Elder Law & Medicaid Planning: Age with dignity and peace of mind
Today’s seniors face a range of important legal, financial and health-related issues. For most, these matters tend to be confusing and complicated.
An elder law attorney handles all aspects of issues facing today’s seniors (e.g. MassHealth Medicaid Planning, applying for MassHealth Medicaid, end-of-life planning, disability, guardianship, elder abuse, and assisted living and nursing home matters).
Our Andover firm helps seniors and their families prevent the devastating effects of long-term care, so they can get back to what they love most—enjoying life.
In many cases, seniors need to act 5 years before they might need long-term care services in a nursing home to fully protect their assets. It is ideal, therefore, to begin the planning process with an attorney around age 62—although it is never too late to plan if one’s health appears reasonably good.
For those who did not plan and now face a medical crisis (e.g. stroke, fall, dementia, serious decline) that will likely require skilled nursing care in a long-term care facility (i.e. nursing home), Medicare may pay up to 100 days. After that, the patient must pay out-of-pocket (at an average of over $12,000 per month).
When this happens, Morana Law can usually stop the hemorrhaging of money and get the client qualified for Medicaid MassHealth which will pay for the needed long-term care facility.
We understand the physical and mental challenges that often accompany the aging process. This allows us to address the legal and human needs of our clients. When planning an estate, for example, we take into consideration the health of the person or couple, the potential for assisted living placement or nursing home care and the clients’ overall wishes and concerns.
Morana Law in Andover provides MassHealth Medicaid and elder law attorney services to help elders manage the critical decisions they face as they age.
These services include:
- Estate Planning to protect your family’s legacy, minimize estate taxes & protect heirs
- Medicaid Planning to protect assets from nursing home spend down
- Protection against Incapacity brought on by sickness or injury
- Veterans’ Benefits for those with expensive medical conditions
- Guardianship and Conservatorship to protect the incapacitated person from abuse
- HealthCare Proxy to protect the medically incapacitated
- Power of Attorney to protect your assets when you are unable
- Living Will, Advance Directive to make your voice heard regarding end-of-life care
Morana Law serves Merrimack Valley and the surrounding areas, including Andover, North Andover, Methuen, Haverhill, Dracut, Lawrence, Tewksbury, Billerica, North Reading, Wilmington, Reading, Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, North Chelmsford, Dunstable, Bedford, Burlington, Boxford and Georgetown.
Email us or call us at 978-409-1990 to schedule a consultation with an Andover elder law attorney about your MassHealth Medicaid or elder law concerns—including a MassHealth Medicaid Asset Protection Trust designed to protect your assets from MassHealth Medicaid’s reach.