Planning For Long-Term Care In Florida
No one likes to think that someday they may need long-term care. However, long-term care may become necessary after a serious injury or when it is no longer possible to provide adequate care in the home for a loved one diagnosed with dementia or another chronic illness. If you are anticipating the possible need for long-term care or are in immediate need for long-term care, we can help.
Whether you are seeking urgent or proactive long-term care planning assistance in Florida, the Law Office of Marilyn C. Belo in Gainesville can be your trustworthy source of personalized information and guidance. You may be anticipating your own needs or grappling with a family member’s situation after a stroke or any medical crisis. I am attorney Marilyn C. Belo, also known as Lynn. My staff and I welcome your inquiry.
Understanding Your Options And Putting Plans In Order
In a nutshell, long-term care planning involves being prepared for possible medical conditions or unanticipated circumstances that may happen to an individual of any age. It is wise to prepare for any of a range of possibilities, such as physical or cognitive disabilities.
To be ready for long-term care if you need it someday, it is beneficial to identify alternatives and adjust your estate plan accordingly. One possible solution is to pursue benefits through a public benefits program, such as Medicare or Medicaid. It may be possible to qualify for government assistance through the organization and structuring of your assets. The sooner you can plan for long-term care, the better. More options may be available to you at that time. However, even if the need for long-term care is imminent, I can provide valuable support and guidance.
Let Me Hear Your Story, And I Will Share What I Know
I am ready and eager to share with you ways that you can incorporate long-term care planning into your overall estate plan. Planning should ideally include appointing people to assist you in the process if at some time you become disabled.
Depending on the timing of your plans, answers may include one or more of the following:
- Learning about common long-term care scenarios and funding options
- Creating powers of attorney
- Establishing one or more trusts
- Understanding the rules about the use and gifting of assets before you can qualify for Medicaid