ELDER LAW :  WOODLAND HILLS ELDER LAW LAWYERS ATTORNEYS | SIRKIN LAW

Elder Law Attorney: The Woodland Hills Elder Law attorneys at Sirkin Law Group have dedicated the last twenty four years to elder law and the protection of the future of our elderly residents in Woodland Hills the San Fernando Valley.   We believe that with Elder Law Planning, Conservatorships can be avoided for most of our clients with proper estate plans.

Before there is any medical emergency, we prepare our elder clients and their children by making sure they have the right documents at hand.   Below you will find a list of documents you should have ready for your parents.

1.   Their Advance Health Care Directive or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, and a Hipaa Release;
2.   A copy of their Driver's license or senior identification card;
3.   Their Medicare number (same as Social Security number) , or if on Medi-Cal, their Medi-Cal Card or number.
4.   Their supplemental insurance information, and policy number.
5.   A list of their medications and allergies.
6.   A complete list of doctor's and their telephone numbers.
7.   If a Veteran, their military identification number.
8.   Location of their estate planning documents and the name and phone number of the preparing attorney.


TOP 10 QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU KNOW WHEN A CONSERVATORSHIP IS NEEDED FOR A LOVED ONE.


Our Elder Law clients in Woodland Hills often ask us whether they need conservatorship for an elderly or disabled parent, or a disabled child.    Below is a checklist we have developed to help you make the decision:

1.   Can he or she properly administer medication to himself or herself?
2.   Can he or she understand the consequence of making a medical decision?
​3.   Can he or she provide food or shelter for himself?
4.   Is he or she easily influenced by others to give away his or her money?
​5.   Are there signs that he or she cannot be safe when left alone at home?
​6.   Is he or she bathing himself or herself?
7.   Does he or she wear clean clothes or wash his or her clothes?
8.   Are there bills that are unpaid?
9.   Is he or she forgetful of recent events?
10.  Are there people who are trying to take financial advantage of him or her?


WHAT TO DO FIRST WHEN MOST OF THE ANSWERS TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS ARE YES?

1.   Call our office at 818.340.4479 and ask for a call assessment regarding your case.
2.   Ask us to give you a Capacity Declaration to be completed by a physician.   If your loved one will not submit to a doctor's examination, please call us.
3.   Gather a list of medications and assets of your loved one
4.   Set an in-person appointment to go over the Conservatorship Procedures in Los Angeles County.

Call Mina Sirkin, Woodland Hills Elder Law Attorney at 818.340.4479; San Fernando Valley Elder Law.  Our Woodland Hills Elder Law office serves the Woodland Hills, Calabasas, West Hills, San Fernando Valley, Tarzana, Reseda, Agoura, Hidden Hills, Canoga Park, Winnetka, and Westlake Village areas.  Elder Law Woodland Hills: Elder Law

Elder Law Office Address:  21550 Oxnard St. #300, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 See our Elder Law attorney in Woodland Hills.

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