PBM Blog

Financing Long-Term Care

There are a number of ways to pay for your long-term care. Here is a summary ... Private Pay: In Western New York, the average cost of care for a skilled care nursing home is between $12,000 - $16,000 per month. Although self-pay may not be the preferred manner for...

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Stress on Caregiver Relationships

One of the essential elements of caring for an ailing loved one is ensuring that the basic elements of respect and dignity remain as intact as possible for our elderly loved ones and their family members. This is often easier said than done, especially when the caregiver IS the family member. Roles, whether husband and wife or parent and child, become blurred and morph into something else.

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Basic Estate Planning Documents — What You Need to Know

It is important to know that legal documents are personal and tailored for individual needs. However, there are three basic estate planning documents that all adults should have in place to assure that ... Your wishes are followed You choose who will be in charge of...

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Press Release – 2/25/19

Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies LLP Announces that Linda Stravalaci Grear, Esq. and Jean E. Harris, Esq. have become Partners in the Firm and Amanda J. Scott, Esq. has become a Senior Associate. February 25, 2019 (Buffalo, NY) – Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies...

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Don’t Panic – Get Help Now!

You may have read the recent Buffalo News article addressing the cost of skilled nursing care in Western New York. I am asking you to take a moment to think about the years of work and sacrifice and how long it took you to accumulate your assets. Now compare that to how quickly a lifetime of savings can be spent in a place where no one ever wants to have to live. It’s scary!

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