Saving Momma’s Home

Elder Law Attorney Monica Franklin is recognized throughout Tennessee as an authority on long term care planning. Saving Momma’s Home addresses common urban myths and important questions about paying for care in the nursing home.

Monica is offering a complimentary copy of her book.

Special Needs Trusts

Special needs trusts are a wonderful tool to provide for a disabled person who currently receives or may later receive Medicaid or TennCare benefits.

Monica is offering a complimentary copy of her book.

Senior Moments Tennessee Bar Journal Articles

Ageism: It’s Time for an Attitude Adjustment – June 2018
Resources to Jumpstart Your Elder Law Practice – February 2018
Ready for Some Good News? – October 2017
Compassionate Allowances: One Tool to Fast-Track a Social Security Disability Claim – June 2017
The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2016 – February 2017
Granny Pods Have Landed in Tennessee! – October 2016
Protecting Older Adults from Financial Exploitation: Proposed Federal Laws and Regulations – June 2016
Advance Care Planning: When Law and Medicine Intersect – February 2016
Significant Changes in the Choices Group 3 Program – October 2015
What is the Difference Between the Medicaid Five-Year ‘Look-Back’ and a Medicaid Penalty Period? – June 2015
An Alternative to a Special Needs Trust? The ABLE Account – February 2015
Crucial Conversations for Older Adults: Driving – October 2014
Hospice: Improving the Quality of Life for the Terminally Ill: June 2014
When Should I Apply for Social Security? – February 2014
Two Crucial Words for Your Medicare Vocabulary:
‘Observation’ vs. ‘Admission’
– October 2013

To Tie the Knot or Not: Planning for Long-Term Care – February 2013
Elder Law Update: Medicaid Estate Recovery in Tennessee – October 2012
Late Life Love: To Tie the Knot or Not? – June 2012
Educate Your Clients about Long-Term Care Insurance – February 2012
5 Common Elder Law Blunders – October 2011
Conservatorship Is a Balancing Act of Autonomy, Protection – June 2011
Is Conservatorship What Is Needed? Here’s Help in Figuring It Out – February 2011
Dealing with Dementia: Part 2 – November 2010
Dealing with Dementia: Part 1 – June 2010
Pondering ‘Medicare and You: 2010’ and Beyond – Jan 2010
Busting Myths about Veteran’s Benefits and Medicaid – August 2009