Top 4 Things You Should Know About Elder Planning In South Florida
One of the biggest issues facing clients coming into my Delray office for the first time is their perception of how I could help. Luckily the overwhelming majority of people who enter my office have the best intentions for their parents. Yet, they do not know what questions to ask and typically ask me to get them on Medicaid; the better question however is what they could do to avoid Medicaid other than as a last option.
Elder Care Planning requires a lot more than merely being an order taker; it takes a lot of time educating, establishing realistic goals and taking advantage of available programs. For example, understanding what programs exist in Palm Beach County, Florida and through the federal government. The majority are able to leave my office with piece of mind knowing that viable programs do exist and are attainable. The best questions I hear are:
1. What would you do if this was your parent?
2. What programs are available?
3. How should I prepare for Medicaid as a last option?
4. How am I paid and what should I expect?
Should one go on Medicaid? Often people believe Medicaid should cover all expenses simply by retaining me. Even if Medicaid eligible, the care typically desired is not type of care available. Other programs exist to subsidize a lot of the costs outside of Medicaid.
About Evan W. Turk Esq.
Evan W. Turk is the Managing Member of Principle Counsel, PL, based out of Delray Beach, Florida. Practice areas include Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wealth Management, Asset Protection, Business Transactions, Probate Law and Securities Litigation.
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