Update on Proposed Medicaid Rule Changes

March 2, 2011

Our office has just been informed that the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (J-CAR) has received the Department of Human Services’ Second Notice regarding the proposed rule changes to implement the changes to the Medicaid eligibility rules mandated by the DRA. Our office has not yet had an opportunity to review the Department’s most recent version. It is our understanding, however, that some revisions have been made to the original version of the proposed rules. More information will follow, once we have had an opportunity to review the rules. We encourage you to periodically check our website for updates.

Click here to review the actual documents filed by the Illinois Department of Human Services.


New Attorney Catherine E. Malesky Joins the Elder Law Center

August 25, 2010

We are pleased to announce that Catherine E. Malesky has joined the Elder Law Center, P.C. as an associate attorney. She is a graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law where she received the CALI Award for Highest Grade in Law, Literature and Feminism and Political Asylum and Refugee Law Seminar. Before joining the firm, Catherine was a staff attorney for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in Kane County. 

Catherine’s knowledge and sincerity make her well-equipped to work with our clients and provide them with the best legal representation possible. To reach Catherine, call 630.844.0065, or email her at cem@mickeywilson.com.


Open House- National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, 2010, Elder Law Center, Aurora, IL

March 14, 2010

The Elder Law Center, P.C. is giving back to the community on April 16, 2010 in support of National Healthcare Decision Day.  The Elder Law Center, P.C., along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making.   As a participating organization, the Elder Law Center, P.C. is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives in accordance with Illinois state laws.

Specifically, on April 16, from 10a.m. to 2p.m., Elder Law Center, P.C. is welcoming the public to an open house at their offices at 2111 Plum Street, Suite 201, Aurora, Illinois 60506.  During the open house, three free informational workshops will be conducted by our Managing Partner, Connie Renzi, at 10:30a.m., 11:30a.m. and 12:30p.m.  At the conclusion of the workshop, you will have the option of working with Mrs. Renzi to create and execute, free of charge, a durable power of attorney for health care specifically for you.  A health care power of attorney allows you to document the person you select to be your voice for your healthcare decisions if you cannot speak for yourself.  If you are interested in completing this important legal document free of charge at our workshop, please call May Rygh at 630.844.0065, ext. 109 to reserve your seat.

If you do not have time for a workshop or just simply want information about advance care planning and advance directive forms, please come to the open house on April 16, 2010, between 10a.m. and 2p.m. where refreshments will be served and staff will be available to answer your questions.

To learn more about the Elder Law Center, visit our website at www.elderlawpc.com.

We look forward to seeing you on April 16 in honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day!


Get Involved in National Healthcare Decisions Day — April 16, 2010

February 22, 2010

Elder Law Center, P.C., along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).

NHDD organizers are asking interested organizations and individuals throughout the country to help raise awareness about the importance of advance care planning on this special day—and throughout the year. To help realize this goal, they have created a Web site with information and tools for the public to talk about future healthcare decisions and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living wills) in accordance with their applicable state laws.  For more information, visit the Web site at www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org.

Organizations and coalitions interested in participating are encouraged to sign up at the NHDD Web site. State coordinators are also being recruited to develop statewide networks and outreach activities. For details, visit nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org.


Solutions for Financial Challenges of Today’s Senior

April 28, 2009

May 20, 2009 – 11:00am – 1:00pm
Solutions for Financial Challenges of Today’s Senior. Presented by – Elder Law Center, P.C., Oswego Community Bank and Veritrust Financial. Traughber Jr. High School, 61 Franklin Street, Oswego, IL. RSVP at 630-554-3411.