Elder Law & Medicaid Planning

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Fabian VanCott’s attorneys have the experience to help you and your loved ones navigate the difficult decisions that accompany the end of life, including the many questions surrounding long term care and how to pay for it. The cost of care can be immense, but with proper planning, our attorneys can help you protect your home and savings and can help you maximize the assistance that may be available through programs such as Medicaid.

If your loved one is in a care facility or will soon need to be in a care facility, let us help you assess whether that person is eligible for Medicaid assistance to help cover the cost of care. If the person does not yet qualify, we can help you through the application process and can dramatically expedite the time it takes for your loved one to become eligible for assistance through Medicaid or the New Choices Waiver program.

If you are forward-looking and not yet in need of care, our attorneys can help you create a life care plan that will smooth the transition to long-term care (when needed) and will ensure protection for the assets you want to pass on to your children and grandchildren. Traditional “estate plans” direct what happens to your property when you die. But you still have a lot of life to live, and those final years can be the most expensive and the most difficult of your life. So let us help you make a plan that addresses not only your death, but also the rest of your life.

We are experienced with Medicaid asset protection trusts, durable powers of attorney with enhanced powers, spend-down rules, estate recovery liens, annuities, long-term care insurance, life insurance with long-term care riders, pre-paid or pre-need funeral contracts, and other specialized tools to help you take on the rising costs of nursing home care or other long-term care.