There are a number of things in elder care that can be confusing, but there is perhaps none more so than Medicaid. Medicaid is a huge government program with many different moving parts, and it can get overwhelming trying to figure out what they are and what they do on your own. That’s where we come in. As we’ve said elsewhere on the site, one of our goals at Scott Counsel is to present things in a manner that is both informative and easy to understand. After all, you will not be able to make use of many of your options if you don’t know what they are, right?
As with estate planning—and every other part of elder care, there is a lot to unpack here. When it comes to Medicaid, there is no doubt that you will likely have a lot of questions. That’s okay, because we have a lot of answers here.
Let us now look at just a few of the questions you might have when thinking about starting the journey of Medicaid planning:
- What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
- How does the probate process work with or impact government programs like Medicaid?
- What are the Medicaid Impoverishment Rules?
- What is a Medicaid Funeral Trust?
- Does Medicaid (or Medicare) pay for Adult Day Care?
- What is the Look Back Period?
- How does the Look Back Period affect gifts made over the past five years?
- Will Medicaid pay for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation?
It’s likely you may have even more than that, but these should provide a good starting point for you. Also, you can click on any of the above to get answers to those questions. Another area that you are likely to come across in Medicaid planning is that of asset protection. How do you protect those things you wish to pass onto someone else? We’ll help you in that area as well.
We know that elder care is stressful enough on its own without adding on all of the government programs and questions and uncertainty on top of it. It is our hope that when you walk through the doors of our office, you feel a sense of peace about your situation. We want to help take away that stress and lessen the burden that has been placed upon you. One of the ways we do that is by ensuring that you are well-looked after, and that starts with making sure your questions are answered. If we can’t give an answer right away, we’ll find one and get back to you. Above all, we want all of our clients and potential clients to know that they matter here. Their situation matters here. As we say throughout other pages on the site and even in personal conversations with people who walk through the door, people matter here. It isn’t simply someone’s situation that’s important to us, it’s the person. We want each person who comes in to feel welcome and comfortable.
We want to help you help those you love. Come see us today.
– When my son, who has Cystic Fibrosis and CF related diabetes, was suddenly and unexpectedly removed from his Medicaid program, we were devastated and frightened not knowing where we would get the resources to pay for his extremely high priced prescriptions. Justin was the attorney who handled our case. From the very beginning, he proved to be very thorough and experienced with navigating the process of reversing the Medicaid decision. However, it was his apparent kind, caring nature that made us feel the most at ease. Justin was successful in securing a continuation of benefits for my son, and we are extremely grateful for having his expertise during this most stressful ongoing process. Thank you, Justin!
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