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Entering a Nursing Home

Planning for
Nursing Home Care

If you’re entering a nursing home, you know how expensive it can be. Without an estate plan, the monthly costs could wipe out your savings and more for you and your spouse. But we can work with you right now to help you navigate long-term care and protect your assets.

Schedule a free meeting with one of our experts to learn more.

Managing
a Difficult Time

Moving yourself or a family member into a nursing home is an emotionally difficult time. You shouldn’t have to add the financial difficulty of losing your savings or home. We have been helping Ohioans manage the transition to nursing facilities for more than 12 years. And you can be sure that our attorneys have the experience and focus to help protect your assets and support your family through these trying times.

Putting Your Plan Together

Creating or updating an estate plan when you’re entering a nursing home isn’t just about managing the monthly costs. It’s also about making sure those long-term care costs don’t drain away everything you spent a lifetime building.

Building an effective plan may include:

Power of Attorney

Be sure a person you trust has the ability to make important decisions for you if you can’t.

Updated Will

If it’s been a while since you made your will or you used a template to do so, it’s time to update.

IRA Tax Planning

If you have an IRA, you’ll want to consider how you can keep it from being lost to long-term care costs.

Asset Protection Planning

Protect your life’s work from medical and long-term care costs.

Medicaid Benefits Planning

Get help with qualifications, assistance, and understanding waivers.

Nursing Home Protection

Manage long-term care events and protect assets from high prices.

Veterans Benefits

Our VA-accredited attorneys can help veterans and their families get the benefits they deserve.

Heart

Use our Lifetime Support to easily change plans when your life changes.

Thoughts from People We’ve Helped

Entering a nursing home can be stressful. It helps to have a team that is dedicated to helping you ensure everyone’s needs are met. Here are a few words from other families we’ve helped.

” There was none of the arrogance you get with a lot of law firms. It was just a great experience.”

-Hal Ackley, West Liberty OH

” With AlerStallings you’re getting top-notch attorneys that are there for your family’s best interest, not theirs.”

-Don Brown, Piqua OH

” We would challenge anyone to find a more comprehensive firm in the practice of Elder Law. ”

-Emerson and Joanne Lake, Middlesburg Heights OH

” There was none of the arrogance you get with a lot of law firms. It was just a great experience.”

-Hal Ackley, West Liberty OH

” With AlerStallings you’re getting top-notch attorneys that are there for your family’s best interest, not theirs.”

-Don Brown, Piqua OH

” We would challenge anyone to find a more comprehensive firm in the practice of Elder Law. ”

-Emerson and Joanne Lake, Middlesburg Heights OH

Keeping Our Focus on You

 

For more than 12 years, AlerStallings has been focused exclusively on estate planning and elder care.

We’ve helped thousands of people manage complex and emotional situations.

 

And we couldn’t do it without heart. Each of us is committed to helping you make the best decisions for you and your family.

Let us help you leave the

legacy you want.

Your Questions Answered

Having questions is not only common, it’s expected. With that in mind, we put together a list of some of the questions we get asked most often.

Elder law is an area of practice that focuses on issues affecting the aging population. An elder law attorney helps clients prepare for a more secure future by proactive planning focusing on protecting their autonomy and quality of life. Often times, an elder law attorney helps clients navigate complex Medicaid, VA and long-term care insurance laws.

These allow you to appoint someone you know and trust to make your personal health care and financial decisions even when you cannot. If you are incapacitated without these legal documents, then you and your family will be involved in a probate proceeding known as a guardianship and conservatorship. This is the court proceeding where a judge determines who should make these decisions for you under the ongoing supervision of the court.

We understand this is a tough situation and often parents don’t think they need help. But it is situations just like this that your parents appointed you to step in help. Whether it be via their healthcare or financial powers of attorney, it’s now your responsibility to make sure mom or dad is receiving the support they need.

No, Medicare does not provide long-term care or custodial care.

This is a great time to start planning