My father-in-law, David, has vascular dementia as a result of a major stroke he had 10 days after the passing of his wife. All at once, my husband and I were scrambling to move David from out of state to be closer to us, seek appropriate care, and manage his affairs, all the while we both work and have a young child. We were overwhelmed to say the least. On the advice of a co-worker, I contacted the KC Elder Law office to help us. After meeting with Attorney Ken Herring and our Medicaid Coordinator, Lori Sanders, we immediately felt comforted and knew we could get through this. From generating rigorous Power of Attorney documents that allow us to seamlessly make decisions, to navigating the byzantine Medicaid application process, we felt supported and not so alone in the wilderness of elder care decisions. We could not have successfully applied for Medicaid without the expert guidance from Lori. There are so many parts and pieces and she walked us through step-by-step. If I had a question, I got an answer almost immediately. Our application was approved so much faster than I could have hoped, and we were able to preserve some of David's assets. Caring for an aging parent or family member is emotional and exhausting. We were so grateful to have help from KC Elder Law.
Kenneth Herring and his team have a genuine compassion for elder care. After the passing of my father, I stepped in to assume the growing responsibility of caring for my mother with Alzheimer's. It was only then that I became willing to listen to Kenneth at one of his seminars. If you have any property or assets that you want to pass on or gain as an inheritance, you need the services of an elder care law firm, as you cannot predict what your needs will be. Kenneth and his team provided the legal guidance and counsel that comforted my family during these very difficult times.
I was the Durable Power of Attorney for my sister-in-law and her husband when an emergency hospitalized both of them in December 2013, ultimately causing them to have to enter a nursing home. They did not have sufficient funds for that expense, and I was faced with immediately finding a facility for them that would accept Medicaid. The hospital helped me find a temporary nursing home whose staff gave me suggestions about what to do, including a recommendation that I talk with the KC Elder Law Firm. I hired the firm in January 2014 to provide legal services and design a Medicaid plan, as well as any necessary legal documents for implementing it. I fell this was the smartest thing I could have done. After paying the legal fee at the beginning, there have been no other charges. I had numerous questions throughout the process which were all thoughtfully and carefully researched and answered by Dan Flack, the Medicaid Coordinator handling our file. To say that I appreciated that help is a gross understatement! In addition to the Medicaid approval itself, other connected things were done that I'm not sure I could have figured out how to accomplish on my own. I would recommend KC Elder Law Firm to anyone seeking excellent help with the legal aspects of Senior care.
I cannot commend KC Elder Care enough for their help and compassion! My mom needed assistance with placing my dad (who suffers from Alzheimers) and the road in getting that accomplished (applying for Medicaid, division of assets, etc) to novices such as ourselves was difficult and largely overwhelming. Bill Hammond and Amber Thailing were generous with their time, well informed with the law and assisted us in getting my dad the care he needed and helping my mom in the process. Words cannot express our many thanks!