Elder Law, Asset Protection & Life Care Planning
Elder Law Attorneys in Palm Coast
The average cost of full-time long-term care in Florida is approximately $100,000 per year. Government programs exist to help offset these tremendous costs. Sound legal counsel from a knowledgeable lawyer can help protect what you have worked so hard to obtain. Our goal is to help you plan for the future and protect your retirement and savings.
About Our Elder Law and Asset Protection Program
Our aging population faces unique issues that previous generations did not have to confront, including disability, estate planning, and health care costs. A very real concern among elderly and aging people is the possibility or probability of outliving their savings, particularly in light of the tremendous costs of long term care.
At Chiumento Dwyer Hertel Grant, we help our clients plan for the future. Our firm was established in 1973 and our Palm Coast elder law attorneys have decades of experience in this practice area. We work with individuals to educate them about their rights, and we know the ins and outs of government programs available to assist you.
How We Help With Elder Law
Elder law is the area of practice focused on issues that affect elderly people. Those issues include estate planning, asset protection planning, probate, trust administration, VA benefits planning, Medicaid planning, disability, long-term care issues, and guardianship.
Our Florida lawyers are knowledgeable in elder law matters. We help people in Palm Coast protect their assets, provide for their loved ones, and plan for the future. Elder law and estate planning matters can be complex. Our dedicated elder law team has the training, skills and experience to provide sound legal advice and effective representation to our clients.
How We Help With Asset Protection
The greatest threat to the savings and assets of the elderly is the high cost of long-term care. Government programs exist that can help offset these astronomical costs, but you may need legal assistance in deciphering and obtaining available benefits and taking advantage of the rights you have earned because of your age.
Elder law attorneys with Chiumento Dwyer Hertel Grant, can advise you of your options, offer sound legal advice, and assist you in pursuing the benefits you are entitled to receive or the benefits you become entitled to receive with proper planning. We can help you with a Medicaid application or pursue VA Aid and Attendance Benefits. Our seasoned attorneys can advise you and help you establish a financial plan that provides the greatest protection for your assets in the future.
Life Care Planning
We offer a range of legal services, care and support for elderly clients and their families as they face the challenges of aging, long-term illness and disability. Our goal is to make sure your loved one gets the quality care he or she needs at home or in an assisted living facility. We can also help you identify public and private sources to pay for long-term care.
Medicaid Application Assistance
Medicaid is a program jointly funded and administered by federal and state governments, providing medical assistance to people in financial need. In order to qualify, you must file an application and the required documentation. Our Florida elder law attorneys are well-versed in Medicaid requirements. We can prepare your application and handle all follow-up issues to increase your chances of being approved for Medicaid assistance. In many cases, our efforts speed up the process of securing Medicaid assistance.
According to the Florida Health Care Association, approximately 73,000 people reside in long-term care facilities in Florida, and Medicaid covers approximately 60 percent of their costs. If you or your loved one is in need of assisted living care, Palm Coast elder law attorneys with Chiumento Dwyer Hertel Grant, can assist you with your Medicaid planning. With the help of our knowledgeable estate planning team, you may be able to legally reduce your assets in order to qualify for nursing home care coverage under Medicaid.
VA Aid/Attendant Care
As reported by the Senior Veterans Service Alliance, VA Aid and Attendance Benefits are available to wartime veterans and their spouses who are 65 and older with no requirement of disability. However, the application process can be complex, particularly when long-term care costs are involved. Our Florida attorneys have the knowledge and experience to assist you with your application and increase your chances of earning eligibility for these benefits. Our attorneys are VA accredited to provide advice for the VA aid and attendance care application.
Choose Our Elder Law, Life Care Planning and Asset Protection Legal Team
Chiumento Dwyer Hertel Grant, attorneys are respected, experienced, knowledgeable, and committed to our clients. You need sound legal advice when planning for the long term future, and our dedicated elder law attorneys can provide it. Contact our firm to speak with an experienced lawyer and gain the peace of mind of knowing your financial future has been well planned.