Thinking of getting older is often difficult. It's something that happens with time, but that doesn't make it easier to accept. Though getting older is an integral part of life, worrying about who will care for you in your older years isn't always something people like to think about. Elder care is something that many people choose to put off until it's a necessary part of life. Fortunately, there are ways to make sure you are cared for in your golden years.
Elder law is a form of law that involves planning for medical and financial issues associated with being a senior citizen. There are many aspects of a senior’s life that should be adequately planned for by working with a lawyer. Working with our law firm can make things simpler and less complicated.
Elder law includes estate planning but primarily focuses on Medicaid, long term care, assisted living, nursing homes, and Veteran Affairs benefits. Our lawyer may assist you or your loved one by planning for these issues and obtaining necessary care while preserving the client’s family assets.
Elder law planning can start at any age. You don't have to wait until issues arise. Try planning now for your future so that you can ensure a happy, stress free life in your golden years.
In our next blog post, we will talk more about elder care and how our lawyer can help you plan for your senior years. Be sure to stay tuned for that information. Also, feel free to contact us to talk about the benefits you can take advantage of as a senior adult.
Meeting with our lawyer before attempting to collect these benefits can provide a great advantage. It can be overwhelming and confusing to try to work on these on your own. Don't worry about trying to sift through the countless documents and applications. Let our lawyer help.
Remember, elder care and law includes estate planning as well. Keeping your estate plan up-to-date with changes is important. Meeting with our elder care lawyer quarterly, semi-annually, or at least annually is a good idea. That way, you can ensure that all changes are updated and documented properly.
If you don’t have an estate plan in place, now might be the best time to start. Our estate lawyer is here to help you get your estate planning in order and ready should you pass in an untimely manner or become incapacitated at some point. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to an estate plan. Contact our office.