The Legacy Elder Law Center

At The Legacy Elder Law Center, we focus on elder law, estate planning, special needs planning, veterans benefits and closely related practice areas.

At The Legacy Elder Law Center, we help seniors and their loved ones plan for the future and cope during times of crisis. We can find answers to questions such as:

-How can I protect my life savings against the high cost of long-term care?
-Am I eligible for assistance from Medicaid to help pay for nursing home care?
-What is a Medicaid crisis?
-Can I get assistance from Medicaid if I’m already in a nursing home?
-How can I ensure that people of my choosing will be able to make medical and financial decisions on my behalf if I become incapacitated?
-Am I eligible for Veterans Benefits to help pay for long-term care?
-How can I ensure my loved one with special needs will receive the care he or she needs when I can no longer provide care on my own?
-How can I be sure that my assets will go to the people I want to receive them?
-What is involved in settling an estate?
-How can I protect my heirs’ inheritances?

We invite you to explore this site to learn more about what we do, who we are, and how we can assist you and your family.

We also welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person to discuss your particular concerns and hopes for the future.

Simply call our office to set up a consultation: 703-988-7975.

Or Click here:

Let’s talk soon.

[FREE Seminar] How to Protect Your Life Savings From Long-Term...

Northern Virginia Seniors...want to understand how to PROTECT your life savings from long-term care costs? What benefits are available for you, and why the government actually wants you to use them?

Here's the issue. Unless you're spending the majority of your time dealing with the legal issues facing seniors (a discipline called Elder Law in which we have 30 years experience), it’s almost impossible to understand the critical issues you’ll face until it’s too late.

But here’s the truth:
-In 2017, the average length of long-term care is 3.7 years for women and 2.6 years for men.
-75% of single seniors (and 50% of married couples) will lose their entire life-savings within ONE year to long-term care costs.
-Long-term care costs are not only impacting your savings, but have now began to impact your children’s as well.

Our seniors (and their families) need help NOW. Because what we hear every day is, “I want to stay in my home”.

How do you do that?

How do you protect your savings, your children’s inheritance, or even your home from long-term care costs, and still stay at home to “age in place”?

Now, it’s pretty much impossible to solve these issues with Google…or legal zoom…
Or with a Will and a Power of Attorney…
And, I really wouldn't want you to try and understand this by asking a neighbor how they did it…

That’s why by far, the easiest, fastest way to help yourself and your family is to break down all the legal mumbo-jumbo and technical jargon into an easy-to-understand FREE seminar where you’ll learn…

How to Protect Your Life's Savings from Catastrophic Long-Term Care Costs

The “Protect Your Life Savings” seminar is not just a class, but a foundation of information where you’ll learn:

- How a perfect storm is impacting our seniors in ways that nobody could predict…
- Proven legal and financial strategies to protect your assets…including how to use ABD Medicaid for nursing and in-home care costs
- Planning approaches that support you…even if you DO NOT qualify for long-term care insurance
- Tax free benefits for veterans (and spouses of deceased Veterans) that qualify for a cash benefit of between $1,150 to $2,800 per month

And these approaches are very flexible, in fact, they work incredibly well for protecting your assets…even if you already have a family member in a nursing home or residential care facility.

I’ve held “Protect Your Life Savings” seminars for many years. I talk at dinner seminars, at retirement homes, and even use the web (through Facebook even :) ).

But the reality is that most people struggle mightily when it comes to protecting their assets and life’s work.

Here’s why…

The typical way that people understand elder law and the benefits looks something like this:
1. Google searches (attempt to translate legalese into something understandable)
2. Crazy stories from friends and relatives
3. Facebook articles (really…this happens)
4. Belief that they really don’t have a choice…and it will “all work out”

…And here’s the deal: NOBODY Likes the result!

It delivers ZERO value, and usually leaves people confused about the very benefits that are there to help.

And that causes the status quo to continue, but the long term effects of it are even worse…you lose the very benefits that you have earned over your lifetime as well as the protections they provide.

And you DON’T want that…do you?

Here’s the right way to do it with the “Protect Your Life Savings” seminar:
1. Realize that the law was written for lawyers, and trying to translate it is like learning a foreign language
2. Spend about an hour having the legal mumbo jumbo translated into terms that you understand
3. Learn the specific benefits that you’ve already EARNED, and how they fit in your plan
4. Enjoy it either through a relaxing meal (no pressure), or even the comfort of your own home.

And when you’re done with the “Protect Your Life Savings” seminar, you’ll be able to:

· Be prepared for the “perfect storm” that we’re all facing…
· Understand the benefits that are available TO YOU…
· Ensure that your legal protections ACTUALLY protect you…
· Know what “next steps” can be taken to protect your legacy…

So, to learn exactly how to “Protect Your Life Savings”, then simply register for my free seminar where you’ll learn the benefits you have available, how the law actually supports your goals, and how to set yourself (or your loved ones) up to “age in place”…without any of the typical sales stuff nobody likes...

To register, simply click the link here to reserve your spot on the next page:

Look forward to seeing you there!


Greetings all!

Project Lifesaver has a fundraising golf tournament coming up next week and still have spots available!

Consider sponsorship, participation, or maybe even get a foursome together - it will be a ton of fun and 100% of the proceeds go immediately to the national Project Lifesaver fund!!!

To learn more, click the link below:

Hello folks and happy Friday!

The folks at the Area Agency on Aging in Ashburn, with the help of the Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, will be hosting the brilliant Michael A. Gillette, Ph.D. to discuss ethical issues in dementia care.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 1-4PM at the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging, 20145 Ashburn Place, Suite 170, Ashburn, VA 20147.

It is going to be an excellent presentation! Hope to see you there!


Upworthy -- Aging Parents We Live Among You


Judy Oppenheimer wrote a fantastic article on Unworthy, the title of which says it all:

Not Dead Yet
The trials of being-not caring for, not dealing with but BEING-an aging parent.

This is not just for aging parents, but their children, friends, family and neighbors, and even caregivers! Link to the article is below:

Thank you! —suffering, terminal, demented, irritating, just plain old old parents. How difficult it is to care for them, how to evaluate nursing homes, how to broach important subjects like

Russian hackers use OAuth, fake Google apps to phish users

WARNING: everyone beware of this emergent phishing scam that does a great job of looking very legitimate.

Per the article below, be very wary of invitations to share or open documents from Google, even if you are expecting such an invite:

Please share and help spread the word.

Thank you! The Russian hacking group blamed for targeting U.S. and European elections has been tricking victims into handing over login credentials with fake Google security applications.

Hello everyone and Happy (belated) Easter and Tax Day!

The folks at Insight Memory Care Center's next installment of their Caregiver Bootcamp is coming up very soon.

Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030

There will be complimentary continental breakfast and lunch provided, for this all day training bootcamp.

Please share this information with any family caregivers, clients, residents, or members that could benefit! Your help in getting the word out is greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Dr. Syed Salman Ali to Speak at WFAHA...Join Us!

This should be an interesting session! Thanks, WFAHA! Topic: Oncology - What's new, what's old, and what's coming in treatment and management of cancer.  Reminder: overflow parking please use the parking lot at the bowling alley behind the community. The Arbor shuttle will be there to transport you to the community. Thank you.  Facebook link:   https:/...

Hello everyone and Happy March!

The folks at Insight Memory Care Center's next installment of their Classes for Caregivers series is coming up in a few weeks.

Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030

With so many groups focusing on developing new medications, clinical trials, and performing research, it can be overwhelming. Learn more about the latest clinical updates.

This program is a part of our ongoing Classes for Caregivers series. All sessions are FREE, and held the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Please share this information with any family caregivers, clients, residents, or members that could benefit! Your help in getting the word out is greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Staying Home: Making Smart Choices for Easy Living -

Hey folks!

AARP will be hosting a FREE, open to the public at Holy Lutheran Church in Falls Church on the 25th of March, all about how to help make your home more suitable for STAYING PUT LONGER! Details below:

Thanks and have a happy March! Small changes in your home can make a big difference in your life. They can make your home a space that enables you to thrive as your living situation changes and make life easier for visitors to your home—from grandchildren to adult children and friends. Attend this free workshop to find out how si...

Hello everyone and Happy Groundhog Day! The folks at IMCC’s February Family Caregiver Class is fast approaching! Neurologist, Dr. James Bicksel, will be giving a Dementia 101 talk on February 15th at 1pm at IMCC. I'm really looking forward to learning more about caregiving for Dementia sufferers.
Please share this information with any family caregivers, clients, residents, or members that could benefit! Your help in getting the word out is greatly appreciated!

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