Long-Term Care Planner, Certified Medicaid Planner™ at Steinbacher, Goodall, & Yurchak
Kristin joined Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak as a long-term care planner in 2011 but has become so much more to the firm. She is always eager to help her team and clients. As a long-term care planner, Kristin works closely with the firm’s attorneys to provide clients a range of services, including counseling and guidance on the selection of long-term care options such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits. Most of her time is spent assisting our clients and their families in navigating the complexity of Medicaid benefits and more specifically qualifying them for Medicaid, while protecting their hard-earned assets.
Kristin has many specialized designations such as being one of the handful of Certified Medicaid Planners™ in Pennsylvania, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer. In the past, Kristin was also trained through the Pennsylvania Institute of Protective Services to perform Older Adult Protective Services for individuals at high risk for abuse and neglect. Prior to joining Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, Kristin worked for the Area Agency on Aging for 5 years assisting her clients in obtaining in-home care services.
Kristin has been involved presenting for MDS for many years, although more recently this has developed into a coaching role with the current and new members. She is looking forward to continuing to grow her relationship with existing MDS members and meeting new members. One of Kristin’s favorite aspects of MDS is how much take away she gets after every meeting with the members. She is looking forward to continuing to grow with each and every one of the coaching members so we can work together to serve our clients to the best of our abilities.