One aspect of care that seniors and their loved ones often overlook and fail to prepare for adequately ahead of time is the prospect of having to pay for long-term care. Medical science has made great strides in extending our lives. The care that extension requires can be very expensive, however. It can all too readily deplete a parent or other senior loved one's savings and assets or leave him or her with very little or no choices.
There are steps that can be taken to prepare for the financial burden of long-term care. Medicaid and other government benefits may be able to help your loved one meet the costs of long-term care. We can help maximize the available benefit while working to protect and preserve the assets your loved ones worked so hard for over the course of their lives.
With proper planning and guidance, the impact of long-term care costs can be managed to ensure that your loved one is able to afford the care he or she needs.
Decades Of Experience Helping Seniors And Their Loved Ones
At Brown Paindiris & Scott, our attorneys understand that more and more people are facing the challenges of long-term care. From choosing the right facility to paying for it and maximizing the various available government benefits, it is wise to secure the representation of attorneys who have the skill and experience to be able to place your senior loved one in the most secure possible situation financially and otherwise. Our firm's quality of representation has been recognized in many ways over the decades, including receiving an AV* Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell's peer-review rating system, the highest available rating.
Attorney Simon J. Lebo focuses on long-term care options and other elder law issues.
There are many levels of long-term care options, including:
- Nursing home – A residential setting with full medical care and many other available services.
- Board and care – A better quality residential environment of limited size.
- Assisted living – A residential living for seniors without the medical care of a nursing home.
- Retirement community – Residential living for seniors in an independent setting.
- Care at home – Regular visits to the senior's home by a home health care assistant to monitor the senior's health and provide assistance with basic household responsibilities.
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When you are concerned about long-term care options and how to afford them, skilled and experienced counsel can help you effectively navigate the labyrinth of long-term care options. The lawyers of Brown Paindiris & Scott have decades of experience helping seniors across Connecticut. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our Hartford long-term care lawyers, call 860-266-4278 or toll free at 877-783-5367, or contact us online.
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