Elder Law & Medicaid Planning

Long-Term Care Options for the Elders

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New York Elder Law Attorney: Medicaid Planning

Most seniors will require some form of nursing home or long-term care during their elderly years. At VM Gokea Law, we understand the multitude of emotions that come with preparing for this reality:

  • Parents who are afraid of being lost in the system or becoming a burden for their children
  • Children who only want the best for their parents, but do not know how to find such care or how such care can be afforded
  • Families who are concerned about preserving the legacy of a loved one and are fearful of losing such legacies to nursing home costs

At the VM Gokea Law, we are dedicated to serving as your personal family lawyer as we serve your family’s legal needs through all generations of life. Contact us to schedule an appointment with a skilled New York elder law attorney.

We discuss long-term care options and asset protection strategies with clients, as well as Medicaid planning strategies that enable clients to become eligible for government-funded services to cover nursing home and long-term care costs.

Helping Families Afford Long-Term Care

Very few families can afford more than a few months of nursing home care without depleting their entire estate. While some people purchase long-term care insurance to alleviate the cost of such care, most people will need Medicaid to cover the expense of nursing home, assisted living, and other long-term care.

Proactive Life Planning

Proactive Medicaid planning is essential to becoming eligible for benefits when they are needed. Our law firm helps clients navigate the complex Medicaid rules and eligibility requirements, keeping in mind federal look back periods, asset-transfer penalties, and waiting periods that ultimately affect if, and when, an individual may become eligible for Medicaid benefits.

Contact a New York Lawyer for Medicaid Planning

Please contact VM Gokea Law to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation initial consultation with the New York Medicaid planning attorney, Varvara Gokea.

We are available during regular office hours and on weeknights and weekends by appointment. We look forward to meeting and working with you to find legal solutions that meet your needs. Call (212) 937-8420.