Massachusetts Medicaid benefits are one of the few sources of payments for nursing home care when you need routine custodial care, rather than skilled medical services. However, actually qualifying for Medicaid and getting your nursing home costs paid for can be very complicated – especially for seniors who may have life savings that they want to protect.
To make sure you can get nursing home care when you need it, you should speak with an experienced legal professional about Massachusetts medicaid coverage. The Law Offices of James A. Miller, P.C. provides legal representation in Worcester and surrounding areas to clients who want to get Medicaid coverage for essential nursing home care.
Making plans in advance of the time when you need care is the key to making sure you can get nursing home benefits covered, so give us a call today to find out how we can help you.Read More
Custodial care is a specific type of care that you may need as you get older or if you develop a physical or a mental condition. It can make a big impact on your financial situation if your care is classified as custodial care, because this classification will affect what type of insurance coverage is – and is not – available to you.
The Law Offices of James A. Miller, P.C. can provide you with help understanding the definition of custodial care, determining if the care that you need is custodial care, and taking steps to ensure that you can get the type of care that you require paid for without having to spend your entire life savings. To find out more about how our legal team can help you with making a plan to cover the costs of vital care that you need, give us a call today.
What is Custodial Care?
Custodial care is defined by Medicare as “non-skilled personal care, like help with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, eating, getting into or out of a bed or chair, moving around, and using the bathroom.” If you need help to do basic “medical” tasks, such as putting in eyedrops, which most people tend to do on their own, this kind of care is also considered by Medicare to be custodial care.Read More
The job of an elder law attorney is obviously to help elderly people who are concerned about end-of-life issues, incapacity, and the legacy that they will leave to loved ones when they pass away. Worries about covering the costs of nursing home care and dealing with the possibility of illness naturally become more pronounced as you get older because there is a greater risk of developing life-threatening conditions. An elder law attorney at The Law Offices of James A. Miller, P.C. helps seniors to be prepared for whatever life brings.Read More
People create trusts for many reasons, including to avoid estate tax and to avoid the costs of nursing home care by ensuring they can qualify for Medicaid. People also create trusts in order to avoid the probate process, to provide broader asset protection, and to make certain that beneficiaries or heirs do not squander the money which has been left to them.
When you believe that a trust could help as part of your estate planning process, you can contact The Law Offices of James A. Miller to find out about how a Worcester trust administration lawyer can assist you. We can help you to do many important things, including creating a legally valid trust and choosing a trustee.
After a trust creator has passed away, we also provide help to the trust administrator in fulfilling trust obligations.
Both those who are creating a trust, as well as those who have been designated as a trustee, need to understand the trust administration process. In particular, you need to know who is in charge of the trust administration process and what the process will entail. Call today to find out more.Read More
A revocable family trust is a trust that is set up for the purposes of protecting assets and providing for your family members. Trusts can be used to achieve many asset protection and estate planning goals and can be a powerful legal tool for those who want to protect their loved ones and legacy. However, there are a number of different kinds of trusts that you can choose to create and you need to select the right option to accomplish your specific aims. The Law Offices of James A. Miller can help.Read More