An Overland Park Medicaid attorney at Parman & Easterday can help you prepare for the possibility that you will need to move to a nursing home. It is always a good idea to prepare in advance should you end up requiring nursing home care. Statistically, there is a 70% chance you will require long term care before you pass. By planning in advance, you have more time to research care facilities and find the one with a good reputation that seems to be a good fit for you.
You will also be able to put a plan in place to pay for your nursing home care. This is essential because nursing homes are very expensive and are not covered by Medicare or by most private insurance providers.
Parman & Easterday will help you create a Medicaid plan so you can qualify for Medicaid to cover your nursing home care. This may be the only third party that will pay for such nursing home care services. We can also help you find the right facility. These are steps everyone should take as they get older because of the strong possibility you will need to spend at least some time in a nursing care facility.
Will You Have to Move to a Nursing Home?
Have you ever wondered if you will need to have a nursing home plan because you don’t know how likely it is that you will end up in a nursing home?
The reality is, there is a fairly good chance that moving to an institutional care facility will become necessary if you live long enough. According to the Wall Street Journal, more than seven in 10 people who live to the age of 65 will need to move to a nursing home at some point in their lifetimes.
The Wall Street Journal also says that anyone who turns 65 has a 40 percent chance of having to move into a nursing home and a one in five chance of requiring nursing home care for a period of at least five years.
In other words, the likelihood of needing care becomes significant once you reach a certain age. The older you are, the higher will be your chances of requiring care. Since life spans are getting longer, more and more people will come face to face with the possibility of moving to a nursing home. This may be because of dementia or suffering a stroke or even old age making it impossible and unsafe for you to continue to live independently and continue your activities of daily living without help.
Because the chance of requiring such care is significant, it makes sense to plan in advance to ensure you can get nursing home care when you need it.
Getting Help from an Overland Park Medicaid Attorney
An Overland Park Medicaid attorney can help ensure the safety of your legacy if you require nursing home care. You do not want to lose everything you’ve worked to acquire because of high nursing home bills. Since you cannot count on Medicare or insurance to pay the tab, you should work with an attorney to help qualify you for means-tested Medicaid benefits when you need care, rather than having to impoverish yourself before you can qualify.
You deserve to have the best quality of life when you move to a nursing home, which means researching facilities in advance to find the right one. We can assist you in reviewing nursing homes to select the right care facility for you.
To find out all the different ways an Overland Park medicaid attorney can help you with nursing home planning issues, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call today at (405) 843-6100 or contact us online at any time for help and advice.