When elderly individuals need long-term care, Medicaid may be available to assist with the costs. Medicaid planning can protect family assets and the income of an independent spouse. This has become more important as costs for long-term care increase. In Ohio, the median cost for an assisted living facility is about $4,000 per month, but can easily reach up to $7,000 in Columbus.The complexity of Medicaid eligibly rules requires working with a knowledgeable lawyer. The Law Firm of Doty and Obenour LLC offers tailored advice to families in our community. Working closely with clients we are able to suggest options that meet their goals once we understand their financial picture. Often, Medicaid planning is a part of a broader estate planning conversation.The Benefits Of Planning AheadAsset protection planning avoids the need to give everything away to a nursing home. It ensures resources are available for a healthy spouse to continue living independently. It is a way to pass assets to children or loved ones while simultaneously taking advantage of available state benefits.With advanced planning, options exist to convert income and resources into non-countable assets. A simple error, however, can result in the denial of Medicaid benefits. We make sure this does not happen.Our attorneys work directly with clients at each step in the process. We not only help on the planning side, but we also assist in:
- Filing Medicaid applications
- Appealing coverage denials, if necessary
- Handling Medicaid Estate Recovery after a death
For clients with Medicare and Social Security questions, we help find answers.
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