Does Your Spouse or Parent Need Help paying for Care?
Don’t experience delay and denial by trying to apply for Medicaid yourself. The Medicaid rules are complex, confusing and full of unexpected traps. Delay, denial, headache and heartache await those who don’t know the rules.
For those wanting peace of mind, you’ll save time and be better protected with the right help from the start. That help starts at this website, with the extensive and helpful and plain-English articles about Medicaid planning and how to pay for long-term care. Then after you know more about your rights and options, talk with the right elderlaw firm to protect yourself, your loved one and keep more of what’s your.
Helpful Tips for Families Facing a Care Crisis
If you own a home, have assets or investments and want to keep more of what you’ve got, here are tips you need from attorney Dennis Toman, founder of The Elderlaw Firm. Learn your rights and options and get help for nursing home and assisted living costs … to save time, headaches, heartaches … and money.
For Married Couples
For a married couple with one spouse in the nursing home or needing memory care, help is available! During this stressful time you shouldn’t have to worry about whether you’ll go broke paying for your spouse’s care. Here are two key steps based on years of helping families through situations just like yours. First, don’t delay! Act quickly so you can keep more of what you have and feel better. And second, don’t believe the Medicaid system when you’re told to spend half of your assets. Remember: it’s not Medicaid’s job to protect your family’s home and savings. Find a trustworthy elderlaw attorney who can lead you through this process step-by-step.
For a Single Person
Simplify finances and get help when your parent or loved one needs care. Why deal with the stress of writing a big monthly check and watching bank accounts dwindle month-after-month? For some people having an orderly spend down and paying privately as long as possible will be best. For others VA benefits and Medicaid can help preserve assets. Either way it’s not too late to act…unless you have nothing left to protect! You don’t want Mom or Dad to be out of money and out of options at one of the most frail and vulnerable times of life.
If You’ve been Denied or Delayed Applying for Medicaid?
Medicaid is a confusing maze designed to limit access to help. One misstep means your application will be delayed and possibly denied. You need an elderlaw firm to help that understands the system and deals directly with the government so you don’t have to. With the right elderlaw firm, nearly every application is approved the first time with no need for a second application. That helps families…and facilities…who can’t afford to wait while the Medicaid application process drags on and on.
Taking the Next Step
What you don’t know about Medicaid and Veterans benefits could cost your family nearly everything. I founded The Elderlaw Firm so that families in our area could have peace of mind and a trustworthy guide to the elder care journey.
When your spouse or parent needs nursing home care, you need to have a plan ready for when Medicare stops paying. The first step is to look around this site. We have a section dedicated to what you need to know and do when your loved one needs Medicaid. The Medicaid rules are complex and after you get acquainted with the basic concepts the best next step is to call my office so that you can get the guidance you need. Don’t choose the path of “Delay and Denial” and try to climb the Medicaid mountain by your self.
So, take a deep breath. (No, really, take that deep breath … breathe out now…and just relax a moment. And another deep breath in and then out. There, that should feel better, doesn’t it.)
Then look around this site at your own pace to read articles and watch videos. Check out the answers to frequently asked questions and our Medicaid Application Resource Center. Most likely you’ll find a situation similar to yours, and feel that there is hope.
As I often tell clients, it’s never to late to plan unless you have nothing left to protect. There is no reason to wait that long. We’ll look forward to helping you.