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Protect Your Loved Ones with the Help of an Elder Law Attorney

Long-Term Care

At least 70% of Americans over 65 will need some type of long-term care for a period of up to 25 months before they die. A nursing home can cost from $4,000-$6,000 per month. It is essential to plan for long-term care needs, and our attorneys can assist you with their experience in this area.

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Many people have the misconception that their grandchildren will want to or be able to take care of them as they age but some may not be willing or have the necessary skills. Determining who can and will be able to assist you as your health fails is an important part of your overall life plan.

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Guardianship / Conservatorship

If you become incapacitated and cannot make decisions regarding your welfare or financial affairs, the court may have to appoint a guardian or conservator. To avoid these situations, it is important to seek an attorney’s assistance and plan ahead by executing the proper powers of attorney. 

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Healthcare Decisions

Our attorneys can help you to prepare the proper documentation so that your healthcare wishes will be carried out if you become incapacitated. At a minimum, you should have a Health Care Power of Attorney, Mental Health Care Power of Attorney, and Living Will. 

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Medicaid/Medicare Planning

Under certain conditions, Medicare will pay for part of 100 days of long-term care. Medicaid pays for long-term care, but there are financial qualifications to meet in addition to state requirements. Our attorneys may be able to help you to qualify for Medicaid to defray the costs of long-term care.

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Veterans Benefits

If you served in the military, there are several benefits available to you through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA pays for health care for disabled veterans and more. Our attorneys can help you navigate through the governmental paperwork to get the benefits you deserve. 

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Social Security

When you pass away, some of your surviving family may be eligible for Social Security benefits. Our attorneys can verify what types of benefits your family can receive upon your death. Knowing this information is an essential part of an overall estate plan. 

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