Power of Attorney
One in three americans over the age of 85 suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease.* Much of Elder Law is either planning for, or reacting to the evolution of a diminished capacity for you or a loved one. A Power of Attorney or a Living Trust can be an effective and economical tool to plan for the possibility of diminished capacity. When dementia effects a loved one who does not have a plan in place, a Guardianship and Conservatorship proceeding is often required to address surrogate decision making authority. Another important impact of dementia is the high cost of care. Medicaid Planning prior to, or at the time of the onset of dementia, can help minimize the financial consequences for a spouse of a dementia patient. Antoine Tissot has the experience and knowledge to help you navigate your Elder Law challenges.
*Alzheimer’s Association. 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. https://www.alz.org/facts/downloads/facts_figures_2015.pdf