About Us

Applegate & Dillman Elder Law serves as a voice of advocacy for elders and families faced with the financial, physical and psychological challenges presented by long life, illness and disability.

Our voice can give you access to appropriate healthcare, ensure you have a safe and secure home and environment, help you tap into community and public resources, and protect the funds to meet your goals throughout your lifetime.

Our firm stands out because of our integrated approach. Working in partnership with our attorneys, our Elder Care Coordinators bring a specialized body of knowledge related to aging and elder care issues. These experienced navigators strive to respect the autonomy of the individual and deliver care coordination and support services to elders and others with chronic care needs.

In short, our firm takes our role very seriously, providing our clients with the expertise and counsel they need to traverse some of life’s greatest challenges with hope and confidence.

Our Team

Carol Applegate
Managing Attorney & Registered Nurse
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Joani Phoebus
Director, Business Development & Client Services
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Diane Peabody
Elder Care Coordinator
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Emily Gantt
Medicaid Specialist
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Anita Siccardi
Elder Care Coordinator
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Elder Law?

Elder Law is a specialized area of law that involves representing, counseling, and assisting seniors and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues, from wills and powers of attorney to advance directives and long term care issues. Elder Law attorneys often address the client’s perspective from a holistic viewpoint by addressing legal, medical, financial, social and family issues, including:

  • Estate Planning and Trusts
  • Guardianship
  • Medicaid Qualifications
  • Medicare
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Elder Abuse/Neglect
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • Probate
What can I expect from an initial consultation?

After making your first appointment, you will receive a planning document that describes what pertinent details and documents to bring to the consultation to make the meeting more productive. During your initial consultation, your attorney will assess your situation, discuss important issues and determine your goals in order to make recommendations and advise you on how to proceed. At that time, the attorney will be able to give you a clear idea of fees and pricing for legal work that they recommend for your circumstances.

To make an appointment for an initial consultation, please contact us. 

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