Frequently Asked Questions
Elder Law FAQs
If I want to stay in my own home, do I have other options besides a nursing home?
Yes. If you want to stay in your home, you have options that may be less expensive and stressful than a nursing home. You can receive care at home by a family member, friend, or paid caregivers. To pay for this care you could obtain a reverse mortgage on your home, have long-term care insurance or support through federal or state funding sources, such as Medicaid. If you want to stay in your home, an experienced elder law attorney can advise you about the many options you have.
What are Medicare and Medicaid?
Am I eligible to receive Medicare or Medicaid benefits?
Is it illegal to transfer assets for the purpose of obtaining Medicaid benefits?
What is long-term care insurance?
Do I surrender any rights when I execute a power of attorney?
Why should I execute a living will or health care directive?
Can I change my power of attorney or advance directive after I sign it?
How can I adjust to my role as caretaker for my parents?
What is the difference between a guardianship and a conservatorship?
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