Medicaid Planning Attorney in St. Augustine, Palm Coast & Jacksonville
Medicaid planning, including crisis planning and assistance with the eligibility process, is one of the important parts of any senior’s estate plan. Properly done, it ensures you and your family do not suffer financially as your needs change.
J. Akin Law is highly experienced in all aspects of Elder Law and understands that each individual and family we represent is unique. The earlier you involve us in your Medicaid planning and eligibility process, the sooner you will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing your financial future is secure. People are often shocked to learn that Medicare as well as most private health insurance coverage does not pay for long-term care. Moreover, many still mistakenly believe an elder must exhaust their assets and sell their home to qualify for Medicaid. With guidance from an experienced elder law attorney, you can create a plan to protect your assets to avoid seeing your life savings go to a nursing home. However, it is important to start preserving your Medicaid eligibility now and to protect planned gifts and asset transfers.
Although preventable with proper Medicaid planning, crisis planning may be required in situations where an elder family member did not have the right estate plan and suddenly needs emergency admittance into a nursing home or long-term care facility. If your Medicaid application was denied and your long-term care is being paid for out-of-pocket, our elder law attorneys are available to consult with you and family members regarding emergency Medicaid planning. At J. Akin Law, our legal team believes a key factor in providing the best advice is to listen carefully to what you have to say. After understanding your specific situation, we can offer expert counsel to assist in best achieving your goals while minimizing the stress caused by an unexpected financial burden.
From our offices in St. Augustine, Palm Coast and Jacksonville, our experienced professionals are here to provide personalized estate planning, including Medicaid planning and crisis mitigation. It’s never too early to discuss your plans for long-term care with an experienced Elder Law Attorney. Contact J. Akin Law for a free consultation.