Huntington Woods, MI Medicaid Planning Lawyers
Many older people, along with their children, worry about long-term care issues. Some older persons no longer have the full capacity to understand these issues and make informed decisions.
At Galloway and Collens, PLLC, we help elders and their children make difficult decisions regarding nursing home care, financing for long-term care, and end-of-life issues.
These decisions involve complex aspects of elder law and estate planning law. We have extensive experience helping our clients make the right decisions from both legal and financial perspectives, but when it comes to nursing home care and financing, we never forget that our work affects the lives of the elderly. They deserve to live their final years in dignity, and we work to help make their lives as comfortable and as worry-free as possible.
Act Before a Crisis
While independent living is preferred, there may come a time when it is not possible. Nursing home care is very expensive and can deplete a lifetime of savings in just a few years. Medicaid can pay for nursing home care, provided that you meet certain financial and non-economic requirements. Recent changes in the law, however, make it much more difficult to qualify for Medicaid-paid nursing home care, and places greater limits on asset transfers.
Early planning to arrange for the financing of nursing home care can help avoid a crisis and preserve estate assets. As experienced Medicaid planning attorneys, we can help you decide:
- How to best spend your money for care
- How to rearrange your assets to qualify for Medicaid-paid nursing home care
- How to preserve estate assets
When a Crisis Happens
A sudden event like a stroke, heart attack, or accident can require quick decisions regarding nursing home care. We help clients seeking quality care when emergencies such as these happen. The legal and practical issues can be complicated, but our experience in these matters enables us to provide sound advice regarding long-term care while minimizing the financial effects.
In elder law issues such as Medicaid planning, Medicare, and paying for long-term care, there are no easy answers. As experienced Michigan Elder Law attorneys, we can tell you what is possible and what is practical. Then we will develop a long-term care plan and help you implement it.
For a consultation with a Michigan elder law lawyer at Galloway and Collens, PLLC, call 248-545-2500, or contact us online.