Attorney Patricia Bloom-McDonald works with people of retirement age and those approaching retirement age to help them with the preparation and discussion of the sometimes difficult end-of-life legal decisions and the documents that go along with protecting their legal rights.
Babyboomers are sandwiched between taking care of their aging parents and preparing for retirement. Senior citizens are increasing in numbers; benefits are decreasing, while costs are skyrocketing. Attorney Patricia Bloom-McDonald will offer suggestions on how to make the home safe to retire and age in, so that the first domino does not fall, getting injured at home.
Nobody likes the prospect of spending the last years of their life in a nursing home. New laws in Massachusetts now allow those who are “otherwise eligible persons, whose income and resources are insufficient to meet the costs of their medical care as determined by the financial eligibility requirements of the program, to be given the choice of care setting that is the least restrictive and most appropriate to meet his needs.”
Patricia Bloom-McDonald is a licensed attorney in private practice since 2003 (Massachusetts)
She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, 1st Circuit; U.S. Bankruptcy Court; and all courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
She possesses exceptional knowledge of Probate law and procedure as it is applied to Estate Administration; Elder Law, Guardianships; Conservatorships; adoptions; and name change procedures.
She has outstanding experience with Real Estate procedures relating to loan and refinance documentation, including Reverse Mortgages.
She is able to communicate clearly and concisely with people of diverse backgrounds and levels of authority and available to meet at the client's home, office, or other place of convenience.
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
South Shore Attorneys Networking Group
National Aging in Place Council
National Care Planning Council
Norfolk County Estate Planning Council
Bristol County Bar Association
Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Honors and Awards
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Southern New England School of Law, 2002
Probate, Elder Law, and Estate Planning
“The Harry Dexter White Case,” Bloom-McDonald, Patricia, The American Creed in Review, Volume 1, No.1, 2002
“Mental Health Advance Directives: Having One’s Say?” Dunlap, Esq., Justice A., Kentucky Law Journal, Volume 89, Number 2, 2002-2001
Advanced Westlaw Research Certification from Westlaw Group
Legal London, International Comparative Law Study Abroad
B.A., Public Policy & Government
Eastern Connecticut State University
Edith C. Prague Scholarship for high scholastic achievement and community involvement
Omnicron Delta Kappa – National Community Action and Scholastic Honor Society