We advise elders and their families in proactively addressing traditional estate planning concerns, with a focus on dealing with an eventual or current loss of competence and an ability to handle their day to day affairs.
Loss of Competence. In order to avoid the expense, delay and confusion of a Probate Court guardianship for an individual who is no longer competent to make health care or financial decisions for themselves, we offer powers of attorney which allow the individual to select their fiduciary BEFORE they reach a crisis.
Medicaid Eligibility. The federal Medicaid program is the single largest payer of long term skilled care (nursing home) bills in the U.S. There are many misconceptions about “protecting my money from the nursing home.” Planning for and applying for Medicaid is a very complicated process that needs to be thoughtfully addressed. We invite you to sit down with us and discuss all the options available.