I'm looking for a good Elder Care Lawyer for my parents. My dad has been sick for a while and has been rotating between home, hospital and nursing home for the last couple of years. He is currently in the hospital and it has become apparent that he won't he going home again.
We'd like the help of an Elder Care Lawyer to help us figure out how we're going to pay for my fathers on going care. Medicare has a very limited life span, and my fathers assets will only last months at around $6,000 per month for skilled nursing care at a nursing home. And of course my mom is still alive and needs to live as well.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Contact the Toledo Bar Attorney referral service (419-2242-9363) and ask to be set up with an attorney who specializes in Medicare/Medicaid issues. Or contact one of the attorneys in the Elder law section of the Yellow Pages (Kathy Amon or Willard Johnson are good bets). This is a very complicated area of law and you want an attorney who keeps up to date on the changes in Medicare/Medicaid law. Medicaid won't kick in usually until the individual has less than $1,500, but there are some exemptions for individuals who are married, spouse lives in the home, etc. Good luck to you.
So sorry about the situation, SensorG. Hope you find someone who's able to help your parents...finding someone good you can trust to take care of some of those types of things will give you more time with both your Mom and Dad.
Another thing to do is to ask an attorney you've dealt with to recommend someone. If your parents or other family member have used an attorney regularly in the past, they may have a partner or associate who practices in this area. Remember, too, that most attorneys will provide you with references, if asked.
Good luck to you.
Thanks for the advice. Mom and Dad spent years taking care of me, I've been trying hard to return the favor.