Our goal is to help seniors and their loved ones prepare for the medical, financial, legal, and emotional challenges that come with growing older. We can create and implement a plan to protect and control your assets if you require assisted living or nursing home care, and help you in what is known as a Medicaid crisis situation.
Let’s begin by looking at a few statistics that show why elder law is such a rapidly growing area of the law and why it is so very important to work with an experienced Virginia elder law attorney:
- Approximately one out of every two women, and one out of four men, will need nursing home care at some point in lives
- Nursing home care in Northern Virginia averages between $108,000 and $126,000 a year. In some situations, the cost is considerably higher
- Nursing home care is expected to become even more expensive in the years to come
- Approximately two-thirds of families run out of money within a year or two of a family member entering a nursing home
At The Legacy Elder Law Center, we can help you cope with a Medicaid crisis situation, as well as use a combination of strategies and legal tools to protect your assets against the cost of long-term care proactively.
Coping with a Medicaid crisis situation Virginia Medicaid Crisis Attorney
Medicaid is now the single largest provider of financial assistance for residents of nursing homes in the United States. When a loved-one must enter a nursing home in a situation where no prior planning has been done to deal with the skyrocketing and financially devastating costs of long-term care, it precipitates what is commonly called a “Medicaid crisis” situation. A Medicaid crisis as a situation where an individual has already been admitted to a nursing home, or must enter one in the very near future, and that individual is facing a denial of Medicaid benefits because the individuals income or assets have not been properly protected to ensure immediate qualification for Medicaid assistance. Considering the high cost of nursing home care, it is indeed a financial crisis for all but the wealthiest of families.
If you or someone you love has been told that he or she has too many assets to qualify for assistance from Medicaid to pay for nursing home care, you must understand that some of the information provided by well-meaning friends, family, nursing home personnel, and social workers is often incorrect. Laws governing Medicaid eligibility are complicated and change from one year to the next. We understand these laws and how to use a variety of tools and strategies to help you qualify for assistance from Medicaid to pay for your nursing home care. Even in a crisis situation, we may be able to save you and your family 50 percent (50%) or more of your hard-earned assets while qualifying your for the benefits to which you are entitled at the earliest possible date.
Contact our office as soon as possible if you or a loved one is facing a Medicaid crisis situation. We can determine if you are eligible for assistance, and help you obtain that assistance as quickly as possible. Even if you have already moved into a nursing home, or been denied benefits in the past, don’t give up hope! We may still be able to get the assistance you need from Medicaid. You are not alone during this difficult time. Our Virginia Medicaid crisis lawyers are here to help.
Long-Term Care Planning Virginia Long-Term Care Planning Lawyer
Also known as proactive planning, long-term care planning is for people who are healthy now but worried about preparing for the possibility that they will require long-term care in the future. We strive to help our clients remain independent for as long as possible and protect their life savings in the event of incapacity. With nursing home care in Northern Virginia averaging around $120,000 a year, and the fact that about half of all women and one in four men will spend time in a nursing home at some point in their lives, you can understand why it is a good idea to have a long-term care plan of your own.
We can work closely with you to develop a customized plan to protect your life savings in the event of incapacity and the need for assisted living and/or nursing home care. The plan we create and implement can protect your savings for the benefit of your well-spouse and other loved ones, as well as help you become eligible for Medicaid assistance without spending down all of your hard-earned assets.