Elder Law and Medicaid Planning

There are a variety of legal issues that can come up later in life. Even if you have never before needed the help of a lawyer, you may find that there are a few things you need legal guidance with as you enter your elderly years. Fortunately, working with an elder law attorney can make it easy to navigate these various challenges. Rinaldi & Poveromo can serve as an elder law attorney to help you make important decisions that maintain your quality of life in the years ahead. Reach out today for assistance.

Determining a Plan for Care

Commonly, elderly individuals will need some form of care in their later years. That may be something as simple as an assistant who comes to their house a couple of times per week to do chores, or it may mean living in a senior care facility full-time. There are many different care options, so it is important to pick the right one for yourself or a loved one.

Working with an elder law attorney can make it easier to choose the right option. It’s helpful to have an attorney work with you on this decision because he or she will remove the emotional component of the matter. Whether you are trying to decide what care you need for yourself or a loved one such as a parent, emotions are sure to get in the way. An experienced lawyer can take that piece of the puzzle away and simply help make the right choice based on the facts at hand.


Establish Durable Power of Attorney

Many of the headaches that can come with helping an elderly individual make financial decisions can be avoided if a durable power of attorney is established well in advance. If an individual becomes incapacitated and can’t make decisions, the person who has been given durable power of attorney will be charged with making those choices. Even if that outcome seems like it is many years off down the road, it’s never too early to put this essential planning function in place. Family disagreements and ugly court battles can be potentially avoided if a durable power of attorney is in place while the individual is still of sound mind.


Managing Healthcare Costs

In all likelihood, the elderly person in question will want to see Medicaid benefits as part of how they will pay for care. Unfortunately, qualifying for those benefits can be a little complicated, which is why working with a Medicaid lawyer can be so helpful. At Rinaldi & Poveromo, we would be proud to serve as your Medicaid lawyer to help answer your questions and process your documentation. Getting everything right on your application is the best way to hopefully qualify for benefits on the first try.

Qualifying for Medicaid can be the difference between affording proper care and having to go without. In addition to Medicaid, there may be other government programs available to help you or your loved one pay for the care that will be needed in the years to come. Contact the team at Rinaldi & Poveromo to learn more about how we can serve your family on this important matter.


Get the Help You Need

It’s okay to ask for help, especially when it comes to important matters like those handled by an elder law attorney. Don’t delay turning to a lawyer for guidance on any issue that you need help managing or when you need to make an important decision. Our team at Rinaldi & Poveromo is ready to serve you, so get in touch right away. Thank you for visiting our site.