What is Elder Law?
Elder law combines the considerations of estate planning with pre-planning for long-term care needs. Our office helps clients not only prepare their estate plans, but also to prepare for in-home care, assisted living and nursing home care, and meet the special needs of family members living with dementia and other disabilities.
Our office assists clients and their families with pre-planning and crisis planning to identify sources of payment to meet care needs, including SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Special Assistance, Medicare, veterans’ benefits and long-term care insurance. We prepare and implement plans to meet eligibility requirements for these benefit programs, while preserving and protecting resources for spouses and future generations. We also prepare and process Medicaid applications, taking that burden off family members so that they concentrate on care needs while we shoulder the burden of establishing eligibility for benefits. Further, we help families assemble a team to provide supported care for their loved ones, including financial planners, accountants, geriatric care managers and nursing advocates and in-home care services.