Susan B Geffen

- Elder Law Attorney
- Gerontologist, Master's USC
- Former Elder Law Professor


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Susan B Geffen's Professional Services
Estate Planning
To ensure your assets are distributed as you’d like them to be when you die, estate planning is the answer.

Successful estate planning transfers your assets to your beneficiaries quickly and with minimal tax consequences.

Estate planning can also assure that family members know how you’d like your financial and medical affairs to be handled if you become incapable of making your own decisions.
Geriatric Care Management
A Geriatric Care Manager is a professional who specializes in helping families who are caring for older relatives.

The Geriatric Care Manager assists older adults and persons with disabilities in attaining their maximum functional potential.

In addition, the Geriatric Care Manager is an experienced guide and resource for families of older adults and others with chronic needs, including helping those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or Parkinsons or exhibiting symptoms of dementia.
Veterans Aid &     Attendance Benefits
The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of the needs of nature.

It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an assisting living facility also qualifies.
Medi-Cal Eligibility Planning & Asset Protection
There are two distinct programs within Medi-Cal. The first program is the "Medical" Benefit, which acts as a health insurance benefit. The asset qualification depends on single or married status.

The other program is the "Long Term Care" entitlement will cover medical expenses but also help with Skilled Nursing Facility expenses and Hospice in most cases. If both spouse’s are in a Nursing Home, their joint assets cannot exceed $2000 excluding a home, car and burial policies as described above.
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