Elder Law: Medicaid, Nursing Homes
The cornerstone of our Elder Law practice is providing comprehensive Long-term Care Plans. Our plans address the legal, financial, and health care challenges that accompany the transitions of our clients into their Golden Years. For individuals who may be needing care in an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) or in a nursing home, the fear that they will become penniless paying for this care may be one of the biggest and most stressful issues at hand.
Allow The Woods Law Office to ease the stress of navigating the Nursing Home Medicaid qualification maze. Our Medicaid Eligibility Planning services include the formulation of a Medicaid Eligibility Plan, the preparation of any legal tools necessary for qualification (such as Solely for the Benefit Trusts or OBRA Trusts), filing the Medicaid Application for assistance, and representing the applicant before the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Long-Term Planning and Michigan Medicaid Eligibility
Financing long-term care in a skilled nursing environment can be a formidable challenge. For qualifying applicants, Medicaid can be a useful benefit as they will pay nearly the entire cost of nursing home care. However, the rules and regulations governing the Michigan nursing home Medicaid benefit are complex, confusing, and often misunderstood. Well-intentioned individuals frequently further complicate matters by providing incorrect information regarding eligibility rules. Others suggest that the only way to qualify for nursing home Medicaid benefits is to purchase a financial product such as an annuity or to spend down assets, neither of which is consistently necessary. The Woods Law Office is experienced in both pre-need eligibility planning and Medicaid crisis-planning.
Before assuming nothing can be done to become eligible, thinking it is too late in the game, or making any major financial decisions aimed at achieving eligibility, speak with an attorney knowledgeable about the Medicaid program. We urge you to not seek legal advice in regard to eligibility from the very people that stand to gain the most. Our firm’s Medicaid planning services are generally provided for a flat fee that is below the prevailing local rate, as well as below the cost of a single month in a nursing home at the private-pay rate.
Eldercare and Accredited Veterans Attorneys
We can assist you in all of your long term care planning needs:
- Asset protection and management
- Elder law
- Elderly crisis management
- Elder abuse: physical, mental, emotional, and financial exploitation
- Estate administration and disputes (will contests and probate)
- Estate planning - wills and trust attorneys
- Long term care planning
- Medicaid planning
- Power of Attorney
- Designation of patient advocate
- Revocable and irrevocable living trusts
- Maximization of income and assets
- Make an application for governmental benefits
- Veterans benefits
- Understand what to do after a loved one passes away
Successfully planning for the long-term care of either yourself, your spouse, or an aging parent brings with it a sense of relief and liberation from the uncertainty of what may happen in the years ahead. At Woods Law Offices, our experience and thorough working knowledge of all aspects of long term care planning allow us to help you make the arrangements that best fit your circumstances and give you peace of mind for the future. Please call 586.532.8970 today to schedule a consultation or click here for more contact information. Please indicate your status as a UAW or FOP member.
Get Assistance from the Best Elder Care Attorney Michigan
Contact Woods Law Office today for all of your Michigan elder law and Michigan eldercare needs. You can also contact us with your veteran benefits in Michigan questions. We are located in Shelby Township, Michigan.
The Woods Law Office specializes in all types of Michigan elder law, power of attorney, and veteran law. Contact your Michigan Elder Law Attorneys today by calling (586) 532-8970 to learn how we can help. Our office is located in Shelby Township, Macomb County, Michigan.