Massachusetts Elder Care Law Involves Complex Laws for Long-term Care, MassHealth, Taxes
Offices in Plymouth, Brockton, Holliston & Hingham, MA
The federal and Massachusetts laws and regulations governing taxes, Medicare, Medicaid (known as MassHealth in Massachusetts), Social Security, trusts, veteran’s benefits, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and care at home are complex.
Often a transfer of assets that may not have a tax consequence, may be penalized under MassHealth guidelines. Similarly, attempting to protect an asset from the cost of a nursing home stay, may have harmful results. Seniors, families and caregivers often have a lot to gain from consulting a knowledgeable Massachusetts elder law attorney to advise them of their options and to develop a plan that contemplates these different rules.
Seek the Advice of an Experienced Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney
Clients and families caring for aging parents often seek the services of an elder law attorney either well in advance of needing long-term care services or when the need for long-term care services in a nursing home or in their home is imminent. Either way, our asset protection attorneys have solutions to make sure resources are available for the care of a spouse remaining at home, the individual entering a nursing home, and a disabled child or loved one.
We Offer These Elder Law Services:
- Irrevocable Income Only Trusts
- Irrevocable Trusts
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Frail Elder Waiver and Community MassHealth
- Health care proxy for health care decision-making
- Evaluation of qualifications for Medicaid or MassHealth for Nursing Home
- Prepare Medicaid or MassHealth applications for Nursing Home
- Asset protection of elder’s estate
- Personal care contracts
- Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Pension Benefits
- Assistance with guardianship proceedings
- Planning for long-term care costs
- Crisis planning when the need for long-term care is imminent
- Special Needs Trusts
- Pooled Trusts
- Life estates
Call for a Consultation with and Experienced Elder Care Attorney Today
It is important to plan ahead because you can never be certain when your age will start to affect your health or the health of your parents. Our Massachusetts elder law attorneys have years of experience creating elder estate plans in the many towns within Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Worcester and Suffolk Counties. Let our attorneys assist you in planning your future, by contacting us today. We offer complimentary consultations in all of our Boston, Brockton, Hingham, Holliston, and Plymouth offices.