Of all the responsibilities and duties you have as a Caregiver, none is more important than the legal and financial decisions you make for your patient to lead a life of dignity and not have to worry that Alzheimer’s or Dementia will take everything you have and leave you or your patient penniless.
With a well-drafted estate plan in place, you’ll ensure that your estate passes to whom you want, when you want, and is carried out in the manner you’ve chosen. You can rest assured that your family will not have to endure the public process and costly matter of probate. The government won’t be able to take what you’ve spent a lifetime building. But you need to be aware of the many options that exist in the estate planning process.
There are many things to consider when you are trying to weave in and out of the legal hurdles that we all eventually have to face when it comes to the estate planning process and protecting what you and your patient have spent a lifetime building.
Some of the legal matters to consider are:
- Asset Protection
- Elder Law & Medicare & Medicaid
- Estate & Financial Planning
- Incapacitation Planning
- Ira & Retirement Planning
- Legacy Planning
- Special Needs Planning
- Will & Living Trust Planning
- Trust Administration & Probate Planning
- Veterans Benefits
All these legal matters are best handled by a specialized and experienced Elder Care Attorney.
If you or your patient is a Veteran, there is a lot of help available for you through the VA. However in order to go through the 27 page plus application process, you again would be well advised to contact an Elder Care Attorney, As the process alone can be very confusing and time consuming. But very well worth the effort, as the VA offers a very generous benefits package to those who qualify. An Elder Care Attorney can help get you through the process with as little pain as possible, and well worth the conversation.
The Alzheimer’s Research Association works with only the best of the best when it comes to attorneys who specialize in Elder Care Law. Since every state has its own rules and laws governing Elder Care Law, and because attorneys have to be licensed in the state in which they practice, there is not one single attorney that would be able to handle each and every case that is in need of assistance.
The Alzheimer’s Research Association has combed the country, researched and qualified every attorney that we recommend.
If you would like to learn more about how you can protect your assets, find out how you maybe able to afford and manage payments for long term care, or create an Estate Plan, please fill out the form below and we here at the Alzheimer’s Research Association will make sure a qualified attorney contacts you to help you find the answers that best suit your needs.
There is no cost or obligation for the service.
The information you provide to us will be treated with the utmost respect and with your confidentiality guaranteed by the Alzheimer’s Research Association. You will only be contacted by an expert in the field that you have requested information for. We value our members and visitors, and will continually to strive to earn your trust.
Unfortunately the old saying is true: If you fail to plan, you automatically plan to fail.
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