As we age, it’s important to start taking steps to ensure that our futures and our legacies remain bright. While it may never quite feel like the “right” time to plan for a time when we are unable to communicate our wishes, we can achieve a greater sense of peace and control over our futures if we complete a few simple steps right now.
Those steps start with contacting a Spokane elder law attorney at Legacy Law Group. With the help of one of our experienced attorneys, you’ll be able to set up plans in regard to your long-term care and health that hold legal weight. Not only can this give you peace of mind but it will give your family the direction they need to look after you.
Our elder law attorneys will help you set up a plan for your long-term care so that your family can follow your wishes if you are not able to articulate them. Our team will also help with your Advance Directives, which instruct medical professionals on the types of care you do and don’t want when you’re unable to communicate that. We’ll help you set up Medicaid trusts so that your beneficiaries have access to certain assets.
Take a look below to learn more about these legal services and give us a call to speak with a member of our team today.
Long-Term Care Planning
As medical advancements are allowing us to prolong our lifespan, we also have to consider that we may need long-term support at some point in the future. Our attorneys will help you discuss your vision for long-term care and help you explore your various options, such as in-home living, adult family homes, assisted living facilities, or skilled nursing facilities. Together, we’ll make sure you receive the support you need, no matter what the future may hold.
Planning for a time when you are unable to communicate your wishes can be upsetting, but it is critical to make sure your preferences are known and respected when the unthinkable eventually happens. We will meet with you to establish Advance Directives, such as a Health Care Directive and a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care—both of which inform medical professionals about which types of treatments or interventions you would (or wouldn’t) want to receive. Once Advance Directives are in place, you can breathe easier with the knowledge that your wishes will be upheld, no matter what the future brings.
If you have too many assets to qualify for Medicaid assistance, we can help you establish a Medicaid trust that enables you to set aside assets for your beneficiaries while allowing you to qualify for Medicaid benefits. There are a few restrictions associated with Medicaid trusts, we will make sure you fully understand these rules so that you can enjoy a greater sense of control over your future—and that of your loved ones.