Long-term care needs are becoming an ever more important aspect of elder law and estate planning. Our firm will guide you in finding, keeping, and paying for long-term care. The demands of caring for a loved one in need of long-term care can be overwhelming. We can assist you in navigating through the challenges you face and help ensure that your loved one is receiving quality care while preserving assets.
At-home care fees, assisted living expenses, and nursing home costs are expensive. For some individuals long-term care needs may be met through long-term care insurance or through the family’s wealth. For others, Medicaid will provide long-term care benefits, though without adequate planning, your assets may be depleted unnecessarily.
Medicaid eligibility is a complex and changing area of law. Under Medicaid and COPES programs certain medical and financial eligibility requirements must be met. In the appropriate situation, through Medicaid asset preservation strategies, we can help clients in need of long-term care protect assets for themselves and their loved ones.
Essential estate planning documents, including the Will, Durable Powers of Attorney for financial decisions and health care matters, and Health Care Directive (Living Will), are important to have in place, particularly where there are long-term care needs.
We provide counsel and guidance throughout your loved one’s final years, with the dignity, autonomy, and care provided to the elder remaining of paramount concern.
If you would like to discuss questions about long-term care planning and Medicaid asset preservation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.468.0551.