Do you know someone who has spent time in a nursing home?
Have you ever thought it could be you?
Most people answer the first question yes, and the second question no. However, AARP studies show that approximately 70% of people reaching age 65 will need some type of long-term care. Whether you or your loved one prefer to obtain affordable, quality care at home or in a senior facility such as a nursing home, proper long-term care planning is extremely important, especially due to limited available services and the staggering price tag.
The elder care planning lawyers at Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC meet the unique legal needs of our older clients living in New York State with a holistic approach that incorporates not only traditional estate planning and trust administration – such as drafting wills, trusts, and advising on tax matters – but also analysis and planning for government benefits such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Veteran’s benefits.
The elder law lawyers at Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC have adopted a mission of helping older clients and their families in Albany, the Capital Region, New York City, Long Island, Hudson, Lake Placid, and across New York State to handle these issues as efficiently and effectively as is possible. We provide a particular focus on long-term care planning, which includes using these government benefits and identifying and advocating for housing, social, and other financial needs. We are uniquely sensitive to the desires of our clients and their families regarding who should make important decisions for the senior and how those decisions can be implemented with asset protection, advanced directives, such as Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies or guardianships.
What is Long-Term Care?
Long-term care involves a variety of services that help to meet both the medical and non-medical needs of people with chronic illness, disability or advanced age who have difficulty caring for themselves. Long-term care can be assistance with normal daily tasks like dressing, bathing, meal preparation and using the bathroom, or medical care that requires the expertise of skilled practitioners to address the frequent and numerous chronic conditions associated with older populations. Long-term care can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living or in nursing homes. People of any age may need long-term care, although it is a common need for senior citizens.