Whether you’re planning ahead or confronting a care crisis, get answers to your Elder Law questions at NC Seniors Answers. Here are 8 of the most frequently asked questions about Elder Law to get you started.
1. When Is The Best Time To Start Planning?
Planning sooner rather than later is always best. The earlier you start, the more options you may have. Don’t let yourself or your loved one end up out of money and out of options before you take the next step.
2. How Do I Know If Hiring An Elder Law Attorney Is Right For Me?
The best way to find this out is to call! Work with an experienced Elder Law Attorney who handles your type of situation. In North Carolina, you know that your lawyer specializes in Elder Law by being a Certified Elder Law Attorney and a Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law. At The Elderlaw Firm, we’ll will help you assess your situation and if we can help, we’ll work out the plan that’s right for your family. Otherwise, if we’re is not a good fit for you, or if we know of another organization could serve you better, we’ll let you know that, too.
3. What If We’re Already In A Crisis?
Even if you’re already in crisis, whether that’s a diagnosis or a loved one who has entered a nursing home, there may be steps you can take to protect what’s left. Every situation is different. Again, call. As someone said, “It’s only too late to plan if there is is nothing left to protect.”
4. Are There Benefits Available To Help My Family?
There may be! Talking to a qualified Elder Law attorney who works with families like yours every day is the fastest way to find out what benefits might be available to you. Depending on the benefit, they can help you pay for nursing home, assisted living, even in-home care!
5. How Can I Find Resources In The Community?
Many Elder Law attorneys stay connected to other professionals in the aging community. At The Elderlaw Firm, we work hard to connect you with resources that can help you in your specific situations. We’re constantly connect with other services in our area and can point you in the direction of caring individuals and organizations to help you.
6. Will I Lose My Home?
You may not have to! You may find that you need a qualified attorney who knows the ins and outs of Elder Law to make the right decisions. But with an appropriate plan in place, many seniors find they can stay at home longer and save some or even most of their assets – including their homes.
7. How Can I Find The Best Care For My Loved One?
Again, your Elder Law attorney should be familiar with many of the care facilities and services in the community. Navigating the elder care maze is something that we do every day. We do our best to point you in the direction of care services that are the right fit for you.
8. What Will Planning Cost?
Again, every family’s situation is different. Our goal is to help our clients save as much as possible so that they can live comfortably, instead of ending up out of money and out of options. Elder Law planning is meant to save our clients more of what they have left, and to provide our clients with peace of mind and a sense of dignity as they age. Find answers to many questions, at NC Senior Senior Answers!