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How to plan for long-term care and protect your assets from nursing home costs

Posted by Noah Sarkauskas | Jan 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

At Heritage Law Office, we understand the importance of planning for long-term care and protecting your assets from nursing home costs. As we age, the need for long-term care may become a reality, and the cost of nursing home care can be significant, potentially depleting a lifetime of savings. It's essential to plan in advance and take steps to protect your assets while also ensuring that you receive the care you need.

The high cost of nursing home care and the potential impact on your savings

One of the most significant concerns when it comes to planning for long-term care is the high cost of nursing home care and the potential impact on your savings. The cost of nursing home care can be staggering, and it can quickly deplete a lifetime of savings. According to a study by Genworth Financial, the national average cost of a semi-private room in a nursing home is over $7,000 per month and can be even higher in certain areas of the country. This cost can be even higher if you require a private room or if you need specialized care. This high cost can have a significant impact on your savings, leaving you and your loved ones with little or no money for other expenses or to pass on to future generations. It is essential to plan in advance and take steps to protect your assets while also ensuring that you receive the care you need.

Planning options: Long-term care insurance, Medicaid planning, trusts and other strategies

One way to plan for long-term care is by purchasing long-term care insurance. This type of insurance can help cover the cost of nursing home care, assisted living, and in-home care. It is important to research the different options available, and to consider factors such as age, health, and budget when making your decision.

Another way to plan for long-term care is through Medicaid planning. Medicaid is a government-funded program that can help cover the cost of nursing home care for those who meet certain income and asset limits. However, the process of qualifying for Medicaid can be complex, and strict rules apply to the transfer of assets. Our attorneys are experienced in Medicaid planning and can guide you through the process and help you protect your assets while still qualifying for benefits.

Additionally, another way to plan for long-term care is through the use of trusts. A trust can be set up to hold assets and provide for the beneficiary's long-term care while still preserving some of the assets for future generations. It can also help qualify for Medicaid benefits and avoid probate.

Contact Heritage Law Office for personalized advice on long-term care planning and asset protection

At Heritage Law Office, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process of planning for long-term care and protecting your assets. We take the time to understand your unique needs and goals, so we can provide personalized advice on how to best protect and preserve your assets for the future. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step in securing your future and the future of your loved ones.

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Noah Sarkauskas

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