Julie Steinbacher, an elder law attorney with Steinbacher and Stahl, has seen it all. Clients who waited too long to deal with planning for their long-term care needs and the challenges of personal care in their homes, and clients who saw their life savings wiped out by nursing home costs.
So she wanted a book to give readers the many options for protecting their assets when age and disability threatened to wipe them out.
She contacted nine other elder law attorneys and asked them to write a chapter in her book covering the choices clients could choose from as they planned for long-term care.
Reverse mortgages, Medicaid, gifts to family members, trusts and veterans pensions are some of the many subjects covered, each written by an authority.
Steinbacher and her law partner, Adrianne Stahl, wrote the chapter on trusts.
The book is titled "Protect Your Family! Don't Write a Blank Check to the Nur$ing Home."
The book outlines the general impact each choice creates.
Steinbacher and Stahl will talk about their book from 5 to 8 p.m. First Friday at Otto Book Store, 107 W. Fourth St.
The book sells for $14.95.