Our law firm is dedicated to helping seniors plan for Nursing Home care while legally preserving family assets. To accomplish this mission we will perform a complete analysis of the client’s asset situation. After consultation our office will implement any of the following services that the client may need:
• Wills • Trusts • Special Needs Trusts • Life Insurance Trusts • Living Wills Advanced Healthcare Directives • Durable Powers of Attorney for Healthcare • Durable Powers of Attorney for Business • Guardianships and Conservatorships • Medicaid Applications and Appeals • Nursing Home Advocacy
The placing of a loved one in a Nursing Home can be one of the most traumatic events in our lives. A nursing home decision is just one of the many challenges faced when a loved one's health deteriorates. While they are still able to conduct their affairs, a plan needs to be in place to transfer the handling of financial and healthcare matters to another person, usually a spouse or child.
Early planning for Medicaid can save substantial family assets. Our office uses the latest legal means to protect the family’s assets. If your loved ones consult with us and follow our recommendations, many times substantial assets can be saved. It costs very little to find out if your situation is one in which we may be able to help.
When applying for Medicaid, the application for benefits is filed with the Division of Medicaid in the County of residence of the applicant. Our office will insure the application is made in the correct office.
The Elder Law Firm will meet with the family, assess the situation and, if Medicaid benefits are available, will advise of the documents needed, make the application for you and follow the process through until a decision is made. We know and anticipate the documents needed for approval and provide them with the initial application.
After an application is submitted, the Division of Medicaid will make a decision to approve or deny the application. If an application is denied, the applicant has a right to appeal first within the local Medicaid office and then to the State office in Jackson. This is called a Fair Hearing and our office will help you through this process.