Nursing home planning is very important for individuals who may some day need nursing home care. You should begin your nursing home planning before a medical emergency necessitates going into a nursing home. You should have an experienced attorney to provide assistance with the planning process so you can take the right steps to get your costs covered and find the right care facility.
The Law Offices of James A. Miller, P.C. has provided help to many individuals and families who need home care. Our legal team can assist you in taking all the essential steps that you need in order to make certain that you or your loved one can get the highest quality of care possible without impoverishing your family.
Give us a call to find out more about how a Worcester nursing home planning lawyer can help.
How to Get Started with Nursing Home Planning
The first step in the process of making a nursing home plan is to talk with an experienced attorney. The nursing home planning process is not a process that you should try to do yourself. Getting legal help is essential because many people aren’t familiar with the tools that they should use as a part of their plan and are not certain what steps they can take to make certain that essential nursing home care will be available.
A nursing home planning lawyer understands the different sources of payment for nursing home care and can help you to understand if your costs will be covered and how you can make certain you can get care paid for. Medicaid is typically the only way to pay for nursing home care, so you need to find out if you can qualify for Medicaid coverage.
Medicare and private insurers pay only for skilled nursing home care services for short time periods. Veterans’ benefits can help, but may not necessarily provide the full coverage necessary to pay for costly nursing home care. Medicaid can be the best way to get your care paid for, provided that you can qualify for benefits.
A nursing home planning lawyer also knows how to help research care facilities and can review nursing home admissions paperwork in order to make certain that you select a facility that is protective of residents’ rights and that will provide an appropriate level of care.
There are serious problems with elder abuse which put seniors at serious risk, and you don’t want to choose the wrong facility or be left with limited choices of nursing home care options as a result of financial issues. The Law Offices of James A. Miller, P.C. can help to make sure this does not happen.
What Should be a Part of Your Nursing Home Planning?
Your nursing home plan should include checking Medicaid eligibility rules and determining if you can qualify for Medicaid to pay for your nursing home care. If your income or resources are too high for you to be eligible for care, you should work with an experienced attorney to use trusts and other tools so you can get Medicaid if and when you need nursing home care to be paid for. Your attorney can also provide assistance reviewing veterans’ benefits you may have access too, as well as reviewing coverage through all insurance policies that cover you.
Your planning process should also include doing research into the reputation of a nursing home care to find out whether the home is accredited, participates with Medicaid and Medicare, and has a history of complaints or a clean record. Once you have found a facility or several nursing homes that look as if they would be an acceptable living environment, your experienced attorney can review the nursing home paperwork or initial admissions information to help you make a fully informed decision on whether the facility is the right one.
Getting Help from A Worcester Nursing Home Planning Lawyer
A Worcester nursing home planning lawyer at The Law Offices of James A. Miller, P.C. can provide you with assistance at all steps of the nursing home planning process. Whether you are in need of immediate care for yourself or for someone you love or you are planning ahead for the future, we can provide you with smart advice on researching care facilities and finding the right home.
To find out more about the nursing home planning process, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at 866-370-3888 or contact us online to talk with a caring and knowledgeable elder law attorney who can assist you.
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