Dear Clients and Referral Partners,

This morning, we released the April 2021 e-newsletter from R. F. Meyer & Associates. If you did not receive the newsletter by email, please see the link below to open a full PDF version of it.

Spring has arrived in Ohio, and so have positive developments on the coronavirus/COVID-19 front. Finally.

We cover a couple of the big developments in this month’s newsletter. Two articles about this positive news detail how:

  • President Biden has signed the latest COVID-19 relief bill. It authorizes stimulus checks, funds vaccine distribution, and extends unemployment benefits. It also provides help to seniors in many other ways. Read more details in this article.
  • Speaking of Biden, his administration has issued new, eased guidelines on visiting our loved ones in nursing homes. The coronavirus pandemic has hit long-term care facilities particularly hard, with more than 170,000 residents and employees dying of COVID-19. Most nursing homes have restricted visitor access since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. The absence of close contact with loved ones has been extremely difficult for both residents and their. Find more details of the relaxed visitation guidelines in this article.

Two other articles in the April newsletter cover topics of importance for clients of our Elder Law practice at R. F. Meyer & Associates:

  • Netflix’s popular new movie, I Care a Lot, may be far-fetched in a lot of ways, but it does highlight some real weaknesses in the guardianship system that make it possible for an unscrupulous guardian to take control of an elderly person’s life and bleed their resources dry. Fortunately, steps can be taken to avoid the guardianship system and the kind of nightmare the film portrays. Read about those steps in this article.
  • For better or worse, Medicaid is the primary method of paying for nursing home care in the United States. But navigating the Medicaid system is complicated and confusing. Read about the basics in this article.

I hope you find this month’s articles interesting and informative. Moreover, I hope you enjoy this wonderful spring and are emerging from the terrible coronavirus pandemic with the health and well-being of your family intact. The health crisis is not over, but positive signs of the beginning of the end are emerging like spring flowers.

Please contact us with any Elder Law, Estate Planning or Probate need. Reach our Worthington law offices at 450 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., Suite 380, us by calling 614-407-7900, sending an email to [email protected], or simply filling out the contact form on our website at ElderLaw.US/Contact.


Richard F. Meyer, Esq.

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