Medicaid & Long Term Care Planning
As yourself or a loved one ages, it may become clear that extended care will be necessary in the near future. In these situations, the burden of determining the appropriate level of care and how you will afford it can be overwhelming. We help clients in all types of care and all stages of the process.
You may be wondering:
- Will we have to turn over all of our money to a nursing home?
- How can we pay for home health care?
- What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
- Can we protect our home or other assets if long term care is needed?
- When should I/we begin planning to be prepared for the costs of long term care?
- If a spouse or parent is already in a facility, is it too late to engage in asset protection planning?
- Can my children be held responsible for the cost of my care?
- What home and community based services are available as an alternative to nursing home care?
- What rights do I have as a nursing home resident?
Long Term Care
Long term care is the service provided to elderly, ill, or disabled individuals who need help meeting physical and emotional needs for an extended period of time. Long term care can be received in the home (either by a hired care giver or a family member) or in personal care, an assisted living facility, hospice facility, or nursing home setting. You may have learned that finding and paying for quality long term care is a struggle that seems impossibly complex.
We’re here to help. The diverse backgrounds of the staff of Anderson Elder Law allow us to shine in aiding clients with long term care planning. Linda, with over 25 years of experience in elder law, is an expert at handling issues regarding financial and medical care planning at county and state wide levels. Paralegal Ann Vetrano has 35 years of experience in the Medicaid and nursing home application processes. Becky Ledva is our staff social worker, with 25 years of experience assisting the aging population. Their skills offer you qualified aid in accessing and finding funds to pay for the highest quality of care in the least restrictive setting.
Medicaid Applications & Asset Protection
We make accessing public benefits that may be available to you an integral part of our long term care planning process. Medicaid is often an option for families struggling to keep up with the cost of care and medical treatment. However, the application process can be complicated and overwhelming, especially if you are already in a stressful family situation. You may also find it difficult to maintain your remaining assets and still qualify for Medicaid. We will take the burden off your shoulders by aiding you in every step of the planning as well as the application process. We establish the legal and financial groundwork to make sure you, your family, and your assets are protected. We are devoted to getting you the benefits, protection, and quality of care you deserve.