Medicare and private health insurance pay very little of the cost of long-term care such as nursing home care, Assisted Living Facility care and home care. Most often, that is paid by Medicaid, which is available only if you meet certain very complex asset and income requirements. Under those requirements, it is sometimes possible to protect substantial assets and income while still qualifying for Medicaid. Elder Law attorneys help you determine whether Medicaid would be beneficial to you or your loved ones and if so, how to qualify. If you qualify, we’ll also help plan to protect your home and other property from being taken from your family after your lifetime by the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program.
If you would be better served by paying for long-term care another way, our attorneys will advise as to whether strategies such as VA pension, long-term care insurance or income tax breaks may lighten the load on your family’s personal savings and investments. We’ll also give practical advice on how to help your loved ones with the transition to long-term care, often calling on experienced professional care managers. Our goal is to help you and your loved ones who depend on you to find peace of mind in a difficult time.