Elder Law & Medicaid Planning Attorney in Plantation Florida
As you age, or as you watch your parent age, it is important to begin thinking about planning for long-term care, Medicaid, and end-of-life or incapacity. Attorney Bobbi L. Meloro, can guide you through each of these areas and will represent your best interests throughout the process.
Our Elder Law Practice Areas
Attorney Bobbi L. Meloro can competently and compassionately assist you with the following:
- Incapacity planning. When elderly or when faced with a serious illness, it is critically important to have comprehensive estate planning documents in place. Well-crafted living wills, durable powers of attorney and healthcare advanced directives will ensure that your wishes are followed in a variety of contexts and at a time when you can no longer speak for yourself.
- Long-term care planning. As a person ages, they may require assistance with everything from walking to eating to bathing, especially if they have been diagnosed with a serious illness. It is very important to have a long-term care plan in place that addresses things such as in-home care, nursing home care, assisted living, hospice care, and how care will be paid for.
- Medicaid planning, family asset protection planning and Medicaid applications. The costs of long term care can be catastrophic, often reaching upwards of $100,000 per year. Medicaid can help to pay for the costs of healthcare and institutional care in the event a person needs nursing home care and has specific financial or/and medical needs. By planning for Medicaid now, you can preserve and protect your life savings and assets and understand the qualifications and eligibility criteria, making your Medicaid application a less confusing process.
- Nursing home and assisted living. Nursing homes are ideal for those elderly persons who require regular medical care and constant assistance with daily tasks. Alternatives to nursing home care include other assisted living arrangements, such as in-home care, adult day care, senior centers, senior housing, and assisted living facilities where residents are helped with daily tasks, but maintain a modicum of independence as well.
- VA Aid & Attendance Benefits. The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit is a type of pension offered by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to wartime veterans over the age of 65 and their surviving spouses who require assistance with their activities of daily living. This is a non-service connected pension (meaning that the need for care does not have to result from one’s military service) which helps offset the high costs of long-term elder care, such as paying for assisted living facilities, home care aids, adult daycare, or skilled nursing.
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