Allaire's team gave to us in building up to the final "choice." They were very helpful, we just weren't ready to move him.
Anyway, I'd recommend Attorney Allaire. His team was great and despite the one negative, I was impressed by the turnaround of the Medicaid application. It, thankfully, is covering my father's nursing home costs.
Posted by Lionel
Stephen Allaire, whom we hired to help us file for Title 19 for our Mom. Was very Knowledgeable in helping guide us through the process. Amanda was very good at keeping us informed of how things were going. She was always there to answer any questions and was always on top of what needed to be done. It was a good experience. Thank You for all you work.
Posted by William
Stephen has been our family attorney for many years. His track record with us covers more than one generation. He has consistently been our advisor and friend. His expertise in the fields of Elder Law and related issues has always been timely and spot-on. Backed up by a professional and staff of the highest quality my family continues to benefit from his wise and timely counsel!
Posted by Judy
Attorney Stephen Allaire and his team professionally guided me through the process of qualifying my husband, who is ill with a progressive disease and also was stricken with a life-threatening bacterial infection, for medicaid while preserving my own assets. They know what to do and how to do it working with the people who review the cases at DSS. They let me know what I needed to do and answered all my questions and assured me things were moving in the right direction. While working with the team, I felt they really cared what happened to us and were working in our best interests. They put me in touch with the people I needed to contact for home services and kept checking with me to find out if everything was going along the way it should. Charlotte Audet and Darlene Bossi were so supportive in this regard. I feel fortunate that I was able to hire Attorney Allaire and his staff to work with me. They got me through a difficult time and process. I highly recommend them.
Posted by Ingrid
Allaire and team were great to work with. They called back and got me in quickly. The entire team was pleasant and friendly to work with. They helped guide me and made the process as easy as possible. Leaving the office, I knew I had made the right choice. Darlene is a true pleasure to work with. She was quick to respond to emails and any questions, she knew her stuff and always did it kindly. I would use Attorney Allaire again in the future and would recommend them.
Posted by Lynda
Allaire Elder Law handled the application process for our family member with expertise. The Allaire Elder Law team was professional as well as supportive with each step of the process. We encountered some difficulty locating missing financial documents for the application. The Allaire Elder Law team was able to assist us and ultimately retrieved the necessary documents relieving us of the stress and confusion. Thanks to Allaire Elder Law ...especially Amanda Jurasek for her kindness, professionalism and attention to detail throughout this process. We had a very successful outcome for our family member.
Posted by Jim
Thanks to Attorney Allaire and his firm's immense assistance, my mother was able to qualify for Medicaid and receive many helpful benefits that have saved our family an exorbitant amount of money as well as alleviating an incredible amount of stress and worry about the future. Everyone at the firm was entirely professional and helpful, while also being very understanding and empathetic of the emotional circumstances. I highly recommend Attorney Allaire and his team to anyone looking for compassionate and professional assistance for applying to Medicaid based on the excellent experience I had.
Posted by Annette
When my 93 year old Mother came to live with us I felt we needed
direction and assistance to give her the best care and keep her
home with us. Atty Allaire and his staff met with us and explained
what was available and going forward what would be needed to help my Mother and help us take care of her. He and his staff spoke directly to my Mother and this was important. Just because
she was 93 did not mean she couldn't speak for herself. They
allowed her to maintain her dignity. That was very important to her and to me.
Posted by Lorraine
My sisters and I were very concerned for our mother's health as she grew older and more frail.
We scheduled an appointment and met with Attorney Stephen Allaire of Allaire Elder Law. There was no pressure for us to hire him as he explained what he could do for us. We gave it some thought and agreed to a "life care plan" for our mother.
He explained to us what help we were to expect as mom's condition changed. We were assigned a care coordinator to help us. we had Charlotte Audet who guided us though the stages of care we could expect mom to need.
Shortly after, mom developed pneumonia and was hospitalized. From there she went to rehab in a local nursing home. Daniella was assigned to guide us through all the details of our decision to have mom return home with a 24 hour care giver. She met with us at the rehab during the discharge planning meetings. Her expert advice helped us get though some difficult decisions. She helped us set up a Pooled Trust so mom could live out her life in the comfort and safety of her own home.
The help we received was phenomenal. We were never told what to do. We were guided along as we made decisions. Information as to what to look for in an agency and what we could expect.
We selected an agency and we were satisfied with the recommendation. Shortly after, mom came home with a 24 hour live in care giver. Since mom's money was running out fast, Jessica Sevigny was our liaison to help us navigate the process of getting mom accepted on the Medicaid program. It was a long process and many, many emails and trips were made to deliver the necessary documents. I could NEVER have done it without expert help.
Mom is now at home with the help she needs thanks to the help we received from Allaire Elder Law.
We highly recommend Allaire Elder Law to anyone looking for expert, care and knowledge in helping give a loved one the dignity of the life they deserve.
Posted by Ronda
Being new to this and needing to get Mom into a health care facility was a very stressful time. Thanks to Steve and Darlene, I was reassured after our initial consultation. Irene, my go to person, walked me step by step in a very kind and understanding way.