High Fives

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Elder-law attorney David Hook and three staff members from the Hook Law Group attended the Second Annual National Conference of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association in Kansas City, Mo., in October. Joan Nelson Hook, founder of the Hook Law Group, said that the association is composed of about 35 law firms nationwide that are concerned with planning for all facets of later life, rather than focusing on estate planning, which concerns the disposition of assets following death.

Also attending the conference were public-benefits specialists and life-care planning coordinators Stacey Meece, Caroline Posey and paralegal Shannon Caraccia. Topics centered on veterans’ aid, long- term and geriatric care, dealing with depression in the elderly, Medicare resources and recovering damages from financial-abuse of the elderly.

Founded in 1993 in New Port Richey, the Law Group specializes in elder law, all aspects of planning, counseling, educating and advocating for elderly clients and their families. This includes dealing with Medicaid, estate and long-term-care planning, probate, guardianship, special needs trusts, will and trust administration, and inter-generational issues, tax situations and nursing home injury, abuse or neglect. Further information about the conference can be had by calling (727) 842-1001.