Monthly Archives: September 2017

Testimonial

September 28, 2017

Ms. Scherr helped my family through a very difficult process during a stressful time for all of the family. Her work set the stage for my father to stay in his home and look forward to a more secure future. —Michael

Testimonial

September 28, 2017

I like Ms. Scherr. She is very knowledgeable in elder law, and helped me resolved a somewhat complicated Medicaid issue with my mother’s nursing home.

Testimonial

September 28, 2017

I had to assume care of an elderly stepparent who became mentally compromised overnight. My husband is an attorney, but not an expert in elder care. I was referred to Kandace and remain very grateful for her expert advice. I recommend her whenever I can. Look no further. —Anita Stapleton

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September 28, 2017

My family has been very pleased with the expertise and knowledge of Kandace, Criselle and the services of Frank, Frank and Scherr. We used them to guide us through the process of settling my parents’ estate while my father was being approved for Medicaid and being admitted to a nursing home due to Alzheimer’s Disease. I live in NC, my parents live in DE and my father now lives in a nursing home in MD. Kandace and Criselle were always quick to respond and kept me apprised before, during and after the process. We continue to use them each year for my father’s annual Medicaid recertification. Highly recommend! — Michele Hignutt

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September 28, 2017

We have worked with Kandace and her team for several years and have been extremely pleased with her legal guidance in Eldercare law. She put our family’s mind at rest and made sure we understood exactly what our options were and how to implement them. She was able to help us apply for Medicaid approval for my Mother who had Alzheimer’s disease and was going into a nursing home. Her knowledge and expertise were always just a phone call away and her timely response and follow-up were exceptional! — Kimberley Valaer

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September 28, 2017

Kandace Scherr and her team are extremely knowledgeable and have always provided me with immediate and concise responses, detailed updates and well explained instructions. I have utilized the expertise of Kandace Scherr and her team on multiple occasions and she handles all matters with a high degree of professionalism and thoroughness. I always recommend Kandace Scherr and the attorneys at Frank, Frank & Scherr to anyone facing issues involving elder law, Medicare or Medicaid!

Testimonial

September 28, 2017

My family is very please[d] with the assistance we received from Ms. Scherr and her paralegal, Criselle Anderson. With their help, my family has an estate plan and wills that reflect that planning. Thank you both for working with us patiently and for using language and scenarios that are understandable to those outside the legal profession.

Testimonial

September 28, 2017

Planning for the care of our loved ones, especially aging parents, can be both a physically and emotionally challenging process. The situation becomes more complex and intensified when dealing with family members affected by dementia. The foresight to execute proper legal documents to ensure that the authority to implement proper medical and financial decisions is in place is paramount. In addition, taking advantage of all the legal provisions to protect the estates of our loved ones is exacting, complex and best left to those with knowledge and expertise. Finally, when all resources have been exhausted, the process of applying for Medicaid coverage is enormously time consuming, requiring stringent and meticulous navigation of the complex governmental system.

My mother, and then my father, had the unfortunate fate of developing progressive dementia and physical ailments that left me exhausted beyond capacity as a caregiver addressing their needs. The decision to place mother in a nursing home was difficult and emotionally painful but necessary. Confronted with the financial enormity associated with this decision and the multiple complex financial resources of my parents, I sought legal advice with Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC., initially consulting Jason Frank, Esq., and then working closely with Kandace L. Scherr, Esq. and her staff. The interaction was not only professional but personal, ensuring that every legal document and need was carefully addressed. In my particular circumstance, Kandace was able to preserve certain assets of the estate and relieved me of the enormous burden of compiling complex detailed financial matters in preparation for Medicaid. I underestimated that scrutiny of the Maryland Bureau of Long-Term care. Kandace and her team were scrupulous in making sure every detail and requirement were met. Despite the complexity of my particular case, the approval proceeded expeditiously and smoothly.

Within two years of my mother’s admission to long-term care, my father became severely medically incapacitated. His mental clarity declined. As he approached the need for 24-hour care, it became apparent that he, like my mother, would require assistance in a long-term care facility. Fortunately, Kandace had preplanned this event, ensuring that all the legal documents addressed specific requirements far in advance of this event, considering both parents would eventually be incapable of making decisions. As my father’s medical condition made it difficult for him to visit my mother, he only wished that he could join her. Soon after meeting the medical criteria for long-term nursing care, my father was admitted to the same institution. The financial issues became more complex and demanding. Again, Kandace was able to preserve additional assets, meeting strict legal criteria and smoothly transitioned my father into long-term care with Medicaid.

My father shared with my mother for almost 1 year while in long-term care until he died on April 12th of 2017. What I considered financially impractical or impossible came to fruition thanks to the effort, exacting diligence, and compassionate professionalism of Kandace and her team. The memory of my two parents together, holding hands, day by day, after 69 years of marriage, is embodied in my memory forever. — Dr. Roman Ratych

Testimonial

September 28, 2017

The interaction was not only professional but personal, ensuring that every legal document and need was carefully addressed. In my particular circumstance, Kandace was able to preserve certain assets of the estate and relieved me of the enormous burden of compiling complex detailed financial matters in preparation for Medicaid. I underestimated that scrutiny of the Maryland Bureau of Long-Term care. Kandace and her team were scrupulous in making sure every detail and requirement were met.