As you age, your needs, including your legal needs, may change. A Worcester elder law attorney can help you address many of your concerns as you age through Medicaid planning and estate planning.

WHAT IS ELDER LAW?

An elder law attorney helps handle many of the issues faced by aging members of the population. By working with an elder law attorney, you will receive support from an experienced legal representative who understands your current needs and how they have changed as you age. Elder law attorneys will have specific experience on those particular issues, which can put them in a better position to provide you with critical advice about what options are available to you and what support you need.

WHAT CAN AN ELDER LAW ATTORNEY ASSIST ME WITH?

An elder law attorney can offer assistance with a variety of legal challenges that you may need to deal with as you age.

Estate Planning

Creating a will is only one vital element of estate planning. In addition to determining how you want your assets distributed after your death, you may want to plan things like guardianship for any minor or disabled adult children, a trust for family members that will help protect some of those vital funds for specific purposes, or even how you want to handle paying for your final expenses. An elder law attorney can provide you with vital advice that will help you make those crucial decisions.

Financial Planning

As you age, you may no longer have the ability to effectively handle many of your own financial transactions. Before you reach that point, you may want to make some financial arrangements that will help set you up for future financial success. You may also want to create a specific financial power of attorney, which will give a trusted individual the right to make financial transactions on your behalf. An elder law attorney can provide vital advice about how to select a power of attorney and what to include in your documentation.

Healthcare Planning

Sometimes, you may need to make advance plans for your healthcare needs, particularly if you know that you have health conditions that could cause you to deteriorate over time. If there are specific decisions you would like to have made on your behalf in the event that you cannot make those decisions for yourself, an elder law attorney can help you lay out those desires ahead of time. Furthermore, an elder law attorney can help you designate a medical power of attorney who can make those decisions on your behalf.

Long-Term Care Facility Planning and Challenges

Moving into a long-term care facility is hard for everyone. With an elder law attorney, however, you can make informed decisions about the options available to you. An elder law attorney can also explain your rights as a resident of a nursing home and what you can expect when you move into a local facility. Furthermore, if you face challenges like nursing home abuse or neglect as you move into your long-term care facility, an elder law attorney can help you learn more about your right to compensation and the options you may have.

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ELDER RELATED LEGAL MATTERS YOU SHOULD DISCUSS

Sometimes, seniors may try to sweep legal concerns under the rug until they absolutely have to deal with them. However, as you get older, there are some legal matters you should certainly discuss with your attorney and with your family members.

  • Who do you want to make medical decisions for you if you cannot make them for yourself? What about financial decisions?
  • How do you want to handle the distribution of your assets after your death?
  • What is important to you when it comes to nursing home selection and planning?
  • How do you plan to afford the cost of long-term care as you age?

 

WHEN SHOULD I START WORKING WITH AN ELDER LAW ATTORNEY?

You may want to start working with an elder law attorney as you start to enter your golden years. Once you’ve retired, it’s time to swap to an elder law attorney for many of your legal needs! You should also consult with an elder law attorney if:

  • You have a serious health condition with the potential to deteriorate quickly, and you want to ensure that your desires are met with regards to treatment.
  • You are ready to move into a nursing home and want to make sure that you know your rights and responsibilities, or have questions about how you will manage payment for the nursing home.
  • You need to revisit your will, durable power of attorney, or any other important legal documents.

 

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Are you ready to find a Worcester elder law attorney who will help meet your estate planning, health care preparation, and financial planning needs? Contact us today to learn more about our solutions and services.

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