Who We Are
Aging, disability, chronic or life-threatening illness raises difficult issues for families and other loved ones. At Debra K. Schuster P.C., elder and disability law is our expertise.
Legal Support. We provide legal advice and prepare Durable Powers of Attorney, Estate Planning documents, including Special Needs Trusts, provide representation with health law, Mental Health and Special Needs issues, Asset Protection and Medicaid planning protection. We provide strong advocacy with Medicare, Medicaid, Long-term care and Long-term disability insurance appeals and Guardianship matters.
Life Care Planning. By also specializing in Life Care Planning, we bring all of the pieces of an elder or disabled individual’s life into focus as they struggle with chronic or catastrophic illness. Our clients’ family members and caregivers can rely on us to provide comprehensive, long term legal solutions, coordinate care and identify asset protection strategies that provide peace of mind. We offer a holistic solution for families trying to cope with the challenges of a loved one’s care. In times of crisis, we are readily available to assist with legal and care-giving advice and strategies and to create a plan so the next crisis does not occur. We meet clients at our office, in their homes, in nursing facilities and in hospitals.
These concerns are personal. Driven by years of experience watching our clients’ situations change and become more complex, we made a promise to serve a greater good. By employing a team of interdisciplinary professionals, we can better advocate and coordinate care for an individual. Using a client-centered approach, we ensure that independence and quality of life are maximized. Our client’s long-term wellbeing is the most important consideration and we treat our clients’ and their families as we would our own.
If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, our team of experts can help.
Has a relative or loved one been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, suffered a stroke, been involved in a traumatic accident, or suffered a decline in their ability to independently handle their everyday affairs?
Does a relative suffer from life-long mental illness and is increasingly unable to function independently or care for themselves?
Is an elderly relative having difficulty managing their own or a spouse’s care needs?
Is a loved one soon to be discharged to a nursing home or currently receiving in-home care?
Is a loved one’s medical condition causing you to be concerned about how to pay for their care and if this will impact your financial needs?
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Debra K. Schuster, Attorney/Owner
Maria Miskovic, Care Advocate/Coordinator
Carol Mena Quick , Attorney at Law
Donna Langheier, Paralegal
Kathy McWard, Administrative Assistant