Elder Care Attorney, Mindy Felinton writes about how rewarding the work she does is which is helping seniors who come to her feeing confused, fearful and desperate see their way through the maze of Medicaid eligibility and meeting long-term health care costs without losing everything.
(Gaithersburg, MD) Delray, FL May 27, 2020: Mindy Felinton, founder of Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “The Many Rewards Of Helping Others,” in which Ms. Felinton highlights the story of one client-turned-friend.
Felinton writes, “The work I do as an elder care attorney is endlessly rewarding.” She continues adding, “I meet people all the time who come to my offices overwhelmed and confused – no, let me tell it like it is – they usually come to me feeling devastated. Many are dealing with severe illness of a spouse, the possible loss of their homes and no way of knowing how to manage the long-term health care needs of their loved ones.”
“Such was the case when Betty Strubel came to my office,” says Felinton. She goes on saying, “As very often happens, she was referred to me by the doctor treating her husband who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.”
As Felinton shares, “Betty was afraid she might have to lose her home and other assets in order to pay for her husband’s long-term care She had no idea how to access Medicaid nor did she know how to protect her existing assets.” Felinton adds, “Betty is like so many who come to me and, being able to help them untangle the fear and help them see that they will be able to keep their homes and pay for the care of their loved ones is so satisfying.”
Felinton continues, “My 30 years of experience helping people in similar situations means that I have the knowledge to help clients avoid the financial ruin associated with the high cost of long-term care.” She goes on to elaborate, “And, while in the past, Medicaid eligibility as regards long-term care was not difficult, there has been a steady drift towards more complex and restrictive rules. It is no longer as easy as reviewing one’s bank statements. There are a myriad of regulations involving look-back periods, resource limits, transfer penalties and waiting periods requiring extensive planning. I understand the process and the issues surrounding Medicaid eligibility and help my clients by implementing the planning and application process.”
According to Felinton, “Betty was so appreciative that I was able to unburden her and take these tasks off her plate. The sense of relief she felt was gratifying especially as she began to see light at the end of a previously very confusing tunnel.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.felintonlaw.com/the-many-rewards-of-helping-others/
About Mindy Felinton
From a young age, Mindy wanted to be the voice that would make an impact in people’s lives. She became an attorney and has practiced law for over 30 years, so that she could fulfill her desire to help others. As a special prosecutor, Mindy defended the underdog (literally) in cases of animal abuse. As a state attorney in Florida she fought for justice. During the last 25 years, Mindy met many wonderful people who did not know their rights, did not understand the law, and did not know what options were available. She made a decision to focus her practice on Elder Law, Medicaid, Veterans’ benefits, and Estate Planning. Thus she is able to guide her clients through those difficult and sometimes overwhelming processes.