In 2014, the average annual nursing home cost was approximately $81,000. It is expected that this cost will rise approximately 4.5% per year in the foreseeable future. A recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that 70% of senior citizens will require some type of long term care during their lives. Long term care is not limited to nursing home care, but also can include residential care, health aide services and hospice care.
Elder Law, unlike most subspecialties of law, is defined by the group of people it serves. Each experience with us is catered uniquely to protecting your assets and planning your Medicare services needs. At Earwood, Moore, Carpenter & Guy, we provide comprehensive legal services to seniors and their families to assist throughout this transitional period.
We know it is frustrating to work with government agencies on issues such as Social Security, Veterans Benefits, and Medicare. In addition to navigating the health industry and choosing long term health facilities, families are often faced with guardianship. Our team of legal professionals will provide you and your family guidance, protection, and peace of mind to ensure the last years of your life are what you envisioned them to be.
Our Elder Services include:
- Estate Planning
- Guardianship/Capacity issues
- Asset Protection and Distribution
- Medicare Planning
- Health Directives
- Social Security
- Veteran Benefits
- Choosing a long term health facility
- Nursing home and assisted living litigation
- Adult Protective Services matters
- End of life decisions
- Powers of Attorney
- Asset protection planning
If you or a loved one are facing the need for long term care, or if you are taking a forward-thinking approach and planning ahead, the Estate Planning and Elder Law attorneys at Earwood, Moore, Carpenter and Guy can make the process less daunting. Call today to schedule your consultation.