Pre-Care Planning today puts you in the driver’s seat tomorrow. It’s not too early to start.
If you’re 50 or older and in good health, you may put off planning for the challenges of aging, long-term illness, and disability. You may not realize there is legal planning you can do right now to set the stage for a future lived out on your terms.
Pre-Care Planning Preserves Your Assets and Life Savings
Pre-Care Planning is an innovative strategy for the future that gives older adults an organized way to plan for their potential care needs. It’s ideal for individuals and couples age 50+ who want to get a head start on protecting family assets and laying the groundwork for their financial legacy.
Could Pre-Care Planning benefit you? It might if one of the following scenarios describes your situation:
- You are healthy and living at home with no assistance, and you want to plan ahead so you can age in the comfortable and familiar surroundings of your home
- You are concerned about the cost of future long-term care and want to avoid burdening your children or relatives
Our elder law attorneys customize pre-care plans to meet the needs of each client. They include elder law and estate planning services, along with asset protection strategies. We can help you develop the legal documents you’ll need for the future, including updated powers of attorney, wills, trusts, and more.
How to Get Started
Contact the elder law and estate planning lawyers at Nugen Law by calling 260 925-3738 or emailing us to schedule your confidential consultation and preserve your legacy. Our on-staff Elder Care Coordinator is ready to assist you, too. Ask us about our Renewal Care Planning Program.
Dedicated to the Well-Being of Older Adults in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Florida
What is Elder Law?
Elder law (also known as elder care) is a law practice area that caters to the needs of older adults and people with disabilities to ensure that their estate planning, medical, and housing needs are addressed as they age. The elder law lawyers at Nugen Law advise clients on a vast range of elder law matters, including:
- Planning for (and paying for) long-term care in the home or a long-term care facility
- Medicaid planning and Medicaid benefits
- Asset protection and transfer of wealth
- Wills and trusts
- Living wills and advance directives
- Social Security and retirement income planning
- Disability planning
- Veterans benefits, including VA Pension Aid and Attendance
- Surrogate decision-making, including durable powers of attorney, guardianship, and conservatorship
Medicaid Planning in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Florida: Protecting Quality of Life
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. Medicaid is available for those who don’t have the private funds to pay for their care.
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.
The customized pre-care plans created by our elder law lawyers include elder law services when designing and drafting estate planning documents.
Nugen Law is more than a traditional estate planning and elder law firm. We are a long-established Life Care Planning law firm focusing on Legacy Care Planning, Pre-Care Planning, Assisted Care Planning, Crisis Care Planning, and Probate, with clients regularly participating in Renewal Care Planning Program. 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 Pre-Care Plan created by the elder law attorneys and Elder Care Coordinator at Nugen Law is your path to peace of mind. Proactively planning for your future is never a bad idea. Call 260 925-3738 or email us. Ask us about our Renewal Care Planning Program.