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The Elder Law Offices of Shields & Boris

Helping You Protect Your Family Legacy

In-Home and Facility Long-Term Care Planning

Serving Clients in Western and Central Pennsylvania and the Surrounding Area

Shields and Boris has extensive experience developing difficult options that can be used to support your special needs loved one. A special needs trust helps protect assets for a person with a disability without interfering with any benifit that person is receiving. It can be structured to provide for a special needs person for their lifetime and allowing any remaining funds distributed to other loved ones or a charity.

Alzheimer’s disease is defined as a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys memory and the ability to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate, and carry out daily activities. As the disease progresses, those diagnosed with the disease may experience changes in behavior and personality. These changes can be exhibited as paranoia, anxiety, agitation, hallucinations, or delusions.

Early detection is critical as medical intervention may be available to slow the progression of the disease. Talk with your physician about diagnostic testing and treatment options.

Why Shields & Boris?

Our attorneys have experience helping clients with a dementia diagnosis or chronic illness, and the firm has the particular knowledge needed to address issues and concerns in this area. In 2019, our firm became a founding member of the National Alliance of Attorneys for Alzheimer’s Planning, (N3AP), a national association for member attorneys who focus on Alzheimer’s Planning.

We can help you:

  • Plan ahead for long-term care expenses
  • Estimate the cost of care and provide asset protection from the cost of nursing home or in-home care
  • Prepare legal documents
  • Explore available resources in your community
  • Provide disease education on:
  • Stages of the disease
  • Communication needs
  • Behavior interventions
  • Avoiding caregiver stress
  • Provide care planning to help caregivers manage the disease stages


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