As our population ages, more and more people are facing the unique medical and legal issues of the elderly. Whether preparing for disability and death or the progression of dementia and physical disability, proper planning is critical to ease intense emotional and physical demands on family and friends while maintaining the dignity of the elderly.
Planning is especially important relative to Medicaid, the most common form of payment of nursing home care. In order to qualify for Medicaid benefits, nursing home residents must deplete almost all assets that they own or control. Improperly disposing of the assets prior to or upon entering a nursing home can result in serious penalties that can jeopardize Medicaid coverage.
The attorneys at Rendigs can help families understand this complex area of law of elder law and medicaid planning, and create plans that assure elders receive appropriate care.