Elder Law Attorneys Who Are on Your Side
As you or our parents get older, the issues they face change. They may need to plan for nursing home care and Medicaid. You may need to plan for incapacitation by creating powers of attorney or seeking guardianship.
These issues can be complex. In order to ensure that you meet all of your goals and that you take advantage of all of the legal options available to you, it is important that you seek advice from an experienced elder law attorney.
At the law firm of Sjoberg & Votta in Warwick, our attorneys can advise you on elder law and estate planning issues. We can provide you with the advice and support you need to make informed decisions about your future and the future of your loved ones.
One of the key issues we face as we grow older is medical care. Whether this involves placement in a nursing home or at-home care, the costs can be high. In order to afford nursing care, you may need to seek Medicaid, which is known as Medical Assistance in Rhode Island.
Our lawyers are adept at handling Medicaid planning at every stage of the process. From the initial application through appeals, we have the knowledge and skill to help you get the medical coverage you need.
It can be difficult to watch your parents grow older, especially when their health is failing and they are no longer able to care for themselves. If your mother, father or other elderly relative is non-compliant, has dementia or is otherwise incapacitated, it may become necessary to obtain a guardianship or pursue another type of protective proceeding. Similarly, guardianship may be necessary when a disabled child reaches emancipation. Through the guardianship process, you or another individual can be appointed to make important health and financial decisions for your loved one.
Other Elder Law Tools
In addition to Medicaid planning and guardianships, there are a wide variety of estate planning tools available to help you and your family plan for the future. This includes:
- Powers of attorney to provide a person with the authority to make health or financial decisions for another
- Health care powers of attorney, also known as living wills, to outline an individual’s wishes regarding health care, such as “do not resuscitate” (DNR) requests
- Wills and trusts to protect assets