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Elder Law Center, P.C.
(a division of Mickey, Wilson,
Weiler, Renzi, Lenert, & Julien, P.C.)
140 S. Municipal Dr.
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

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- The Dog Days of Summer -

The dog days of summer are definitely upon us, which often means days with extreme temperatures and, consequently, certain heat-related health risks. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, "anyone can develop heat-related illnesses. However, certain groups of people are at increased risk during extremely hot weather. These include people who work outside, elderly persons living alone, people with chronic medical conditions, and persons taking certain medications." Do you (or does a loved one or friend of yours) fall into one of the "at-risk" groups?  If so, then we encourage you to check out the Illinois Department of Public Health website for recommendations and tips to help those at-risk to "beat the heat" and remain healthy and safe this summer. 

Legal Services: 

Should you or someone you know wish to meet with one of our attorneys for assistance with (or to discuss options for): estate, life care, and/or long-term care planning; and/or, other planning matters, please do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.  It would be our pleasure to meet with you to review your current planning and/or to discuss planning options for your consideration.

Additional Legal Services:

Selling and/or buying a new home; commercial property; and/or other real estate?

Starting a new business; or, need your corporate records updated?   

Recently injured, and uncertain of your rights? 

If any of the above apply to you, or someone you know, then please visit the website of our parent law firm, Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi, Lenert, & Julien, P.C., to learn more about the additional legal services we offer.

Reminder:  Out of an abundance of caution and to do our continued part in helping to keep our clients, staff, and their respective families as safe as possible, all non-signing appointments for our elder law clients and for our estate and life care planning clients with the following attorneys: Connie Renzi; Katie Lenert; or, Brandan Rissman, remain "virtual" (via video or telephone conferencing).



The Need for Medicaid Planning
One of the greatest fears of older Americans is that they may end up in a nursing home. This not only means a great loss of personal autonomy, but also a tremendous financial price. Careful planning can help ease the financial burden.

How You Can End Up in Medicare’s Donut Hole, and How You Get Out
Medicare prescription drug plans can have a coverage gap—called the "donut hole"--which limits how much Medicare will pay for your drugs until you pay a certain amount out of pocket.
Thousands of Elderly and Disabled SSI Recipients Accused of Owning Property That Isn’t Theirs
Thousands of SSI recipients have been falsely accused of owning real estate because of the Social Security Administration’s reliance on a private database that is “riddled with errors,” according to a new report.
Dual Eligibility: How Qualifying for Both Medicare and Medicaid Can Help With Costs
Qualifying for Medicare hardly means free health care -- there are still premiums and deductibles. However, people who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid (called “dual eligibility”) receive help paying their out-of-pocket costs.

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