As people grow older, they find themselves confronted with complicated and complex financial and health issues. Typically, these concerns involve retirement, end-of-life decisions, Social Security benefits, estate planning, long-term care, Medicare benefits, Medicaid coverage, nursing home care, in-home health care, powers of attorney, and healthcare directives.
We have the expertise and experience to counsel our clients in all matters of concern to older adults and their loved ones. This also includes matters of a non-legal nature, such as insurance, housing, long-term care, and retirement. We can discuss with you the variety of issues which arise as we all age and as we care for aging loved ones.
While each client has a unique goal or concern, typically, we see the need for assistance in crisis planning and proactive planning.
People who require an elder law attorney in a crisis situation usually have suffered some sort of debilitating event or injury and have lost their ability to function without assistance from specially trained professionals. These unfortunate situations become crises when that individual or their family cannot provide the necessary assistance, personally or financially. If you or a loved one is facing a crisis, we can help manage assets to quallify for Medicaid assistance.
No matter if you are in need of help yourself, or are looking after an elderly loved one, we can help you cope with the crisis and get the professional assistance you may be entitled to.
By proactively planning, people can protect the assets they’ve spent a lifetime working for before needing long-term or nusing home care. It is possible to protect assets that exceed the Medicaid eligibility standards, if done properly within the rule of law.
An experience elder law attorney can help you avoid the mistakes and pitfalls that may jeopardize your eligibility for Medicaid or veterans’ benefits.