Medicaid Planning in Southern Illinois
Let Hafford Elder Law Planning Help You and Your Family!
Long-term care assistance is expensive. From home health care to assisted living facilities to skilled nursing homes, the cost is well above what most families can afford in their monthly budget. The reality in Southern Illinois and across America is that the cost of long-term care continues to rise. According to the recent Genworth Costs of Long-Term Care Survey, the cost of a semi-private room in a nursing home is over $7,000 per month and the cost of an assisted living facility is over $4,500 per month.
This unfortunate reality means that without proper planning and advice, paying for the high costs of long-term care can easily wipe out a senior’s lifetime of savings. Currently, there are public benefits programs that exist in Southern Illinois that can help a senior pay for this type of care. The Medicaid program exists to help defray some of the costs of care each month.
These are qualifications programs. The earliest you can plan for a potential need for long-term care, the more options you will have available. This does not mean, however, that if you do not plan ahead there are not any options. Each day we work with families who are facing very different questions and need the legal answers we can provide. For example, we might work in the morning with an adult child who has just arrived in town because his mother broke her hip and will be unable to return home. By contrast, as another example, we might work with a couple in their early 60s who are looking for solutions on how to protect their income and assets from long-term care costs. In both scenarios, we create a plan that is right for you and your family.
Whether you have time to plan for future long-term care need or you find yourself in a crisis situation and need answers on what to do right now, we have the answers for you when it comes to planning for Medicaid in Southern Illinois. You may call Hafford Elder Law Planning at 618-997-8989 or communicate with us through email. We look forward to working with you!