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Long-Term Care Planning

Plan Your Future With A Long-Term Care Plan

Planning for the future of your financial and medical needs is commonly referred to as long-term care planning. This process is typically very complex, and people often find it advantageous to consult with an elder law attorney.

Kentucky ElderLaw, PLLC, located in Louisville and Bowling Green, can help ensure that your medical and financial wishes are fulfilled.

Some of the areas we can assist with are:

  • Asset protection is a vital part of long-term care planning. It can protect your finances and assets, even when you are in an expensive nursing home.
  • Medicaid will pay for the nursing home for those who qualify. It is a needs-based or entitlement program: you must meet the income and assets criteria set by the federal government and the state where you live.
  • VA benefits are benefits for veterans and their surviving spouses through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These benefits are available even if the veteran did not retire from the military or serve overseas and, in many cases, even if they did not suffer injuries while on duty.
  • A durable power of attorney is a legal document that authorizes one person to act on behalf of another person. It is crucial to create a power of attorney that allows for long-term care planning.
  • A health care surrogate(also known as a health care power of attorney) is a person who makes medical decisions for you when you can no longer communicate with your doctor.
  • A will is often the first thing people think of when they think of long-term care planning as it is the document where you state who gets your belongings when you die.
  • A living will states your wishes about the use of artificial life. Having a solid living will can save your family a lot of grief and give them peace of mind.

Get A Free Consultation With A Lawyer

Start your long-term care planning today by scheduling a free, confidential consultation with Kentucky ElderLaw, PLLC. We will work with you every step of the way in your planning. Reach our office in Louisville by calling 502-581-1111. Contact our office in Bowling Green at 270-467-0002. Or, send our law offices an email.