While there is no specific legal definition for elder law, the focus is on a specific type of client – seniors.
Elder law issues range from “traditional” estate planning issues of preservation and transfer of assets and planning for incapacity, to planning for possible long-term care needs, which can include coordinating private and public (Medi-Cal and/or Veterans benefits) resources to finance the cost of care, locating the appropriate type of care, or working to ensure the right to quality care.
Older people have unique legal needs—and we understand the importance of making wise decisions and will take the time to get to know you, your family, your financial situation, your personal needs and your concerns about the future.
Our essential elder law focus is to ensure the autonomy of our clients and enhance their quality of life as they age.
The majority of seniors will find themselves in a nursing home at some point in their lives. Medicare does NOT pay for long-term nursing home care, which in California averages $10,000 per month, and results in many middle-class families spending their life savings within one year of moving into a nursing home.
Careful planning, whether in advance or in response to an unanticipated need for care, can help protect you, your estate and your loved ones, while maintaining your independence and dignity.
Medi-Cal has become the primary provider of funds for long-term care in the State of California. Before applying for assistance from Medi-Cal, it is a good idea to speak with an elder law attorney to avoid making costly mistakes.
The Medi-Cal eligibility rules are strict, and mistakes are easy to make. The consequences can result in long delays of obtaining benefits, penalties for giving away assets and full denial of benefits.
Our firm’s unique focus on elder law planning will help you find the right legal and senior care solutions for you or a loved one facing long-term care needs and expenses.
Like most elder law attorneys we do not and cannot specialize in all areas covered by “elder law.” We focus our practice to provide customized Elder Law advice, guidance and assistance with the following:
Our 20-year commitment to serving the elder planning needs of the greater Sacramento and foothills areas is well-known. We would be delighted to help you create just the right Elder Protection Plan so that you can live in comfort, with independence, dignity, and peace of mind.