Older and Wiser

Video Series: Life Care Planning Education

A FREE 3-event educational series. Videos from live Zoom meetings.


Part 1
Occurred: July 8th, 2020
Estate Planning. Getting your Legal House in Order

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This session will focus on the basics of estate planning including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives, Beneficiary Designations and Transfer on Death provisions. Specific examples will be used to illustrate how to ensure you have a plan that will work.

Part 2
Occurred: July 22nd, 2020
Paying for Long Term Care

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Download “Who should I be talking to” handouts here

This session will focus on understanding how people pay for home care, day care, assisted living, memory care and nursing home care. Topics covered include Medicare, Medicaid, Long Term Care Insurance and Private Pay with emphasis on eligibility, asset protection and tax considerations.

Part 3

Occurred: August 5th, 2020
Veterans Benefits for Long Term Care

Download “Who should I be talking to” handouts here

This session will cover medical benefits and long term care benefits for those who served and their surviving spouses. Even one day of service matters and may open the door to a host of benefits that can assist in your long term care plan! Topics include service connected disabilities, access to the VA medical center, Home and Community services through the VA, Pension for assisted living and memory care and eligibility for the MN Veterans Homes.


Presented by:

Mary Frances Price
Long, Reher, Hanson & Price PA

Mary Frances Price is a shareholder at Long, Reher, Hanson & Price PA. She is a graduate of Mitchell Hamline College of Law and received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Mary Frances has been licensed to practice law since 2005 and has counseled and advised hundreds of clients on their estate and elder care plans.

Mary Frances focuses her practice on serving individuals and families who are establishing an estate plan, revising an existing estate plan or dealing with the legal, medical and financial impacts of aging, chronic illness and disability. She has been accredited to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs since 2008. Since that time, she has counseled and advised veterans and their families on accessing state and federal VA benefits. She is the author of the chapter on Veterans Benefits for the Elder Law Handbook published by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education since 2012. Accordingly, her peers have recognized her as a leader in planning for veteran’s benefits.

Mary Frances is a frequent speaker and community educator on a range of estate and elder law issues, including estate planning, asset protection, medical assistance planning and veteran’s benefits. She has been a guest presenter for Mt. Olivet Day Services, University of Minnesota, North Memorial, Minnesota Veterans Home, Cargill, Best Buy, Park Nicollet, 7500 York Cooperative in Edina, Park Nicollet Memory Club, the Alzheimer’s Association and many others.

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