Medicaid. The best advice is to Get help!
Medicaid eligibility rules are extremely complex and confusing, and impossible to understand without legal assistance. The United States Supreme Court has called the Medicaid laws “an aggravated assault on the English language, resistant to attempts to understand it.” Schweiker v. Gray Panthers, 453 U.S. 34, 43 (1981). Additionally, the United States Court of Appeals for our own Fourth Circuit (just below the U.S. Supreme Court), in a case arising out of Virginia, has called the Medicaid Act one of the “most completely impenetrable texts within human experience” and “dense reading of the most tortuous kind.” Rehab. Association of Virginia v. Kozlowski, 42 F.3d 1444, 1450 (4th Cir. 1994).
The best advice is to Get help!
As, without proper planning from an experienced elder care attorney, many people spend much more than they should on the nursing home, and unnecessarily jeopardize their assets, and potentially their families.
At the Elder Law Office of David Wingate we are dedicated to helping seniors and their families by protecting their assets, and thus their quality of life.
We help our clients and their families pay for nursing homes. We help clients, if a nursing home is the only option, find and get the best possible care while preserving and protecting their assets, including their homes, from liquidation that is typically required in connection with entry into a nursing home. We also complete the complex documents required for entry into a nursing home and for Medicaid.Tags: asset protection, elder care attorney, eligibility, medicaid, nursing home, proper planning