Nearly a third of people turning age 65 today will have long-term care costs that exceed their ability to pay and will need Medicaid assistance. If you’re feeling the burden of long-term care and wondering how you’ll pay for it, I’m here to help.
- While many public services exist to help the aging and disabled, there is only one helper who can give you legal advice: an elder law attorney. Your attorney is entirely on your side. Your attorney can help you use the legal powers you have to plan for your future and provide for your family.
- If you’re just waiting to run out of savings to apply for Medicaid, stop! You don’t have to be passive—you can be proactive, with the help of an attorney.
- An elder law attorney can:
- Get you eligible for Medicaid sooner;
- Help you spend your savings wisely while anticipating the need for Medicaid;
- Save some of your assets to pass on to your family, without endangering your Medicaid eligibility;
- Make sure your spouse has enough to live on; and
- Avoid problems that could prevent your Medicaid application from being approved.