Elder Law is comprised of a number of different areas of law including estate planning, asset protection and Medi-Cal planning.
As Nevada County Elder Law lawyers, we provide tools and strategies to help seniors live independently as long as possible, protect their assets from the rising costs of long term health care, and provide experienced and compassionate counsel in a time of crisis.
Did you know approximately 50% of women and nearly 30% of men will find themselves in a skilled nursing facility at some point of their lives?
With the average cost of long term health care in California costing more than $8,000 per month, paying for such care has become a huge concern for seniors and their families. In fact for many, their hard-earned savings may be wiped out and their assets can become jeopardized due to a nursing home stay.
Medi-Cal pre-planning, also known as non-crisis planning, is planning that is done while one is healthy and before they become disabled or incapacitated.
Aanestad Law will help you create a plan that will allow you to preserve your lifelong savings and manage your health and financial affairs in the event you become disable or incapacitated. This plan will give you and your loved ones peace of mind that your assets can be passed to the next generation and still allow you to receive the long term care you may need and deserve.
Medi-Cal Crisis Planning
Medi-Cal crisis planning can occur when one is admitted to a nursing home unexpectedly (usually following a traumatic health event), or a nursing home care stay is imminent. In either case, the individual may be told that he or she has too many assets to qualify for Medi-Cal assistance. This assumption is not correct.
Talk to someone who has experience with the ever changing Medi-Cal rules and eligibility requirements.
If you or a loved one is facing this situation you may very well be able to obtain relief and protect what you have, even if you have been denied Medi-Cal in the past or currently reside in a nursing home. It’s still not too late to plan!
Contact Nevada County’s Elder Law experts today at (530) 798-4321.