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Mary Beth Kelly

Why you need an elder care attorney

On Behalf of | Jun 21, 2023 | Medicare Planning |

People who plan on spending their later years in Florida may require assistance from a qualified expert. The issues you face may become too much for a single person to handle. You may find yourself physically or mentally incapacitated by a long-term illness. If this occurs, you need someone to step in and represent your interests.

What can an elder law attorney do?

Elder law provides for a great deal of assistance in many vital areas. These laws are best applied with the aid that you can get from an elder care attorney. This can be the case when it comes to many crucially important areas, including:

  • Management of estates
  • Probate issues
  • Management of trusts
  • Creating trusts, wills, and other financial records
  • Estate planning issues
  • Appeals and claims for Social Security and Medicare
  • Elder abuse
  • Prevention of elder impoverishment should they enter a nursing home or other facility

Making a plan for long-term care

There are several issues to consider as you approach the end of your life. One of these will be securing the highest possible level of care. The members of your family may have different or conflicting ideas. An elder law attorney can step in to make crucial decisions in a completely fair and impartial manner. This will help you to create a plan that all can agree on.

You will want to ensure that the person you give power of attorney to is qualified for the position. This is another area in which the counsel of an elder law attorney will be valuable. They can help you weigh all of the factors so that the one you invest with this power will be able to handle the job satisfactorily.

There may also be lingering issues with Medicaid, Social Security, or veterans’ benefits. An elder law attorney may be able to resolve these issues. This may help you to offset the cost of your medical care.