Law Office of Andrew B. Peltzman, LLC
MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY PLANNING, MEDICAID APPLICATIONS, & ASSET PROTECTION: Long term care is the service provided to elderly, ill, or disabled individuals who need help meeting physical and emotional needs for an extended period. Long term care can be received in the home (either by a hired care giver or a family member) or in personal care, an assisted living facility, hospice facility, or nursing home setting. Each option comes with their own list of pros and cons, so make sure you ask the right questions when trying to decide. We review the contracts for your protection. Finding and paying for quality long term care is often a struggle that seems impossibly complex.
In planning for long-term care, Medicaid is often an option for families struggling to keep up with the cost of care and medical treatment. However, the application process can be complicated and overwhelming. You may also find it difficult to maintain your remaining assets and still qualify for Medicaid. Peltzman Law establishes the legal and financial groundwork to make sure you, your family, and your assets are protected, and to ensure that your loved ones are Medicaid eligible. Peltzman Law is devoted to getting you the benefits, protection, and quality of care that you or your loved ones deserve – we can preserve assets for the next generation while making sure seniors’ care needs are met.
Medicaid is a state administered federal program that helps pay for long-term care. Under certain circumstances, Pennsylvania Law allows individuals or their spouses to keep their homes and their money without becoming ineligible for Medicaid benefits. However, laws are extremely complicated. Medicaid planning should not be attempted without the assistance of an Elder Law attorney experienced in Medicaid Law.
POWERS OF ATTORNEY: Everyone needs a valid, well-written power of attorney both for financial and health care matters. It's just as important, if not more important, as having a Last Will & Testament. You should make sure your powers of attorney are updated every five years to ensure that they remain relevant and legal.
Not having powers of attorney can be potentially burdensome for your family and others trying to care for you if you become incapacitated or disabled. Sometimes, a guardian will need to be appointed through guardianship proceedings. A court then supervises the guardian, and the guardian is obligated to provide an ongoing accounting of your affairs.
What are the different types of Power of Attorney?