Debbie Schuster, M.H.A, J.D., is a partner at Paule, Camazine and Blumenthal, P.C, whose practice focuses on elder, disability and special needs law, estate and incapacity planning (including end of life planning), mental health law, Elder and Family mediation, and Medicare, Medicaid, VA benefit planning and advising.
Ms. Schuster is a certified Elder and Adult Family mediator and works with individuals and families to find the best options for their complex legal and life transition issues. She is the Chairperson of the VNA of Greater St. Louis, a Vice-Chair of the Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee, a member of the Missouri and National Academies of Elder Law Attorneys, a member of the Aging Life Care Association, Board member of the Gateway End of Life Coalition, a member of the St. Louis Financial Exploitation Multi-disciplinary Task Force. She is a frequent speaker for St. Louis ARC, the Parkinson’s Association, the Missouri Bar, and many other organizations. Ms. Schuster is passionate about educating the community about advance care planning and elder law to enable them to be their own best advocates.
Debbie and her dog, Yadi, are a certified touch therapy team that go to Evelyn’s House hospice, many nursing and assisted living facilities and at work every day providing canine calm to Debbie’s clients.
ElderCareAdvisors is a free elder care assistance program provided to families by Quinn Estate & Elder Law, LLC.
Elder law is the process of educating and presenting planning options that apply to a senior’s unique problems. Elder law planning can involve qualifying a client for government benefits to help them pay for long term care, such as benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) to help offset some of the costs of care, or arranging one’s affairs so that Medicaid can help pay for a nursing home stay. Medicaid and VA planning involve working with the laws to set aside assets to help pay for nursing home care, and to pay for things not covered by Medicaid such as caregivers, hearing aids, beauty shop visits, televisions, clothes, shoes, and other personal items; while at the same time preserving as much as possible for the person’s spouse and children.
Call Deirdre @ 636-395-0877 for help with long-term care solutions, qualifying for Veterans Benefits & Medicaid.
TuckerAllen is a different kind of law firm. Whether you need a will, trust, elder law, long-term care planning, Medicaid planning, or special needs planning, our knowledgeable attorneys can help. By maintaining our focus on these closely related areas of the law, we’re able to serve each client’s unique needs more competently, more efficiently, and more cost effectively.