WHAT IS ELDER LAW?
Elder law involves planning for complex issues of health care, long-term care, qualifying for Medicaid, and preserving assets for future generations. Because the laws that regulate these issues change frequently, it requires an attorney skilled in the law to help you navigate through these complex issues.
Studies show that 40% of individuals will need long-term care at least once in their lifetime. Half will stay in a facility six months or less, while the other half will stay an average of two and a half years. In Massachusetts, nursing homes cost $9,000 to $12,000 a month. The substantial cost of nursing home care for an incapacitated family member can wipe away a family’s nest egg and the inheritance planned for surviving family members. Hence, the primary alternative to privately paying the nursing home directly is Medicaid