“I was extremely fortunate to find Joan Wilson and her team to help me through the Medicaid application process for my elderly father who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease. After a fall landed him in the hospital and it became apparent that his previous living condition was not a safe, viable option anymore, I did not know where to turn. A health care professional that I trust recommended contacting Joan Wilson. Joan and her team has helped give my father a new lease on life. Their expertise navigated us through the complex Medicaid application process. Joan and her team were extremely professional and knowledgeable, and always accessible to answer my questions. Today, because of their guidance, my dad is on Medicaid and is doing the best both emotionally and physically that he has done in some time. We owe a sincere debt of gratitude to Joan, Kristen Prout and their entire team! Thank You!” Mark N.
“Attorney Wilson, Your sterling counsel, your wonderful way with our father and the quick action of you and colleagues resulted in a document that gives us great peace of mind about his future…and I doubt we could have pulled that off with anyone else. Thank you, Amy J.”
“Attorney Wilson, Thank you so much for talking to me yesterday about eldercare for my mom and her reverse mortgage situation. You made my day and hers! She had tears of joy and is so relieved! Thank you again, S.”
“Attorney Wilson, We want to thank you for being such a big help this past year with Aunt. It is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, R. & V.”
“Dear Joan, I just wanted to tell you how much I personally appreciate all of your help in obtaining our 501(c)3 status. Thank you, Rich of the Clinton Rotary”
Joan, “Thanks, Beautiful job! We enjoyed working with you and look forward to calling on you in the future. Best regards, Roy”
“Dear Joan, Thank you for your letter and the material which included original and copies of our Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Instructions. The material fully fills our needs and intentions and we are very appreciative of your efforts in getting this done and are particularly appreciative of your patience in so doing. You can be assured that we would strongly recommend you to our friends should we become aware of any that have a similar need. Again, thanks and best regards, Nancy & Don.”
“My Mom and Dad hired Attorney Wilson and her firm to work with them on their estate planning, I have NEVER worked with such wonderful, caring, supportive and kind people. Not only were they professional and genuinely caring about my Mom and Dad’s complicated affairs, they traversed those complicated matters with the knowledge of seasoned professionals. Attorney Wilson and her staff were ALWAYS prompt, responded quickly to our questions and have given the advice we needed. When my Dad passed away recently, they were GREAT with helping us through the Estate process. My sister and I both agree that the best investment my parents EVER made was to work with Attorney Wilson. We would not have made it through that stressful time without them. Jodi W.”
“Joan Reed Wilson was a pleasure to work with. Her office staff was very efficient in our selling of one home and purchase of another on the same day which went very smoothly. I would highly recommend their team! Professional, organized and a pleasure to work with. We felt as though they were our legal team looking out for our best interests and it was the first time we used them. We would definitely use them again without hesitation! David H.”
“Excellent attorneys. Highly recommend them for probate, senior planning. They are fantastic. Gail D.”
“Joan and her staff were very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I felt that my parents were always in good hands with them and that they knew just how to handle any question, situation or concern that arose. I’m so glad they were recommended to us. We will continue to work with them for any legal needs and advice my parents need. B.A.”
“Attorney Joan Wilson was recommended as the closing attorney on my home. She was accessible, optimistic, and helpful throughout the process. I would highly recommend her and have appreciated her expertise. Hope D.”
“I first met Attorney Joan Wilson at a Killingworth Lion’s Club meeting. She was there to speak to members about handling their respective estates, financials and medical care should the need arise. I say ‘them’ and ‘their’ because at 29 years old and the youngest person in attendance, this topic did not concern me. I brushed it off for a while and forgot the presentation even occurred. As it turned out, her presentation concerned me and my family more than anyone in the room that day. In May 2015, my father fell in our home and broke his neck. He underwent unprecedented neck surgery and spent a year in the hospital and rehabilitation centers. He returned home in May 2016 and has since been under the care of myself and my mother at our family home. He cannot survive without our assistance. After hearing someone discuss Medicaid for insurance purposes, essentially to cover assets and property in case of an additional accident that could become financially crippling, I remembered the presentation by Attorney Wilson to the Lions. I wrote her a brief email in October 2017 and explained our family situation. It took her less than an hour to respond and a consultation was set up at her office in Clinton the next week. The initial one-hour consultation lasted close to 2.5 hours, yet Attorney Wilson listened to our entire story. She informed us of the benefits and particulars of Medicaid assistance in Connecticut and thought that our situation was a prime candidate for the program. Her wealth of experience with the process for Medicaid was evident. We felt so reassured that we had a better grasp on the topic and now knew of all the options we could potentially utilize. In less than a week, Attorney Wilson responded to us with her personal recommendation letter that included a proposal for services for my father and stipend for me as his caregiver (something we never imagined was even possible) and her willingness for her firm to represent us in our case at a very appropriate and fair fee. It became a no-brainer to hire Attorney Wilson to handle our Medicaid journey. Attorney Wilson put her most trusted elder-law attorney on our case, Attorney Kristen Prout. Attorney Prout is a professional in every sense of the word. She worked hand-in-hand with us in the collection of financial documents, bank statements, bills and forms to make sure we were covered once we made the initial Medicaid proposal. Attorney Prout constantly made herself available to us, leaving no stone unturned. Thanks to Attorney Prout’s knowledge of the process and her organization throughout, the arduous financial portion of the application was completed well ahead of our expectations; we were approved in early April, only five months after the initial consultation. The physical side of the proposal was handled through an in-home visit by a state social worker, who saw my father’s physical condition and immediately approved him for the program. It was then that Attorney Wilson put us in touch with Mary at Assisted Living Services for their Family Caregiver Program, a program that allows family members to be reimbursed by the State for care they provide to a loved one at home. It was this vital connection between Attorney Wilson and Assisted Living Services that separated them from other elder care law firms. We received approval for the full benefits package approximately seven months to the date of the initial consultation.
I cannot properly explain what a remarkable achievement this entire process has been, and none of it could have been accomplished without the professionalism, connections and thoughtfulness of Attorneys Wilson and Prout. They cared deeply about my father’s health and our family’s difficult situation. They wanted to help us and because of their dedication to that goal, we achieved a far greater outcome than we could have ever imagined. The financial and emotional sigh of relief my family now can experience is directly linked to the dedicated and professional work exemplified over a mere seven months by them. I cannot give a law firm a higher recommendation and would be happy to share my family’s story with any prospective clients in a similar situation. I guarantee you will not be disappointed in their quality of work. Brett”