Medicaid planning for nursing home care

Medicaid planning for nursing home care

As an Elder Law attorney, Mr. Ingersoll has the unique experience to assist our Senior clients. Medicaid can help cover the significant expense of long-term nursing home care. Qualification for this government assistance is the key. Even if you are already in a nursing home, steps can be taken to seek government assistance and reduce the negative effect on your estate for your family.

Improper planning may force you to sell your home or use other hard-earned assets to cover the costs of nursing home expenses.

Are you aware the government can even seek reimbursement for Medicaid benefits from your estate after your death? Don’t deplete your estate when there are legal methods available to allow Medicaid to cover some of the costs of your nursing home care.

Any decision to leave your home and enter a nursing home facility is fraught with emotion and family stress. Proper Medicaid planning can at least reduce some of the financial stress.

Advanced Healthcare planning documents

As part of our Estate Planning practice, we provide specialized expertise in the following areas:

  • Living Wills
  • Health Care Power of Attorneys
  • Durable Power of Attorneys
  • Living Trusts
  • Joint/Survivorship Planning
  • Medicaid Trusts

These documents can eliminate the need for an incompetency hearing and allow you to choose who may step in and handle your daily affairs, if needed.