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Elder law focuses on helping seniors and their loved ones prepare for and cope with the many changes that accompany growing older. One of the most critical aspects of Elder Law is finding ways to pay for long-term care. The fact is, most seniors will require some form of long-term care during the course of their lives, and many are unprepared for the potential financial devastation caused by long-term care costs that can average $7,500 a month, or more. We can help you plan in advance to protect your life savings against the high cost of long-term care, as well as obtain assistance from Medicaid. Remember: The earlier you put a plan in place to protect your assets, the more options you will have.

Medicaid Preplanning

Medicaid preplanning, also known as non-crisis Medicaid planning, is for people who are healthy now but want to ensure that if they do become incapacitated, they will have a plan in place to protect their life savings. We can design an estate plan that helps preserve your assets, as well as adequately manage your financial and personal affairs, should you become incapacitated. With a well-drafted plan in place, you not only help ensure that you will be well cared for in the event of incapacity, but also enjoy greater peace of mind.

A Medicaid Crisis

We define a Medicaid crisis as a situation in which a person needs assistance or full nursing care now and has been informed that they have too many assets to qualify for financial assistance from Medicaid. What you must understand is that the information provided by family friends, nursing home personnel, and even people who work for Medicaid itself, is quite often outdated or just plain wrong. These folks may mean well, but they simply do not fully understand the complicated and ever-changing laws surrounding eligibility for Medicaid. At the Delaware Elder Law Center, we do.

If you or someone you love is facing a Medicaid crisis, contact us as soon as possible. We have helped numerous families obtain the assistance they need while preserving their life savings. We welcome the opportunity to do the same for you.