Elder Law and Medicaid Planning Attorneys

Elderly and disabled people face unique legal and financial issues. To address these needs, Flynn, Py & Kruse, with offices in Sandusky and Port Clinton, provides a complete range of services for these individuals. The firm's attorneys respond quickly to clients regarding help with estate planning, health care and nursing home care.

Long-Term Planning and Crisis Management

The cost of nursing home care can quickly exhaust a person's life savings. Individuals who meet certain income and asset requirements can qualify for Ohio Medicaid benefits to help cover the costs of nursing home care. It may be possible to reduce one's assets through gifts, asset transfers to family members, the purchase of annuities and the creation of trusts to get below the required asset threshold.

However, there is a five-year look-back period for such asset transfers. If a person requires nursing home care before the five-year period has elapsed, that person may be held liable for all or a portion of the costs of nursing home care.

These are some of the important considerations concerning Medicaid planning for nursing home care:

Advance planning can preserve estate assets — The elder law attorneys at Flynn, Py & Kruse have a number of estate planning tools for people who anticipate the need for care in a nursing home someday.

Making a mistake when transferring assets can be very costly — There are several potential pitfalls for people attempting to transfer assets on their own. The lawyers at Flynn, Py & Kruse understand the many complex aspects of Medicaid planning and will work to develop an optimal Medicaid planning strategy.

Families may still have options following a medical crisis — The need for nursing home care can come suddenly and unexpectedly. Flynn, Py & Kruse may still be able to protect the assets of families facing this situation.

Special-Needs Planning

Flynn, Py & Kruse provides advice and services for adult children with disabilities, such as the creation of special-needs trusts and other legal vehicles. One of the firm's top priorities when providing services in such cases is to preserve clients' eligibility for government benefits.

For quality legal solutions and compassionate counsel, turn to Flynn, Py & Kruse.

Contact the Firm

Call Flynn, Py & Kruse at 419-625-8324 or submit a client inquiry form to schedule a consultation about an elder law, Medicaid planning or special-needs planning matter.

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