Elder Care Attorney Boca Raton
As of the early 2000s a relatively new speciality has emerged devoted to the legal issues of senior citizens, including estate planning, health care, planning for incapacity or mental incompetence and other issues.
A primary issue for older people is planning for final medical care. Many older people, especially older individuals, write a living will. This document gives individuals advance control over their final medical situation. Through a living will, a person may direct the termination of life support in the event of terminal illness, permanent unconsciousness or brain death.An elderly person may wish to place healthcare decision making in the hands of a trusted third party, with an advance healthcare directive.
Trends in the law favor the allowance of advanced healthcare directives through a durable power of attorney. This legal document allows a person to appoint a trusted third party to make major healthcare decisions in case of mental incapacity.Many older people are forced to move into a nursing home to receive long-term custodial care. Without adequate planning, the financial consequences can be devastating. Nursing homes are very expensive, ranging in cost from $2,000.00 to $6,000.00.
Most older individuals are unable to make such payments and must rely on the federal government Medicare and Medicaid for support. The issues surrounding Medicare and Medicaid are complex. They are some of the most confusing and difficult areas of the law for families to navigate.
Though there are government programs to assist with long-term care and other necessities, they are confusing and some would say intentionally difficult to qualify for. The primary government program that assists in long term care, Medicaid, is especially confusing because it is governed by both the state and federal government. What worked for your brother in New York or your son-in-law’s mother in California may not work for you here in Florida.
We Specialize in Elder Law Asset Protection
Let us help you to navigate the confusing waters of elder law. With our help, you can craft a plan that will allow you to pay for your family’s long term care needs without draining your life savings.
Elder law is a large legal area that can seem confusing to navigate on your own. If you have questions regarding wills, Medicaid planning, or estate planning, an elder law expert professional from Levinson Law can meet with you.
Read below to learn more about some of the services we can provide, and give us a call today to get started. Remember, every day you delay could cost you in the future.
Medicaid is the government program created to assist low-income Americans with necessary health care. Unlike Medicare, it is not an entitlement program: you need to qualify for Medicaid by meeting strict income and asset requirements.
Furthermore, you need to go through a rigorous application process in order to receive benefits. Our law firm can help you to qualify for Medicaid while protecting your assets and leaving something behind for your loved ones.
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Depending on your family situation, we can create strategies that will enable you to receive the care you need without losing every penny you’ve ever saved. We can also find ways to ensure that the government will not attempt to seize your assets after you have died, and we can craft ways to protect surviving spouses and children.
Because every family situation is different, we cannot go into great detail about our various strategies here. Please call us today to learn more.
Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability is the government program created to help care for people who cannot work because of health reasons.Unlike normal Social Security, to which you are entitled as soon as you reach a certain age, Social Security Disability is a program that requires an application process. We can help you with this application process, and we can help you through appeals processes so that you can receive the funds you need to survive. If you worked, you’ve paid into Social Security Disability. If you can no longer work, this program ought to be here for you.