Elder Law Services Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I be sure that my mom is getting appropriate, quality care?

The array of choices available to help care for an aging parent can be overwhelming.

Using the Life Care Planning model, we identify our clients’ present and future care needs. We then locate appropriate high quality care, and develop a plan to pay for that care with public and private resources.

How do my siblings and I resolve our differences about how to care for our aging parents?

The stress and emotional toll of caring for an aging loved one often leads to disagreements between family members.  These disagreements create tension in the family and may even prevent the elder from getting the care he or she needs.

 

We help families navigate these disagreements and reach a consensus about the best plan for caring for a loved one.

Is my dad entitled to Veterans Benefits to help with long term care expenses?

The Veterans Administration (VA) offers a wide range of services to help care for aging Veterans.  However, these benefits can be confusing and difficult to access.

 

We help you understand and access these Veterans Benefits and Services to help with long term care needs and expenses.

How do we pay for long term care?

With the cost of nursing home care between $6,500 and $10,000 a month in the greater Louisville area, many families struggle to pay for long term care for their loved ones.

 

At Elder Law Solutions, PLLC, we develop a care plan for our clients that preserves the elder’s quality of life and the family’s resources. We help our clients combine their own resources with public benefits such as Medicaid or Veterans Benefits to pay for long term care.

What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? Won’t Medicare pay for my husband’s nursing home care?

Many people incorrectly assume that Medicare will pay for nursing home care.  However, Medicare only pays for short term rehabilitation after a hospitalization or illness in certain circumstances.  Medicaid is a state and federal program that can pay for the cost of nursing home care when an individual does not have enough savings to afford an extended nursing home stay.

 

There are many misconceptions and false beliefs about qualifying for Medicaid.  While social workers, financial advisors, or even neighbors may offer advice about Medicaid, this area of law is extremely technical and constantly changing.  At Elder Law Solutions, PLLC, we possess the legal knowledge to guide you through the Medicaid process.

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Elder Law Solutions, PLLC

815 # 6, John Harper Hwy

Shepherdsville, KY 40165

 

E-mail: info@kyelderlawsolutions.com
Phone: (502) 955-1005
Toll Free:  (844) 839-2273 (CARE)