Elder Law and Medicaid Planning

Home Care or Nursing Home costs can quickly deplete your savings. Proper Medicaid planning can protect your assets while  ensuring the necessary care will be provided. 

As we or our loved ones age, we find ourselves in a difficult situation as we try to find the best medical services available. We want to asses all options as we decide what the best course of action is for their health care. We also want to protect the elderly and family from  draining assets, losing their home just to get the medical attention they need. The Moskowitz Legal Group, LLP, the leading Elder Law Firm in New York and New Jersey,  specializes in assisting elders and their families deal with the Medicaid process and the various steps and implications in planning for the elderly. 

New York Elder Law and Medicaid Planning

A common misconception is understanding the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare is a system of health care for citizens over 65 (or disabled). Medicare is available to anyone who has worked. However, Medicare is limited -- it’s only a limited health care service. Medicare doesn’t pay for chronic illness; it only pays for hospital stays. Also, it doesn’t pay for long-term home care services or skilled nursing facilities, two very expensive costs that can deplete a bank account or force someone to move.

New York Elder Law and Medicaid Planning

The best way to plan for the shortcomings of Medicare is by correctly applying for Medicaid. The Medicaid application is an exhaustive process and must conform within the policies and regulations of the New York State Department of Social Services. The Moskowitz Legal Group, LLP, has years of experience assisting clients in successfully applying and filing Medicaid applications. Additionally, Moskowitz Legal Group, assists families with choosing the proper Managed Long Term Care provider (MLTC), and/or nursing homes of their choice. Medicaid recipients receive comprehensive health insurance, hospital care, doctors and long term care, such as, home care services or nursing home care.  

  

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