Demographics show that we have an aging population here in the U.S., and the Centers for Disease Control notes that our population of those aged 65 and older will nearly double in the thirty years leading up to 2020. Unfortunately, along with this aging trend is the potential for issues related to cognition, chronic illness, increased dependence and disability. Coping with the changes that accompany aging can be a challenge, and putting a sound plan in place requires thought and careful advice. Such a plan can address issues such as divorce, estate planning, risk mitigation, guardianship, and much more. One particular area fraught with pitfalls relates to qualified immigrants and Medicaid eligibility subject to the five-year-rule. If you would like to learn about your options in this realm, please call our office to set up a meeting with an attorney.