When your loved ones can no longer adequately care for themselves, and assisted living or nursing home care becomes necessary, you can have a lot of concerns about the impact of the cost of care on their estate. Nursing home care can cost more than $100,000 a year, and without proper planning, your loved one’s assets can quickly be depleted to pay for care. You want experienced and knowledgeable lawyers to help you make decisions and take steps to protect all that your loved one has worked so hard to build.
Asset Protection, Assisted Living/Nursing Home Admissions Agreement Reviews, and Assisted Living/Nursing Home Options
At Timothy Rice Estate and Elder Law firm, in Voorhees, NJ Camden County, we have helped individuals and families in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania navigate the complex legal, medical and financial issues that can arise when family members require nursing home or assisted living care. We place a premium on personal service and attention, and will strive to provide prompt and effective counsel at all times. We understand the sensitive issues associated with nursing home and assisted living care, and will always treat you and your loved one with compassion and respect.
Our Elder Law Practice
We will help you navigate all aspects of assisted living and nursing home care, including:
- Guiding you through the Medicaid process to ensure that your loved one receives all benefits to which he or she is entitled—there have been substantial changes to state and federal Medicaid laws in the last three years, so it’s critical to seek solid legal advice
- Reviewing and evaluating any nursing home or assisted living contract to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are not paying for services not rendered
- Taking all legal steps to shelter your loved one’s assets from attachment by the nursing home or assisted living facility to pay for care
If you or your loved one needs assistance with estate planning or faces the prospect of paying for expensive assisted living or nursing home care, we invite you to schedule a consultation during which our attorneys will carefully listen to your concerns and help you develop a personalized plan to suit your specific needs.
Our Service Areas
We represent clients throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, including Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic, Ocean, Monmouth, Cape May, and Philadelphia Counties.
Transitioning a loved one into an assisted living or long-term care can be a difficult experience for a variety of reasons. In this video, Kimberlie Fiero discusses the importance of having an experienced elder law lawyer to review the facility’s contract before admission.