Medicaid planning can be a stressful and confusing process under even the best of circumstances. But it can be even worse if you’re stressed with trying to place a loved one in a nursing home or through the healthcare system and figure out how to pay for it. Regardless of your situation, there are a lot of details in applying for Medicaid, and even minor errors or omissions could cost your or a loved one plenty.
That’s why it’s always best to first contact a lawyer with an elder law practice. You can save time and money and lower your stress level by relying on the expert legal guidance you’ll find in this area of the law and here’s how –
You’ll get advice with your needs first. You could ask the nursing home director or other healthcare representatives for help filling out a Medicaid application. But their focus might be on the nursing home or medical system rather than on your needs. At the very least, they’re likely to have divided loyalties. Your lawyer, on the other hand, only works for you. Only serves your interest.
You’ll draw from years of experience. Your attorney is an expert in this field. You aren’t. You’re not supposed to be. Nursing home and other medical costs for treating the infirm can cost thousands of dollars each and every month. An experienced elder law attorney will patiently help you through the process, potentially saving costs in numerous ways. It’s unlikely that you’ll ever spend more in legal fees than your attorney can help you save by navigating you confidently through the system. And you’ll always be able to ask about the legal costs beforehand.
You’ll be confident you’ve done all you can. What will you think if you don’t seek legal assistance and find the bills stacking up? Will you wonder if you might have made a critical error or missed an opportunity to save money? If you start the Medicaid planning process with expert legal guidance you’ll gain peace of mind knowing you’ve done all you could to protect from unnecessary nursing home costs.
Rely on Expert Legal Assistance
Please don’t try to take on Medicaid planning alone. It’s not worth the strain and the impact of making the wrong decisions. Call us at Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers. We’ll likely save you time, money and a great deal of stress.