Serving Clients and their Families throughout the Greater Boston Area
With health care costs on the rise and most of the elder population in Massachusetts living on a fixed income, it is increasingly important for individuals to anticipate future health care needs and, to the extent possible, plan in advance for these needs. A significant number of elderly individuals in Massachusetts are, or will be, confronted with the need for assisted living and/or long-term care. Our Massachusetts Elder Law attorneys understand these challenges and can assist with legal issues surrounding elder care.
Massachusetts Elder Law Attorneys
OurMassachusetts elder law attorneys handle legal and financial issues affecting the elder population of Massachusetts, including, but not limited to:
- Estate Planning
- Medicaid Planning
- Medicaid Application
- Reverse Mortgage
Many financing alternatives have emerged in response to the growing cost of health care needs in order to protect a healthy spouse from being forced to expend all of the couple’s shared resources for the care of one spouse. These financing alternatives also protect children who have to bear the expense of their parents’ care. However, many of the alternatives are only effective if employed prior to the onset of a need for assisted living and/or long-term care.
Focus of Elder Law Lawyers at Simmons & Schiavo
- Educating clients with regard to the various types of care available (either at home, in an assisted living facility, or in a nursing home) and the relative costs of such care
- Analyzing each individual client’s current resources
- Informing clients of the various alternatives available to them to cover the costs of future health care
- Working with clients to implement the alternative that best suits their individual needs
We provide elder law services to a wide range of clients, including elderly individuals who have a current need for assistance, younger generations who wish to assist elderly family members or friends who have an anticipated or current need for assistance, and young individuals who wish to plan in advance for their anticipated future health care needs.
Effective and Tailored Planning to Each Client’s Unique Situation
A competent Massachusetts elder law attorney should be well-versed in various issues related to this important topic. When you work with an elder law lawyer at Simmons & Schiavo, you will have a team of professionals to offer you the information, support and legal representation you need in regard to asset protection, estate planning, wills and trusts, Medicaid planning, reverse mortgages, and so much more.
access_alarmAn elderly person will not be automatically entitled to receive Medicaid. This is a government program that an applicant must qualify for based upon an income and asset test.
insert_drive_fileA person seeking Medicaid benefits must formally apply for Medicaid. You will need to provide information about your financial situation, income, assets and proof of where you live.