Elder Law

“A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.”  - H. S. Judd

Elder Law

Our Elder Law services focus on issues unique to aging adults and individuals with special needs. These include, but are not limited to, long-term care planning, retirement, guardianship, Social Security, and Medicaid.

It's time to rethink the way you plan for your future.

It's a real possiblity that long-term care and its astronomical costs could become a part of your life. Whether you're facing an immediate need or trying to prepare for the future, we'll help you understand what is essential for long-term care planning. We'll work with you to create the best solution that supports your specific needs and circumstances.

“Elder law” refers to the broad area of law dealing with supporting, planning, and protections for elderly people. This can range from more long-term financial planning to shorter-term care issues. Elder care lawyers are specially equipped to help people under intense emotional stresses, as elder law often involves difficult situations.

Our elder law services focus on issues unique to aging adults and individuals with special needs. Estate planning is a part of elder law, but there are many other things that our elder care lawyers can assist you with:

  • Navigating Medicaid and making sure that you are getting the most out of your Medicaid benefits

  • Health insurance concerns and planning, both long and short term

  • Social Security benefits and claims

  • Dealing with elder abuse

  • Age discrimination issues in housing and employment

  • Retirement and pension planning and benefits

  • Planning for long-term care and physical and mental health issues

Tackling these issues can be challenging, but our elder care lawyers are ready to help you and your loved ones navigate the legal system and find solutions that are the best for your situation. Set up a complimentary first consultation with us to learn about your options.

When To Find an Elder Law Attorney

If you are thinking of reaching out to an elder law attorney, then you probably need one. You know your situation and circumstances best, and our attorneys have an experienced and nuanced understanding of elder care law and practices. Bringing your concerns to our attorneys will allow us to partner with you to create protective and supportive plans now.

As with many areas of law, the best time to speak with an attorney about your legal issues is before negative consequences arise. Estate planning, wills, health insurance, Medicaid planning, guardianship, and assisted living arrangements are all things that can be carefully and extensively mapped out before they will go into effect.

Unknown circumstances can still arise, and it is also a good idea to meet with  an elder law attorney if things have changed that affect your previous plans. Illness, poor assisted living care, or problems with Medicaid or Social Security benefits are just some of the events that necessitate new planning. Do not be afraid to reach out to us immediately if you suspect that something needs to be addressed. We take care to form long-term relationships with our clients, and are always ready to walk you through any changes.

Finally, even if you have never met with an elder law or estate planning attorney before, there is no time like the present to start! Whether you are dealing with an unexpected crisis or just want to start the process of elder care and planning, our elder care attorneys can help. Don’t delay in reaching out; the sooner an experienced attorney is by your side, the more secure your future will be.

Expert Planning for Long-Term Care

If you or your loved one is dealing with an illness or condition that will require long-term care, elder law attorneys can assist you in the process. People suffering from chronic illnesses need careful planning to make sure that they will be comfortable and provided for in the future.

Since people requiring long-term care often cannot generate the income needed to support their care needs on their own, this is a particularly important area of elder law. You need a skilled attorney to figure out the best options for your situation, especially as programs such as Medicaid may not provide enough to cover expenses.

These situations are not limited to the elderly, but as people age, it is more likely than not that they will require long-term care. Costs are rising, and in 2016 the yearly national average of the cost of long-term care ranged from $20,540 (for adult day care) to $102,930 (for private facilities in a nursing home). This is a far-reaching issue, and our elder care lawyers have the skills and experience to help ensure that you won’t have to face financial uncertainty in the future because of your long-term care needs.

If you are interested in engaging one of our elder care lawyers for yourself or a loved one, please reach out for a complimentary consultation. Call us at 630-665-2300, or email us at admin@trust-lawgroup.com.