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Did you know that senior care costs Florida residents more than the national average? Did you also know that a private nursing home room in Florida costs over $11,000 a month? If you fail to plan for the future, you could find yourself in a desperate financial position or else risk not having your medical needs met. Working with a Palm Beach Gardens Medicaid planning attorney is the best way to ensure that you are covered.

Elder Law, P.A. can help you get coverage for the care that in all likelihood you will eventually need, and we can give you the peace of mind that it won’t put you in a financial hole. Reach out to schedule a free initial consultation, and we will work with you on Medicaid planning to guarantee your future security. 

Palm Beach Gardens Medicaid Planning Attorney

Why Do I Need Medicaid Planning?

If you are 65 or older right now, you have at least a 70% chance of needing long-term senior care sometime in the future. That estimate only goes up as you continue to age. With nursing home prices higher than the average income of most Florida seniors–and even most Florida families–it’s not feasible that everyone who needs nursing home care will be able to afford it. Even if you have the means to pay for nursing home care, the costs have the potential to quickly deplete your savings and leave you with little or nothing to pass on to your family.

If you are planning to rely on Medicare for your medical needs, it’s important to note that Medicare will not cover expenses for your nursing home care. Medicare has provisions for short-term nursing care, but that does not include the cost of a nursing home. 

So what are your options for having your healthcare needs covered without going broke? When you work with our experienced Palm Beach Gardens Medicaid planning attorney, you can get the coverage you need for the future.

Medicaid is a needs-based government program that provides healthcare options for those with low incomes, which often includes older individuals. Most importantly, it covers long-term nursing home care. Best of all, working with our Medicaid planning attorney will allow you to become eligible for Medicaid even if you do not currently meet the qualifications. 

How Can A Palm Beach Gardens Medicaid Planning Attorney Help Me?

Working with our Medicaid planning attorney will allow you to become eligible for Medicaid even if you are not already. Since you are not allowed to own more than $2,000 in countable assets, our attorney can help you rearrange your assets so that you can qualify. We’ll even assist you with the application!

Some people worry about whether or not Medicaid planning is legal. If you lie about your assets or try to hide them, that is illegal. But when you work with an experienced attorney who knows how to legally rearrange and restructure your assets, you are covered.

It’s best to start sooner rather than later when it comes to Medicaid planning. The application process includes a five-year lookback period during which officials will look for large transfers of assets that could disqualify you. For this reason, get started as soon as possible!

Elder Law, P.A. Can Help You With Your Medicaid Planning Needs

When you work with Elder Law, P.A., you can trust that you are getting experienced, caring assistance. Our lead Palm Beach Gardens Medicaid planning attorney, Ryan Jay Smolla, has spent over ten years getting clients comprehensive Medicaid coverage. You can trust our dedication to doing right by our clients. Reach out to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you get the necessary coverage for your future security and healthcare needs.

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Natalie was amazing handling my dads medicaid application process, easy to communicate and we found the process very straight forward with their guidance. We would highly recommend their services to everyone who is in need of elder law, with our family all working full time and busy lives they gave us a peace of mind knowing they were working on getting things done.

Giovana H.

Ryan really cares about his clients, and it shows in the way that he advises them. He is extremely knowledgeable about elder law, and explains the rules in a clear manner. The issues can be difficult on family members to discuss, and he handles the material in a compassionate manner.

Joseph M.

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