Knowledgable and Compassionate Life Care Planning
Almgren Law has been extremely knowledgable and compassionate in assisting me with my Mom’s legal and financial affairs. By consulting with and hiring Almgren Law for Life Care Planning, our family has been able to keep Mom in assisted living where she has been happy and well-cared for for 5 years beyond where her money would have otherwise allowed.
Paula and her staff provided both exceptional advice and service at several times during the course of our legal needs. The firm was able to provide multiple options and approaches to our needs. They provided financial proposals as well as housing recommendations. The prepared anticipated cash flow statements to aid in the decision process. During the 3 plus years, Paula’s nurse on staff made visits to the assisted living home to see our father, take him for walks. After my dad passed, they met with us again to guide us through the final steps. I would recommend this firm to anyone seeking legal services for elderly planning.
Paula – You have done a ton of work for me and my family and I sincerely appreciate the quality of your advice. I am grateful that my son brought me to you as you not only helped me with in home care for my wife when she had Alzheimer’s disease which made a difference for us to keep her at home, but you gave me the ability to organize my estate in a well thought out and equitable manner. I’ve enjoyed working with you and thank you for all of your excellent work.
I first contacted Almgren Law in 2011 when my mother was dealing with some health issues. It was a very stressful time for me; but when I placed the call, they immediately put me at ease. I felt like I was in good hands and set up a time to meet with them right away.
Since that time, we have relied on Almgren Law many times for all types of issues. Each time they have been very helpful and supportive. It is such a comfort for my brothers and me to know they will be there for us as long as we need them.
A colleague recommended Almgren Law to me, and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for council and care for their elderly family members.
Professional, Personal, Competent
Algren Law came highly recommended by word of mouth, from several respected sources including close friends. Over the course of several years Almgren Law provided personalized, professional and highly competent estate planning and life care planning legal services that was so beneficial to our elder loved ones and the entire family. From the very start Paula presented sound, respectful and understandable estate planning options that made our elder loved ones comfortable with this very sensitive this aspect of life. It was the start of a very assuring and beneficial relationship that spanned several years.
Over that time, Paula and her staff provided an array of legal considerations, recommendations and services from Healthcare Proxy, Power of Attorney and financial planning considerations and document preparation at early stages, to home care assistance and assisted living options and maximizing VA benefits as the aging process progressed, and eventually to compassionate end of life planning options.
It’s hard to overstate the value of the expert legal services, compassionately and understandably presented, that allowed for our family’s informed consideration and decision making. I highly recommend Paula Almgren and her team at Almgren Law. In fact, I am now a client going through estate planning for myself!
So grateful to Almgren Law: Gave Our Family a Plan and Peace of Mind.
Paula Almgren was highly recommended to our family by a senior staff member at Kimball Farms Lifecare Community in Lenox, MA, when we were looking into assisted living facilities for my mother, who had Alzheimer’s disease. We were bringing my mom from Texas to live near us because she was no longer able to live independently.
Paula represented my mother for many years, setting up her estate plan and creating a long-term care plan for her, which involved a Trust and other estate planning documents. Paula also helped my mother apply for Veteran’s Aid & Attendance benefits, an application process that was so complex that I could never have done it without the help of Paula and her staff. My mom had limited financial means, but because of Paula’s expert planning and the financial help from the VA my mother was able to live the remainder of her life at Kimball Farms in their Memory Care Unit, where she was lovingly cared for.
Paula cares deeply about her clients, and her staff is wonderful—always thoughtful and responsive! Paula provides professional estate planning and legal advocacy when needed. Her professional knowledge made a great difference for my mother and for our family. Paula and everyone at Almgren Law gave us peace of mind when my mom was afflicted with a devastating illness and was facing an unknown term of costly care. My mother and our family had PEACE during that most difficult time. We are so grateful.
Excellent help with Medicaid and estate planning
I contacted Paula Almgren when my mother got seriously ill and my father became overwhelmed with her day to day care. I’m so glad I did. Paula took the time to meet with us and fully explain care and estate planning options. For a reasonable flat fee, she helped my parents estate plan, reposition their marital assets and apply for benefits for my mother. Throughout the process, Paula and her team were caring, patient and responsive to any questions we had. My mother now receives support from home health aides. I can’t emphasize enough how important this has been for both my parents’ quality of life.
Very Competent and Caring
I first contacted Paula when I was in need of some legal advice and counseling as my Father was approaching the end of his time. He had named me as his Personal Representative, and when the time came, Paula further assisted and advised me as I carried out the provisions of his will.
Needless to say, this was a very difficult time for my family and me. I had never been through this process. When I first met with Paula, she struck me as a person who was caring and highly competent. I found her and her staff to be very responsive to the way I preferred to handle things, while keeping us within the boundaries the state codes. Her communications were always clear, and I was confident throughout the process that she was expertly guiding me to the completion of my task.
I believe that I was fortunate to have found Paula and I will not hesitate to contact her again in the future should the need arise.
Praise for Paula and her team
When Mom could no longer live independently, my sister and I met with Paula and were immediately struck with her attention to detail. She was well versed in the steps needed to assist us in locating a community that would be comfortable for my mother. Paula provided the best legal and financial advice, as she constructed a plan that was flexible and met my mother’s individual needs. Paula and her team worked quickly to streamline the application process and obtained a benefit that provided financial assistance. The peace of mind it gave my mother was priceless. Paula and her knowledgeable team are presently applying for a VA benefit that will keep my mother independent in her assisted living apartment. Paula, Teri, Dawn and the team at Almgren Law have done a great job for my Mom!! She is enjoying her independence and a social life with new friends. We are grateful for Paula’s assistance in helping us to keep our mother safe and happy. Let Paula take the worry away from finding a place for your Mom.
With Paula’s Help We Move My Mother Home Against All Odds!!!
My mother had a fall and suffered a spinal cord injury. She was in a local nursing home, was paralyzed and needed significant care. Before we met with Paula we had no idea where to begin and we were stressed out, overwhelmed and we all felt helpless. We didn’t think we had any choices beyond nursing home for my mother. My parents did not want to be apart and they were both very sad. Even though my mother needed total care, Teri the registered nurse from Almgren Law, met with the nursing home staff and began to put together a safe plan for my mother’s discharge home. Paula put together an estate plan for my parents and applied for community based MassHealth for my mother which helped with the significant cost of her care. My parents were so happy to be together at home and they both cherished their time together. From her wheelchair my mother was even able to critique the way we decorated the Christmas tree! My mother recently passed away but the precious time we had at home together as a family would not have been possible without the support and extensive knowledge of the entire staff at Almgren Law. Their assistance was truly Priceless!