Elder Law

Elder law addresses the variety of issues which individuals face as they age. In addition to assisting individuals and families to plan for the ultimate disposition of their assets, an elder law attorney often also helps individuals and families deal with the issues which arise when a person’s decision making capacity is impaired due to Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. This can involve arranging for a family member to take over the decision making responsibilities through a power of attorney or in some instances arrange for the appointment of a court-appointed guardian or conservator.

An elder law attorney can also assist a family in making financial arrangements to address assisted living or nursing home expenses. In some situations, this can include planning to maximize assets retained prior to qualifying for Medicaid coverage.

Jack E. Ruesch is the elder law attorney at Telpner Peterson Law Firm, LLP. He recently retired from the State Leadership Council of the Greater Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association provides services, education and support to people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia as well as their family members and caregivers who are also affected by their loved ones diagnosis. The Greater Iowa Chapter serves those affected by providing the services in eighty-five (85) Iowa and Illinois counties.

He also currently serves as a member of the Association’s Southwest Iowa Advisory Council. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association of the Midlands which formerly provided services in Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa. He also speaks to support groups concerning legal issues related to Alzheimer’s disease.

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