CAREFUL PLANNING – IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
A DIFFERENT WAY TO PRACTICE
A BETTER WAY TO HELP
EVERY DAY GROWING OLDER MEANS MANY COMPLICATIONS. SUDDENLY YOU MUST DEAL WITH NEW RULES, NEW BUREAUCRACIES, AND NEW PROBLEMS. YOU MUST BEGIN MAKING DIFFICULT DECISIONS ABOUT YOUR FUTURE FINANCIAL AND HEALTH CARE NEEDS.
NOW THERE IS A LAW FIRM PREPARED TO HELP YOU. MY SPECIAL CONCERNS ARE THE LEGAL ISSUES AND LIFE DECISIONS THAT OLDER INDIVIDUALS MUST NECESSARILY FACE.
An Elderlaw Practioner handles general estate planning issues and counsels clients about planning for incapacity with alternative decision making documents. Assistance is given to the client in planning for possible long term care needs, including nursing home care. Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the care, and working to ensure the client’s right to quality care are all part of the elder law practice.
LEGAL, FINANCIAL, PERSONAL, AND ESTATE PLANNING
- Maintain control of resources and income through an uncertain future
- Provide for yourself, your spouse, your children, especially if minor or disabled
- Minimize Estate and Administration Costs for heirs
- Estate administration
- Medicaid and long-term care planning
- maintain your present lifestyle while paying for long term care for you or your loved one
- preserve your hard earned assets
HEALTH CARE AND LONG-TERM CARE PLANS
- Living Wills and Medical Powers of Attorney assure that your wishes for medical care will be met in the future
- Medicaid- qualify yourself, spouse, parent, or friend for long-term care benefits
- Nursing homes- understand admission agreements as well as financial, medical, and legal rights of residents and their families
- Guardianships- know how to avoid them and what to do when they cannot be avoided
- Protect against elder abuse, neglect, exploitation