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What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a needs-based medical insurance option created by the government for people 65 and older or those declared disabled. Medicaid can be used to cover the costs of general health care as well as long-term care. For older adults, Medicaid can help pay for long-term care in the home, a nursing home, or assisted living facility.

Because Medicaid is a needs-based benefit, many middle-income people don’t consider it. They don’t believe that they will qualify. It’s true that to be eligible for the Medicaid program, you must meet strict financial requirements. But, with the right planning, Medicaid can be a viable payment source for long-term care – without unnecessary impoverishment of either the older adult who needs care or the spouse.

Crisis Care Planning

While being proactive offers more options, it is never too late to do Medicaid or veterans planning. Even in a medical crisis, when a spouse or parent is entering a nursing home immediately, we can help reduce the time it takes to qualify and minimize the financial burden with compassionate advice during an emotional time. Many Medicaid and Veterans Administration-approved paths can be employed in a crisis to qualify applicants for long-term care while preserving assets.

Crisis Care Planning helps with the following circumstances:

A Medical Emergency

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Aneurism

An Accident

  • Fall
  • Car wreck
  • Fire in the home
  • Medication mistake

A Discovery

Your Loved One is …

  • Wandering
  • Malnourished
  • Unable to provide self-care
  • Becoming agitated or aggressive

How to Get Started

Get help today. Find out how Nugen Law’s Medicaid planning attorneys, Elder Care Coordinator (geriatric care managers), and Crisis Care Planning can benefit you and your loved ones in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Florida. Call 260 925-3738 or email us to schedule your consultation. Ask us about our Renewal Care Planning Program.

Crisis Care Planning with Elder Care Coordination and Advocacy in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Florida

What is an Elder Care Coordinator?

Care coordination in a crisis

A Life Care Plan from Nugen Law includes the services of an Elder Care Coordinator who oversees the management of your loved one’s health and long-term care, serves as your advocate for quality care, and helps you make good decisions for your loved one every step of the way. Think of your Elder Care Coordinator as the general care manager of the team of providers dedicated to making your loved one’s life safe and their surroundings comfortable and familiar.

An Elder Care Coordinator:

  • Conducts care assessments to uncover potential problems and find solutions
  • Helps you locate and hire in-home help or other services
  • Coordinates with medical and health care providers
  • Reviews medical issues and offers referrals to other geriatric case managers in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, or Florida to provide appropriate care in a way that conserves financial resources
  • Helps you plan for the possibility of incapacity or disability
  • Provides support, guidance, and advocacy during a crisis
  • Assists with housing decisions and transitions, including moves to or from a long-term care facility
  • Provides education, counseling, and support
  • Works in collaboration with other members of the support team serving your loved one, including long-term care administrators, accountants, physicians, and financial planners, to ensure that the right professionals are helping you at the right time
  • Serves as an advocate for quality of care in long-term care facilities, including helping plan for care conferences
  • Empowers you to be an advocate for your loved one
  • Serves as a liaison for family decision-making, obtaining accurate and detailed information from health care providers, and communicating it to the entire family

Medicare & Insurance Support in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Florida

The Right Help at the Right Time

An annual drug plan review pays off in massive prescription cost savings.

Expert Help with Medicare and Insurance Plans

When you or your loved one have a Life Care Plan, you no longer have to deal with unexplained bills, confusing forms, and complicated health insurance decisions on your own. Your Life Care Plan gives you access to Nugen Law’s in-house Medicare and insurance expert. This service includes assistance evaluating your health and prescription drug coverage options during Medicare open enrollment each year.

No matter what challenge you face, our Medicare experts will help you understand your options and work to resolve every issue, including eligibility, benefits coverage, appeals, and changes resulting from legislation.

Nugen Law is more than a traditional estate planning and elder law firm. We are a Life Care Planning law firm focusing  on Legacy Care PlanningPre-Care PlanningAssisted Care PlanningCrisis Care Planning, and Probate. Our team has over 30 years of experience as reputable and respected attorneys serving clients in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Florida.

Protecting Families for a Lifetime with Legal & Care Resources

A Crisis Care Plan created by the elder law attorneys and Elder Care Coordinator at Nugen Law is your path to peace of mind. Don’t wait – get help today. Call 260 925-3738 or email us. Ask us about our Renewal Care Planning Program.

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