Elder Law services for Northwest Indiana families
Elder Law helps clients and their family members plan for a variety of issues commonly faced when caring for senior citizens. Our elder law services help clients with Medicaid planning, guardianship, special needs planning, long-term care planning, and associated powers of attorney.
We strongly recommend proactive elder law plans. Often a client engages an attorney for elder law help in reaction to an sudden issue with a spouse, parent, or other family member. Proactive Elder Law plans can alleviate challenges a person faces when an issue comes out of the blue that causes an extended stay in a nursing home or rehab center.
Elder Law Services Available at CCSK
Nursing home planning
Power of attorney
The key elements of Elder Law plans are proper documents that appoint decision makers. Two of those documents are a Financial (or Durable) Power of Attorney, and a Medical Power of Attorney.
Additionally, a proper plan assesses asset types, values, and how they are owned. Indiana allows certain assets to be protected from spend-down before Medicaid contributes to long-term care expenses. Spouses enjoy higher levels of protection with Spousal Impoverishment Protection rules.
Many people have heard stories of houses lost to the government, or nursing homes taking all of a person’s money. The five-year look back and gifting rules add more confusion. There are solutions that allow you to stay in charge and to control how to spend funds.
To learn more about things you can do to stay ahead of future challenges, meet with our Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorneys. To schedule your complimentary, 30-minute consultation call (219) 200-3902.