Estate planning and elder law combine to help us achieve peace of mind and accomplish important lifelong goals. The attorney you choose to create your plan is critical and should lead to a lasting and trusted relationship. After all, you are sharing highly personal information about your family and concerns about potential medical and financial emergencies.
No one wants to become a burden to their family members due to declining health or create challenges for their heirs after death. Making decisions in advance will make things much easier for your family. As attorneys, we specialize in helping clients with some of the most difficult decisions they will ever make.
Long-Term Care Planning in Florida
Long-term care planning is a legal strategy that helps individuals and families plan for the high cost of different health care services as they age. If you worry about the impact long-term care costs may have on your home, savings, and legacy, proper long-term care planning is the solution.
Long-term care services allow seniors to live as independently and safely as possible when they can no longer perform everyday tasks and activities. The annual median cost in 2023 for long-term care in Florida ranges from $60,700 to $122,500, depending on the level of care you need.
Paying for Long-Term Care with Florida Medicaid
Understanding how to pay for long-term care can be overwhelming. Depending on an individual’s need for care, there are some options to pay for in-home, assisted living, or nursing home care services. One is qualifying for Florida Medicaid.
Medicaid is a federal and state program, and the rules vary by state. Homeowner Legal Solutions, LP specializes in Florida Medicaid rules. If you or a loved one are concerned with the high cost of long-term care and qualifying for Medicaid, we can help. We handle the application and approval process, so you have benefits when you need them.
How to Qualify for Florida Medicaid Coverage
If you or a loved one live in South Florida, including Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Monroe, Lee, Collier, Orange, Osceola, or Hillsborough counties, and need Medicaid benefits, we start by looking at specific eligibility requirements.
To qualify for benefits, you must:
- Be over the age of 65; or
- Be pregnant or have a child 18 or under; or
- Be blind or disabled; or
- Have a child, parent, or spouse in your household who is blind or disabled; and
- Have an annual household income below a determined amount.
Some Florida families worry that they do not meet the household income level to qualify for care or are overwhelmed by the application process. Without the aid of Medicaid, the cost of a Florida nursing home can wipe out your family’s savings, retirement funds, inheritances for loved ones, or result in losing your home. Homeowner Legal Solutions, LP is on your side. We can create a plan that works best for your health care needs.
Homeowner Legal Solutions, LP was founded by Robert Gioia and Stephanie Balint. Our team of attorneys has over 40 years of combined experience in real estate and title services, insurance law, and property damage claims. After representing thousands of families, business owners, and real estate professionals, we realized how important it is for them to take the next step and protect their property through estate planning. If you want to preserve the assets you worked so hard to purchase and insure, talk to us about your family and business goals today.