My brother (who lives in Prairie Village) and I contacted Samantha Shepherd over 3.5 years ago to help us navigate the path to finding an assisted living facility for our then 90 year old mother. Samantha was incredibly helpful in numerous ways: assuring us that we WERE asking the right questions of various facilities, that we WERE understanding what we were being told, how she could help navigate the bureaucratic agencies we might need to deal with (VA, Medicaid), that we understood her role as an advocate for our mother once our mother retained her services, how she (Samantha) could advocate for our mother if necessary, helped us understand that our mother qualified for assistance from the Veteran’s Administration now that she was entering assisted living and when it would be appropriate to complete the required paperwork. Our mother retained her services for one year and during that time Samantha met without mother and assured her that she (our mother) would always have representation if necessary. Now that our mother is running out of money, Samantha has been wonderful in addressing and answering my questions about various issues and processes moving forward. I only hope that when my time comes I can find an attorney who specializes in elder law here in Colorado as helpful, compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable as Samantha Shepherd. Consulting with an elder care attorney should be on everyone’s “to do” list when the time comes – whether dealing with an elderly parent or your own life as an elder adult. The peace of mind gained and amount of information gathered is well worth the money. Thank you, Samantha!!