Category Archives: Long Term Care

You have worked too hard throughout life to watch your hard earned assets be depleted by the skyrocketting cost of long term care. Four Pillars Law Firm helps families protect assets while providing long term care for their loved ones.

Elder Law Attorneys Observe May as National Elder Law Month

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has designated May the National Elder Law Month. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAELA was formed in 1987 in response to the growing legal needs of older adults, people with special needs, and … Continue reading

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Today is the day to discuss your Healthcare Decisions with your loved ones

          Four Pillars Law Firm, PLLC, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of … Continue reading

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Wilmington Awaits First Hybrid CCRC in Eastern NC

Perhaps you’ve heard the buzz about Carolina Bay, the $52M retirement community coming to Wilmington’s Autumn Hall.  Autumn Hall, on Eastwood Road less than 2 miles from Wrightsville Beach, is a mixed-use community that has been in development for the … Continue reading

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Sandwich Generation Continues to Grow

Those people who find themselves caring for sick and/or elderly relatives continue to increase. According to the Pew Research Center, four out of ten adults are now caring for a sick or elderly family member.  Although these increasing numbers can … Continue reading

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What is a CCRC and How Does it Work? Part 3: Choosing a CRCC

In this three-part blog series, attorney Kelly Shovelin of Four Pillars Law Firm discusses Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): What are CCRCs?  How do they work? How do you choose the right CCRC for your needs? Learn the answers to … Continue reading

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What is a CCRC and How Does it Work? Part 2: Paying for a CCRC

In this three-part blog series, attorney Kelly Shovelin of Four Pillars Law Firm discusses Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): What are CCRCs?  How do they work? How do you choose the right CCRC for your needs? Learn the answers to … Continue reading

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What is a CCRC and How Does it Work? Part 1: Understanding CCRCs

In this three-part blog series, attorney Kelly Shovelin of Four Pillars Law Firm discusses Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): What are CCRCs?  How do they work? How do you choose the right CCRC for your needs? Learn the answers to … Continue reading

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Red Tape of Long Term Care Insurance Claims

So, you’ve done your homework and due diligence and decided that purchasing long term care insurance is an appropriate investment . . . but what happens when you actually need to file a claim and start using it? Well, it’s … Continue reading

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Will you lose Medicare or Medicaid if you Leave a Facility to Visit Family?

Reunions, graduations, birthdays, and holidays: Whatever the occasion, nursing home residents don’t want to miss out on family gatherings, but may be afraid that they will lose Medicare or Medicaid coverage if they leave the nursing home. In most cases, … Continue reading

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What Happens if Your Long Term Care Insurance Company Fails?

When you buy long-term care insurance years before you need it, you are taking a gamble that the company will still be around when it is time to pay out. But what happens if the company goes out of business? … Continue reading

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