Medicaid & Nursing Home Planning Lawyers
Nursing Home Planning
Many legal issues arise when an individual needs nursing home care. A lengthy contract must be signed. Financial considerations must be reviewed. In addition, there are frequently questions regarding what your rights are as a nursing home resident. These are issues our office deals with on a regular basis.
We provide answers to the following questions, and give you the peace of mind of knowing the best possible planning is in place for you and your family:
- Will the nursing home take all of our money?
- How will we pay for the nursing home?
- What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
- Can we protect our home or other assets if nursing home care is needed?
- When should I/we begin planning to be prepared for the costs of long term care?
- Is it too late to engage in asset protection planning?
- Can my children be held responsible for the cost of my nursing home 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?
The financial burden of paying for nursing home care can be devastating. Planning is possible to protect the spouse of a nursing home resident, a disabled child, and/or other family members faced with nursing home costs. The earlier you plan, the more options you will have available to you. In addition, there are many asset protection options available to minimize the tax consequences for your estate.
Medicare and Medicaid Issues
Our office can advise you with regard to both Medicare and Medicaid benefits. What each of these programs covers and how to qualify for the benefits are questions our office is experienced in answering.