Finding The Care You Or Your Elderly Loved One Needs
As you or a loved one ages, you may need extra help or guidance with legal issues. The elderly have specific legal needs that go beyond estate planning. These needs include matters regarding long-term care, guardianship, powers of attorney, Medicare and Medicaid planning and possibly abuse. That is where an elder law attorney can help.
At Wyrough Law Firm, we understand the issues facing our elderly clients. We have helped many people in the Florida Panhandle find answers to the complicated questions regarding how to make sure they receive the care they need while protecting their assets. Contact us to see how we can help you.
Planning For Your Future Care
We know that eventually, we will all probably need assistance caring for ourselves. Unfortunately, that care can cost quite a bit, especially if you did not plan for it in advance. We can help you or your loved one plan for a time they may not be able to make their own decisions. If they need long-term care provided by assisted living or a nursing home, we can help you review all your financial options.
In Florida, Medicaid may help pay for nursing home care if your loved one qualifies financially. The rules regarding Medicaid are complex, and we recommend you talk to an elder law attorney before making any decisions. We can certainly help you navigate this process and advise you regarding what to do with certain assets.
Do You Suspect Abuse?
If you have a loved one living in a long-term care facility like a nursing home, you probably worry about what kind of care they receive. At the very least, you hope the staff treats them with respect and attends to their needs. Florida has strict laws prohibiting:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
If you suspect someone is abusing or neglecting your loved one, talk to us immediately to discuss your options for reporting the abuse and taking any other action.