Our Elder Law Attorneys Help Seniors & Their Families
Seniors face an array of challenges that the Maryland elder law attorneys at Frame & Frame handle on their behalf. We are experienced in managing all aspects of elder law to help achieve the best possible outcome for seniors and their families. The statutes change frequently regarding trusts, capital gains, estate planning, probate, guardianships, senior living, life planning and long-term care. Medicare, Medicaid, and Veteran’s benefits eligibility guidelines change frequently as well. Partnering with an elder law attorney with compassion and legal acumen goes a long way toward achieving peace of mind. The Maryland elder law attorneys at Frame & Frame have the experience and resources necessary to help you work through your legal matters. We represent senior clients in Maryland. Read on to learn more about the many aspects of our elder law practice. Contact us online to get started on solving your elder law challenges.
Clients Bring Us Their Worries and We Provide Elder Law Solutions
Elder law deals with a variety of legal issues typically faced by individuals as they age. For instance, asset protection is a big concern for seniors who have worked and saved all their lives. Rising medical problems, hospital stays, independent living, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities are suddenly big concerns because of rising costs and rising need. Whether you are taking steps now planning for the future or are dealing with a current financial or healthcare crisis, our Maryland elder law attorneys can help you solve problems and meet your goals. As clients leave our office, we can see their worries visibly lift from their shoulders. Often, we hear “I didn’t know I could do that. You have just taken a huge load off of my mind”
Will Your Life Savings & Children’s Inheritance Be Spent on Long Term Care?
The AARP suggests that more than 70% of seniors will require some form of long-term care. The median cost of skilled nursing home care in Maryland is nearly $10,000 per month. Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover the costs associated with long-term care services. These costs can quickly diminish a life time of savings. That’s why long-term care and Medicaid Planning is key.
Thinking about the need for long-term care may be uncomfortable. Thinking about how you are going to pay for it can be even more unsettling. Our Free Guide to Long Term Care & Medicaid Planning shows you strategies for long-term care, Medicaid planning, and other tools and legal instruments that can help you avoid any crisis.
Our Elder Law Services are Geared to Resolving the Problems of Seniors
Our approach to elder law covers nearly every need you may have, including:
- Asset protection and long-term care planning
- Addressing end-of-life wishes through legal tools such as a living will, healthcare directives, powers of attorney, trusts,
- Probate and estate administration
- Choosing the right nursing home or senior care facility
- Establishing and updating an estate plan
- Protection from elder abuse and exploitation
- Legal guardianships
Veterans Benefits, Pension, and Aid and Attendance
Are you a military veteran with a Veterans Administration pension? Are you a survivor who may be entitled to VA pension or Aid & Attendance benefits? We can determine whether you are eligible for additional benefits and help you secure the maximum amount you are entitled to receive. If you are eligible, VA pension benefits can help you pay for the care that you need.
Planning for Long Term Care
Medicaid assistance may be invaluable for someone facing the need for long-term care who may not wish to exhaust his or her assets to pay for it and losing the family home may not be necessary. But, the Maryland Medical Assistance Program has strict rules for eligibility. To obtain benefits, you must meet eligibility tests in three different areas including income, assets and medical.
Medicaid eligibility is strictly tied to financial need. However, through proper planning, you can spend down your resources and qualify for Medicaid without going broke in the process. Our experienced elder law attorneys can help you develop a plan to hold on to the maximum amount of your assets while implementing a Medicaid eligibility plan. We can also represent you in the process of applying for benefits with the Maryland Department of Human Resources and your local Department of Social Services. Additionally, we can guide you through the process of applying with a local agency for assistance in paying for community-based care, at-home care, or assisted living through one of the many Medicaid Waiver programs that may be available to you.