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Written by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright,  A New Jersey Alzheimers and Dementia Attorney

Alzheimer’s Planning: The Basics

 Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease have unique legal and financial needs, as do their families. As you may or may not know, Alzheimer’s care costs are extremely high today. In New Jersey, depending on the level of long-term care required, costs are typically between $7,000 and $13,000 per month! As one can imagine, this is not spare change for the average family.

Navigating through the emotional and physical demands of Alzheimer’s and Dementia care can be a difficult process. Calling upon the assistance of a knowledgeable Elder law attorney, among other professionals, can help ease the burden on your family. Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. is an experienced Alzheimer’s and Dementia lawyer, having handled cases and lectured throughout New Jersey to various professional and community groups on topics including Alzheimer’s Planning, Asset Protection, Veterans Benefits, and NJ Medicaid. Please feel free to click here to see where and when Mr. Niemann will be speaking next.

What Exactly is Alzheimer’s Planning? Why is it Important?

Alzheimer’s Planning sounds like a simple concept, and many persons are not familiar with even the basics of this planning. It involves asset and income protection, as well as life care planning. By combining estate planning, asset protection, Medicaid planning, and planning for nursing home and home-based care, you can help define your financial needs and ensure stability while making sure a loved one receives the proper care he or she deserves.

Elder Law is a unique field of law that requires a concentrated knowledge of the unique problems presented to families who are forced to deal with Alzheimer’s or other serious diseases. The Alzheimer’s planning team at Hanlon Niemann & Wright helps advise families stuck with this devastating illness. One of Mr. Niemann’s key goals is to ensure quality care and the highest level of personal dignity possible for elder individuals. After all, this is what they deserve.

To help achieve this goal, Mr. Niemann typically aims to protect assets as soon as possible. If you protect your money now, you can help to protect it throughout he Alzheimer’s planning process and sometimes qualify for Medicaid benefits. Shielding and protecting your assets now can be key for ensuring quality care for your loved one down the road.

Why Choose Hanlon Niemann & Wright


Fred Niemann, New Jersey Alzheimer's & Dementia Lawyer

Fred Niemann, New Jersey Alzheimer’s & Dementia Lawyer

Do you have a loved one living in New Jersey who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia?

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq, of Hanlon Niemann & Wright is here to assist you as a knowledgeable and caring Elder Law and Elder Care Attorney with years of experience with Alzheimer’s and Dementia clients.

Fred wants to help ease your burden, answer all of your questions and offer you hope that solutions are available to help you and your loved one.

Watch Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright
explain the ins and outs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia law

in this interesting and informative video. 

  Get your FREE Alzheimer’s Dementia Resources Guide Click here


A Personal Note From Us to You

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Where Do You Start When Alzheimer’s Planning is Needed?

Many individuals don’t know where to begin when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Others feel as though income restrictions may disqualify them from getting the help they need. Regardless of your income and assets, Mr. Niemann will help you deal with Alzheimer’s planning at any stage. He will work to address the issues most important to you.

DID YOU KNOW: One out of every three people over the age of 65 – and 50% of those over the age of 85 – are or will become diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In today’s world, over 5.2 million Americans and 26.6 million people worldwide currently suffer from this terrible disease.

When Alzheimer’s strikes, family members are forced to deal with changes in physical and mental behavior in addition to numerous legal issues. At Hanlon Niemann & Wright, we focus on Medicaid Planning for families with someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Our goal is to get you the information and solutions you need in a time and cost-efficient manner.

Long term health care costs for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia can destroy a family. Don’t let these costs bankrupt your hard-earned savings when you may qualify for Medicaid. Call us before filling out any Medicaid or VA application. We are often able to tell you at our first meeting whether or not it is possible for you to save money.

To learn some more information about Medicaid Eligibility in New Jersey, please visit our sites dedicated to Applying for Medicaid Eligibility in New Jersey and NJ Medicaid Attorney (CLICK HERE)

To learn additional information about receiving up to $2,300 +/- in additional monthly income when Alzheimer’s and Dementia strikes a veteran or their spouse from the U.S. Veterans Administration, please visit our site on Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Benefits (CLICK HERE).

When Alzheimer’s and Dementia Strike Your Loved Ones, We Are Here To Help.

Don’t Let a Lack of Knowledge Regarding Long Term Care Cost You Money! Many Individuals Are Unnecessarily Forced To Spend Down Their Life Savings, Sell Their Home and/or Assets, and Become “Broke” In Order To Pay For Nursing Home Care. The tragedy Is That They Didn’t Have To. 

Let Us Show You How You Can Get The Quality Long Term Health Care You Deserve Without Spending All Of The Money You Want to Leave For Your Family.

Recent Speaking Events by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq.
You Can View Fred’s Current Schedule by Clicking Here

New Jersey has strict medical and financial rules they force upon all applicants before the state approves you for long term care assistance. Unfortunately, this criteria requires you to be BROKE if you are single, widowed, or divorced. If you are married, the state typically requires you to spend half of your assets before they will provide assistance. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be forced to sell your stocks, house, or other assets simply to pay for medical bills that keep piling up.

All of us would like to provide for our loved ones without losing our life’s savings. So how do you ensure that your family member with Alzheimer’s or Dementia receives quality medical care while protecting his or her assets? First thing you need to understand is that Medicaid will tell you that you cannot have assets totaling more than a few thousand dollars and that they usually limit payments to a “personal needs allowance” of somewhere around $50/$110 per month), an amount that clearly won’t suffice for a comfortable living.

In addition to strict financial requirements, Medicaid closely evaluates your medical condition and they have  gotten a lot tougher. Officials now audit your medical and financial records from as far back as FIVE YEARS, attempting to find evidence that you should be denied or delayed from receiving Medicaid payments that you are rightfully entitled to.

As an experienced and trusted Elder Law attorney in New Jersey, I have worked with Medicaid officials and the government’s strict rules for years. My goal has always been to protect my clients from spending their hard earned money on medical care when they don’t have to. This is both my legal and ethical duty as an Elder Law attorney.

Medicaid rules have been written in a fashion that the normal person typically cannot understand. The same goes for lawyers who are not experienced in the Medicaid and Elder Law fields. Don’t make the mistake of failing to seek the assistance of a knowledgeable Elder Law attorney. You could be losing out on a significant amount of money. Allow us to help you and your family navigate through the complex maze of Medicaid paperwork and rules. We are familiar with the landmines and boobytraps and know how to use the rules in your favor.

Please let us help you. Call me personally today. I can help give you thoughtful answers to your complex Medicaid questions. I can be reached

toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or

by email at

I will dedicate the time and effort to you and your case that you deserve. Always remember, everything stays confidential.

Delirium vs. Dementia

Read this interesting article on how delirium differs from dementia, and how to spot delirium in the elderly.  You’ll also learn what you can do to help your senior loved one before symptoms progress.

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I had a client who had come to me for advice. Her mother had done no financial planning and had just had a stroke. The daughter was given power of attorney and was afraid her mother was going to lose the house she and her children were living in if her mother went on Medicaid. Fred was able to think outside the box and come up with a solution that solved their issues. He was also excellent at explaining the pro and cons of each decision so the family felt comfortable they were making the correct decisions. I would easily refer more clients to Fred.
– Sean T. Keating, CFP®, ChFC®

Early Dementia, Alzheimer’s.  My Mom’s health deteriorated to the point she required full-time care.  She wanted to live at home, but required regular help with the essentials of daily living (i.e. dressing, bathing, etc.).  As her caregiver daughter, the responsibilities fell on me to figure out what to do.  Thank goodness for Fredrick Niemann.

He met with me and explained all of my options for my mom, from at home/community care, assisted living, state, county and local programs for the elderly, financial eligibility for benefits, Medicaid qualification, pharmaceutical assistance, utility aid, Medicare and Veteran’s benefits, etc.  While I felt overwhelmed by it all, Mr. Niemann clearly was in control of what could be done for Mom.  We engaged him to make applications for subsidized at-home care and assistance through available grant programs and as part of his services to us, he is counseling us on a reverse mortgage, income and financial products to enhance Mom’s monthly income and to reduce her expenses.  Mom would tell me to let Mr. Niemann make all the decisions although I am her Power of Attorney.  I value so much his confident and generally caring manner.  If you’re trying to help your Mom, Dad or family member deal with a life changing health condition, call Mr. Niemann.  I’m glad I did and so is Mom.
– Mary Layton, Farmingdale, NJ

Fred is an amazing and dynamic person. I have attended a few of his work shops and CEU events over the years and his interactive discussions have been both educational and entertaining. He is one of the few lawyers out there that I do trust and does whatever he says he is going to (Accountability) who ever I have referred his way has always thanked me for connecting them and this is why I continue to work w/ Fred. Great person, excellent ethics, and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
—Steve Weiss, Regional Director of Professional Relations, Senior Bridge

I am a NJ attorney with 40+ years of experience in the practice of law. Medicaid applications are not my area of expertise. I consulted with three law firms who specialize in this area of law. Thankfully, I chose Hanlon Niemann & Wright. The firm is professional, knowledgeable, efficient and responsive. My sister received notice of enrollment into the Medicaid program within 40 days after the law firm filed the application. Lorraine Banach, my legal assistant contact at the firm, was excellent. I will recommend Hanlon Niemann & Wright to all my family, friends and clients who are in need of legal services concerning Medicaid law.
Joseph Marrazzo, Jr., Cherry Hill, NJ



Rutgers State University is pleased to invite Mr. Fred Niemann of Hanlon Niemann to be the guest speaker at their workshops for the Office of Continuing Education.

Mr. Niemann will offer continuing Education courses on “Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation”, “Hidden Secrets of Veterans Benefits”, “Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits 2013”, “Medicaid Changes: The Approaching Storm”, and the “New NJ Comprehensive Waiver Demonstration”.

Click here to check our website for current dates for these events.

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. was recently asked to speak at the NJ State Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education in New Brunswick, NJ on the essentials of estate planning.

Mr. Niemann addressed attorneys from throughout the state of NJ interested in learning key concepts and principals of NJ estate planning, including such topics as wills, trusts, estate taxations, asset protection, powers of attorney, health care directives, special needs and supplemental needs trusts for disabled and incapacitated individuals, avoiding probate through creative use of beneficiary planning, inheritance taxes, gifting and changes coming to federal estate taxation.

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. attended the 46th annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning Conference from January 9th to January 13th at the Orlando World Center sponsored by the Community of Miami School of Law. This week long session assembled the nation’s leading authorities to lecture and discuss the latest in estate planning techniques and strategies. Topics analyzed and discussed included 1) elder law; 2) asset protection; 3) statutory case law developments; 4) planning with financial assets including annuities, Roth IRA’s, and life insurance policies; 5) litigation and tax controversies; 6) networking and practice development.

Mercer County Chapter of the New Jersey Society of CPAs

Fredrick P. Niemann spoke before the State Society of CPAs Mercer County Chapter on the subject of Estate Planning and Asset Protection Planning for individuals and families.  Topics addressed during the 4 hour seminar included hospice planning and asset protection, Veterans Aid & Attendance, planning through the use of a Power of Attorney, Living Will and Healthcare Directive.  Attendees at the seminar were eligible to receive 4 hours of professional CEU credits from the State Society.

For more information on other elder law topics, please visit our other elder law websites, including:

NJ Guardianship Attorney

Power of Attorney in NJ

NJ Special Needs Trust

NJ Veterans Benefits

NJ Medicaid Attorney

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Attorneys serving these New Jersey Counties:
Monmouth County, Ocean County, Essex County, Cape May County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Bergen County, Morris County, Burlington County, Union County, Somerset County, Hudson County, Passaic County