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Guardianships & Conservatorships Archives

ABLE accounts: Smart choice for some people with disabilities

For years, to preserve eligibility for Supplemental Security Income or SSI, a federal government cash benefit, and the federal-state Medicaid program — called Health First Colorado in our state — people with disabilities have had to remain relatively impoverished. Usually, this has meant not exceeding $2,000 in countable assets. 

Honoring and protecting family members with autism

At Chayet & Danzo LLC, one of our foremost professional goals is to help families with children or other relatives who have autism or other intellectual or developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome or Fragile X syndrome. We provide guidance and legal services to these clients to help them protect their loved ones in areas of legal, financial, physical and personal vulnerability. 

What is the difference between a guardianship and a conservatorship?

We all want to protect our loved ones. When our family members are no longer able to care for themselves, be they grandparents, adults with special needs or children, their protection becomes a high priority. In Colorado, legal guardianships and conservatorships are in place for precisely these situations.

From TED Talk to Denver neighborhood: Before I die…

Recently, two large chalkboards were propped against the wall next to Purple Door Coffee in the Five Points neighborhood. The question posed was not typical coffee shop fare. Written across the top, the sentence started, “Before I die I want to….”

Keeping elderly pet parents together with their companions

From an adopted chihuahua to a special cat or bird, pets brighten days for many in various stages of retirement. And in some cases, they may even serve in a support role helping their person through Arrhythmia attacks or other medical conditions.

Medicaid eligibility income and asset limits in 2018

When a family is spread out across the country with parents in Colorado and children in Boston and San Francisco, who provides additional care for mom and dad? When is it time to investigate assisted living or nursing home options?

The case for tapering off “Benzos” after 65

Prescribed for a variety of disorders including anxiety, insomnia, restless leg syndrome and depression, one class of drug is contributing to more injuries and deaths among older adults. “Benzos” is the short for a class of benzodiazepines such as Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam) and Valium (diazepam).

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