Medicaid Crisis Planning in Washington and Oregon

Medicaid Crisis Planning

medicaid-crisis-planningWhen we hear the word “crisis,” we think of disasters or calamities of epic proportions. The stress and emotions when dealing with a crisis are compounded when the crisis affects your life’s work and your family’s future. Unfortunately, this is exactly the crisis many families face when confronted with long-term care expenses. Medicaid Crisis Planning is planning when there is an imminent need for Medicaid eligibility. If you or your family are overwhelmed with the costs of long-term care expenses, then Medicaid Crisis Planning may be exactly the kind of help you need.

Imagine your spouse was diagnosed with a debilitating disease, has a stroke, or a serious accident. What do you do?

Along with the devastating news, you find that your spouse needs to be placed in a nursing home immediately. You have no idea what this will cost, let alone how you will pay for it.

 

In short order, you learn that Medicare will not pay, especially for the long-term care. You become familiar with Medicaid but have no idea whether your spouse qualifies or even how to apply.

 

In a situation like this, Medicaid Crisis Planning may be an option. To find out more about Medicaid planning and the application process, an experienced elder law attorney at our firm can help guide you. An elder law attorney will have the necessary skills and contacts required to help you address the important issues, create a strategy, engage and direct the required healthcare staff, and work with you to get the Medicaid application approved.

 

Before all of your assets are gone to pay for nursing home care and before your spouse and your family are left impoverished, take the time to learn about Medicaid Crisis Planning with an elder law attorney.

 

If you qualify, Medicaid benefits can help pay for certain medical expenses such as:

 

  • Doctor and Hospital Bills;
  • Prescriptions;
  • Vision and Dental Care; Medicare Premiums; Nursing Home Care;
  • Personal Care Services (PCS), Medical Equipment, and Other Home Health Services;
  • In­Home Care under the Community Alternatives Program (CAP);
  • Mental Health Care; and
  • The majority of medically necessary services for children under age 21.

We know it is scary. But we can help.

Trying to weave through the government regulations, rules, and paperwork while balancing life as a care taker is easily overwhelming. Additional stress of paying thousands of dollars to a nursing home, or trying to figure out if you have to sell your family home makes it even worse.

 

Don’t let yourself fall into this alone. Our elder law attorneys can help your family navigate the maze of Medicaid eligibility, provide answers to your questions, and help you or your loved one receive the care they need.

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