We would like to thank our neighbors in Carmichael, California for visiting our website. Carmichael, located in Sacramento County, is a suburb in the Greater Sacramento metropolitan area, with a population over more than 60,000. The Carmichael Chamber of Commerce consists of a small group of business owners who shared the goal of helping the business community in Carmichael grow. Still today, the Chamber connects businesses with the community. Business owners are invited to participate in the many activities offered, as well as, network with community and business members.
Things to do while in Carmichael
Carmichael, California is a great place to spend some time outdoors. Whether you play a few rounds of golf at the Ancil Hoffman Golf Course, take a leisurely stroll along the Jo Smith Nature Trail or visit the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, you are sure to be pleased.
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Located along the American River Parkway in Carmichael, the Ancil Hoffman Golf Course provides a serene setting for all golf enthusiasts. Established in 1965, this is legendary in the Greater Sacramento Area for being challenging but fair in its design. The course has five sets of tee boxes to cater to all levels of golfers, as well as a driving range, chipping and putting areas. Of course the Golf Shop is a favorite in the Sacramento area.
Jo Smith Nature Trail
If a casual walk along a beautiful nature trail is your idea of peaceful and relaxing, then the Jo Smith Nature Trail is a must see. The trail begins at Arcade Creek Park (located at the end of Omni Drive, south of Madison Avenue) and runs along the south side of Arcade Creek Park, as well as in the Verde Cruz Creek floodplain.
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Located inside Ancil Hoffman County Park, the Effie Yeaw Nature Center is a beautiful dedication to the beauty and diversity of the natural world. The center, along with the American River Natural History Association (ARNHA) provide education initiatives to children, families, and the community in an effort to foster appreciation and enjoyment of the natural and cultural resources of the Sacramento region.
The center is named for Effie Yeaw, a teacher, conservationist and environmental educator who began leading natural and cultural history walks in an area as early as 1955. Recognizing the value of the natural and cultural resources that could be found along the American River, Effie Yeaw and other local citizens worked to raise interest in preserving those lands.
Carmichael offers a variety of senior services
With more than half of the Carmichael community over the age of 40, the city has more than met the needs of its community. In fact, Carmichael is home to more senior care facilities than any other city in Northern California. Some of the services offered by the various care facilities include independent living, rehabilitation, assisted living and memory care. Many senior living facilities provide a full program of activities for their residents, including transportation.
When clients ask about creating an elder law plan or other elder law issues, the questions most commonly involve certain elder law myths. The reason there are so many misconceptions about elder law issues is that not many people are familiar with the concept of elder law.
Your spouse may not automatically be able to handle your affairs
It is a common misconception that spouses can easily and automatically take over each other’s affairs, if necessary. That is not always the case with everything. There may be some accounts that are not in your spouse’s name, so they may not be permitted access. That is why one of the most important tools, in both elder law planning and estate planning, is the power of attorney.
You cannot simply give your home to your children when applying for long-term care through Medicaid
This particular myth can cause you the most trouble if you buy into it. Far too many people believe that they can simply give away their property in order to qualify for long-term care coverage through Medicaid. In order to qualify, you must meet some rather strict asset restrictions. Medicaid also imposes a five-year asset transfer restriction. That means, if you apply for Medicaid and you transferred assets in order to qualify within the past five years, you will not qualify.
You don’t need to have a large estate to create a will
Many clients believe that because they don’t have a lot of money, they don’t need a will, or that they can’t afford a will. Regardless of the amount of assets you have, there can be numerous unintended consequences if you die without a will. In Sacramento, if you die without a will, your property will be distributed based on the laws of intestate succession. Having a will allows you to determine who will be the beneficiaries of your estate, and under what conditions.
If you have questions regarding elder law, or any other estate planning needs, contact the Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law for a consultation, either online or by calling us at (916) 437-3500.