When will Medicaid pay for an assisted living facility or nursing home?
Will I have enough to cover all of my expenses?
The cost of long-term care is devastating. We’re here to help guide you through the process.
When it comes to long-term care, seniors in Florida face a tough reality.
Statistically, 7 out of 10 people will need some type of long-term care.
The cost of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are astronomical, and rise every year.
In Coral Springs, Florida the average cost of a private room in a nursing home is $10,904 per month (Source). With an average stay of 3 years, that is $392,544.
Very few people can afford that. Can you?
Most families don’t know that there are programs available in Florida to help pay for a loved one’s nursing home care.
Our attorneys use every legal tool available to craft a plan that will allow you to protect your assets and still qualify for a Medicaid program specifically created to assist paying for your long-term care needs.
Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that offers many different benefits. It includes two programs that will assist seniors with paying for long-term care needs, whether they are at home, in an assisted living facility, or even in a nursing home.
Medicaid is the largest provider of financial assistance for nursing home residents in the United States.
When applying for Medicaid, you must meet strict asset and income requirements. Sadly, many people apply for Medicaid without knowing these limitations, and are penalized by being denied benefits for a period of time.
You don’t want to venture into Medicaid planning alone. It is a difficult, bureaucratic process with many rules, regulations, and qualifications.
Our experienced team will navigate this journey with you, helping you plan and prepare for future long-term care needs.
In Florida, Medicaid covers a number of needs for seniors, including care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, home health care, and day programs.
The programs within Medicaid include:
Many factors play into Medicaid eligibility. Our attorneys will review these with you, including:
There are many solutions we look at when determining how to cover the cost of long-term care:
Proper asset protection planning before you are sick, long-term care insurance, Veterans Benefits, and Medicaid Benefits.
These are all options that our experienced team will explore with you.
Even if your loved one is already in a nursing home, it’s not too late.
We guide you through the process so you and your loved ones are ready for whatever tomorrow brings.
There are a lot of misunderstandings when it comes to receiving Medicaid benefits.
Here are a few of the common questions we receive:
Get the help and guidance you need
Talking about going into a nursing home with your spouse or with aging parents is not an easy conversation.
At Friedman Elder Law & Estate Planning Department, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of elders in Coral Springs, Ft. Lauderdale, and throughout the State of Florida.
Whether it’s proactive planning for many years from now or crisis planning to manage assets after your loved one is already in need of care, we are committed to providing the best possible solutions—now and in the future.