Elder Law

Overview of Elder Law Services

Long-Term Care, MassHealth and Home Protection

Serving the greater Boston area with offices in Plymouth, Brockton, Holliston & Hingham, MA

Baker Law Group specializes in Massachusetts Elder Law, helping seniors and their families to plan ahead when possible, protect assets, apply for benefits, and contract for quality care in and out of the home.

Individuals and families of aging parents often seek the services of an elder law attorney well in advance of needing long-term care services, or when the need for nursing home care or in-home care is imminent. Our attorneys can help to make sure resources are available for the individual entering a nursing home, the care of a spouse remaining at home, and a disabled child or loved one.

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Elder Law Topics

There are complex federal and Massachusetts state laws and regulations that govern the following elder law topics.

  • Medicaid (MassHealth)
  • Medicare
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Veteran’s Pension / Aide and Attendance
  • Paying for Nursing Homes
  • Paying for Home Care
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Guardianships / Conservator
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Healthcare Proxies
  • Living Wills / Medical Directives
  • Avoiding Probate

Seniors, families and caregivers often have much to gain from working with our knowledgeable elder law attorneys. We identify options, provide advice for the situation, and work with families to develop a plan.

It is important to know that an attempt to abide by the laws and regulations could have consequences if they are not understood properly. For example, trying to protect an asset from the cost of a nursing home may have harmful results if it is not done properly. Similarly,  a gift allowed for tax purposes may be penalized under MassHealth guidelines. We will work with you to first understand your goals, then provide advice on how to best achieve them.

Elder Law Services

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Protect Your Assets and Family

  • Irrevocable Income Only Trusts
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Pooled Trusts
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Life estate deeds
  • Spending down assets for long-term care

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Elder Law Asset Protection

Trust Types Explained

Life Estate Deeds

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Long Term Care and MassHealth

  • Planning for long-term care costs
  • MassHealth / Medicaid qualifications
  • MassHealth applications for long-term care
  • Personal care contracts
  • Protection of estate and home from nursing home
  • Medical Annuity planning
  • Crisis planning for imminent care
  • Frail Elder Waiver and Community MassHealth

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Planning for long-term care costs

Medicaid and MassHealth eligibility

Imminent long-term care

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  • Veteran’s Aid and Pension Benefits
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Health care proxies
  • Assist guardianship proceedings
  • Assist conservatorship proceedings

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Veteran’s aid and pension benefits

Durable Powers of Attorney

Health care proxy

Assistance with guardianship and conservatorship proceedings

Contact Us

Complete our online form to Schedule a Free Consultation or call Baker Law Group at 781-996-5656 or 800-701-0352 to set up a confidential meeting. Consultations are available by phone or at one of our offices in Hingham, Plymouth, Brockton, and Holliston.