Elder Law and Estate Planning Resources

Elder Law/Medicaid Planning

Medicaid Guide (pdf)

New Medicaid Rules in Illinois, effective January 1, 2012
The rules can be found here. Click on “Issue 46 – November 14 – Pages 18,469 – 18,985”. The DRA rules begin on page 18645, which is page 182 of the 524 page pdf document.

The MetLife Study of Elder Financial Abuse
Study: Click to download (pdf)

Online Directory for Comparing Quality of Care
Source: Click to read

Guide for Long-Term Services and Supports
Guide: Click to download (pdf)

Genworth 2011 Cost of Long-Term Care Report
Source: Click to download (pdf)

Illinois Department of Public Health – Nursing Homes in Illinois

Medicare – Compare Nursing Homeswww.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Home.asp

Illinois Department on Aging

Department of Health & Human Services, Administration on Aging

The official website of the Social Security Administration

U.S. Administration on Aging

BenefitsCheckUp, a service of The National Council on Aging

The official U.S. government website for Medicare & Medicaid

The Alzheimer’s Association

AARP – American Association of Retired Persons

Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving

Annuity Truth – The truth about purchasing annuities for older adults

Elder Care Matters – Information, resources and experts in the field

Generation Law


Estate and Guardianship Litigation


Study of Financial Exploitation of Elderly
Source: Click to download (pdf)

Guide to Adult Guardianships in Illinois
Source: Click to download (pdf)

Decedents estates:
Cook County Probate Division FAQ
Source: Click to read

Decedents estates:
How cases move through the courts
Source: Click to read