Elder E-Letter: May 2021

Let’s give a warm welcome to Michelle Higbee!

We are excited to introduce you to Michelle Higbee, our new paralegal! Michelle has a rich background in elder law and we’re honored she’s chosen to work with us. Stay tuned to learn more about Michelle.

The big move is coming!

Who: The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch, PC
What: The big move!
When: Summer of 2021
Where: 8703 Broadway (near Broadway and 410)
Why: We need more space so we can help more people.
How: Vision, determination, and lots of love.

Celebration of the Soul Art Show

Why are Carol and Brennen holding these masterpieces? Well–we are now proud owners of these beauties from the Celebration of the Soul Art Show that benefit ABODE Contemplative Care for the Dying. We can’t wait to adorn our new office walls with our new art.

Carol’s a Winner!

Check out the Senior Resource Guide’s Best of 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards . Carol’s a Winner!

Essentials of Caregiving: Medicaid and Medicare

Is paying for long-term care on your radar? Check out this video of Carol discussing the Essentials of Caregiving: Medicaid and Medicare. Here, she covers resources for paying for long-term care, Medicaid eligibility numbers, and strategies to preserve excess resources. She also throws in some good Medicare tips.


April 6 Carol delivered a legal Q&A for caregivers at Connect Ability who have been suddenly thrust into the role.

May 6 Brennen volunteered for SALSA’s Small Estates Clinic.

Coming Up

May 13 Carol presents Do Your Paperwork Now at OASIS.

Caregiver Support Tips

  • Stay calm
  • Respond with brief explanation
  • Show photos and other reminders
  • Travel with the person to where he or she is in time
  • Offer corrections as suggestions
  • Try not to take it personally
  • Share your experience with others

What’s Going on in Your World?

Do you have a topic or an elder law question you’d like us to cover in our newsletter?
Please email your suggestions to jhudspeth@assistingseniors.com. All ideas are welcome.