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Dementia study underscores importance of timely estate planning

"[T]ake steps now."

That is advice that we candidly give at the Andover estate planning Law Offices of Kimberly Butler Rainen to families concerned with future health and related concerns linked to a parent or other aging family member showing signs of dementia or another material life challenge.

Although the delivery of competent and consistent care for a loved one obviously ranks of paramount importance to family members seeking to timely implement sound strategies for family seniors, the cost of care, too, must be candidly acknowledged.

It is high.

We all know that. Moreover, and as stressed in core findings posited in a recently published study focused upon care costs relevant to individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related mental challenges, "the lifetime cost of dementia indicates that families of people living with the disease incur the largest financial burden."

Proven estate administration lawyers routinely see the financial fallout for families trying to balance adequate care delivery and sustained affordability, and often counsel clients to directly face that challenge as early as possible.

The reason for that: There are many sound estate planning strategies that, when employed in a timely manner rather in tardy fashion, can shield precious family assets and ensure a loved one's continued eligibility for needed care.

We note on our website page addressing long term-care planning strategies that, among other things, our office helps those relying upon our professional advocacy "pursue all possible resources … for nursing home care, including Medicaid and MassHealth."

Proactivity is key for families trying to structure a sensible and affordable outcome for a senior loved one's long-term care. A seasoned estate planning attorney can help promote that objective.

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The Law Offices of Kimberly Butler Rainen
21 Central Street
Andover, MA 01810

Phone: 978-494-6730
Phone: 978-409-1928
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We are in a 1700s Colonial located on the intersection between Brook Street, Central Street and Essex Street in historic downtown Andover, Massachusetts. The parking lot entrance is located on Brook Street, which is a one-way. From Central, turn down Essex Street. Before reaching the railroad tracks, when you see the St. Augustine Church on your right, take a sharp left turn on to Brook Street, which will turn you back toward Central Street. As you ascend the hill back toward Central Street, you will see large stone pillars on either side of the entrance to our parking lot. We have assigned parking spaces numbered 7 and 10.

From the parking lot, you may take the stairs located on the rear, left-side of the building up to the garden area, where the foyer entrance to our office is located. You can also follow the sidewalk on Brook Street up to Central Street, walk along Central Street past the main house entrance (with a wrought iron gate across the walk way) to an opening in the wrought iron fence, in to the garden area where the foyer entrance to our office is located.