Elder Law & Medicaid/Medi-Cal Planning

Los Angeles Elder Law Attorney: Medicaid/MediCal Planning

Most seniors will require some form of nursing home or long-term care during their elderly years. At the Law Offices of Gerald L. Kane, we understand the multitude of emotions that come with preparing for this reality:

  • Parents who are afraid of being lost in the system or becoming a burden for their children
  • Children who only want the best for their parents, but do not know how to find such care or how such care can be afforded
  • Families who are concerned about preserving the legacy of a loved one and are fearful of losing such legacies to nursing home costs

At the Law Offices of Gerald L. Kane, we are dedicated to serving as your personal family lawyer as we serve your family's legal needs through all generations of life. Contact us to schedule an appointment with a skilled Los Angeles elder law attorney.

We discuss long-term care options and asset protection strategies with clients, as well as Medicaid/Medi-Cal planning strategies that enable clients to become eligible for government-funded services to cover nursing home and long-term care costs.

Helping Families Afford Long-Term Care

Very few families can afford more than a few months of nursing home care without depleting their entire estate. While some people purchase long-term care insurance to alleviate the cost of such care, most people will need Medicaid to cover the expense of nursing home, assisted living, and other long-term care.

Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, provides coverage for nursing home care and other medically necessary health care services. However, because Medi-Cal is a government-funded medical assistance program, eligibility is determined by assets and income. Medi-Cal only provides for long-term care in a skilled nursing facility. Therefore, it may be essential to review other funding options if you wish to receive in-home care or assisted care.

Proactive Life Planning

Proactive Medi-Cal/Medicaid planning is essential to becoming eligible for benefits when they are needed. Our law firm helps clients navigate the complex Medi-Cal rules and eligibility requirements, keeping in mind federal look back periods, asset-transfer penalties, and waiting periods that ultimately affect if, and when, an individual may become eligible for Medi-Cal benefits.

Contact a Fernando Valley Lawyer for Medicaid Planning

Please contact our Encino law firm to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation initial consultation with the San Fernando Valley Medicaid planning attorney at the Law Offices of Gerald L. Kane.

We are available during regular office hours and on weeknights and weekends by appointment. We look forward to meeting and working with you to find legal solutions that meet your needs. Call 818-905-6088.

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