Time to Start Thinking About Long Term Care
Addressing Future Possibilities
Long term care is an issue that should be addressed if you are reviewing the topic of elder law. As we reach the twilight of our lives, we may reach a point where we can no longer fully care for ourselves. We may need long term care in the manner of medical, housekeeping, social or rehabilitative services. Long term care may be provided in a nursing home, assisted living facility or as in-home care for an elderly person. In some cases, benefits may be provided for long term care through
Medicaid, Medicare or
Social Security. In New York, one may also purchase long term care insurance.
Would you like to discuss your options in regard to long term care? You don’t want to have any loose ends or unfortunate surprises down the road. Planning for this is one of the most important steps you can take in establishing a workable course of action for the future. Our legal team at Melnik Law Group, PLLC can offer you information, guidance and legal representation in the various matters that may arise in this regard.
Determining Eligibility for Long Term Care Benefits
Depending on your particular situation, you may be eligible for long term care benefits through Medicaid, Medicare or an insurance program. You may qualify for government-provided benefits depending on your income, assets, age and health. Some long term care services that may be covered may include: medication, doctor visits, clinic services, home care, personal care aides, laboratory tests, transportation to medical appointments, medical equipment, physical therapy and mental health services.
Finding out what options you have in regard to long term care and establishing a viable plan are important if you want to be sure that your assets are protected and your family well cared for in the future. The Melnik Law Group, PLLC helps clients throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan and all of New York City. If that is anywhere near your residence, we urge you to
contact attorney Melnik at our firm for the help you need.