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Elder Law/Medicaid Planning
South Shore Elder Law Attorney

Elder law involves representing, counseling, and assisting seniors and their families with a variety of legal issues, everything from estate planning to securing adequate, affordable long-term care. Our primary goal in this area of the law is to promote independence and the highest possible quality of life for our clients. We take a holistic approach to helping our clients accomplish this, by gaining a thorough understanding of their unique legal, medical, financial, social and family issues.

We also use our mastery of the laws surrounding Medicaid eligibility and Veteran’s Benefits to help our clients qualify for assistance to help pay for nursing home care. We can show you how to receive this assistance without having to spend down all of your assets or exhaust your life savings.

The plan we design for you can accomplish all of the following and more:

  • Remain in complete control of your assets while you are alive
  • Ensure you and your spouse will receive adequate medical care should either of you become disabled or incapacitated
  • Protect your family and assets against the high cost of nursing home care
  • Ensure your wishes regarding your level of health care in an emergency will be carried out

Services to help you plan for the future include:

  • Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxy
  • Wills
  • Homestead Declarations
  • Trusts
  • Long-Term Care Planning (Stretching out your assets to keep you at home for as long as possible – combining financial planning with medical planning and Veteran’s Benefits.)

Services to address your immediate needs and concerns, including:

  • MassHealth applications
  • Locate appropriate nursing home or assisted living facility
  • Advocate with hospital staff and insurance companies
  • Find a suitable Geriatric Care Manager who can analyze your needs and coordinate necessary services so that you can continue living at home
  • Find an Alzheimer’s Coach who can teach family members how to interact with and care for your declining loved one in order to maintain as loving and enjoyable a relationship as possible
  • Match you with a Special Needs Advocate who can assist your child with finding appropriate housing and day programs

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