One of the most daunting details to consider when thinking about long term care is how you are going to pay for it. There are a few options that we will walk you through in the following weeks that you can consider utilizing when considering long term care. Led by Caroline Knox, Certified Elder Law Attorney, the Knox Law team is ready to assist you through all walks of life. Facing the changes that come with aging can be intimidating. You want to make sure that you and your loved ones are covered if something unexpected were to happen. Some options for paying for long term care include Medicaid, Medicare, Long term Care Insurance and paying in full, out of pocket. You should not be expected to know all of the ins and outs of long term care; leave that up to us.
If you are a regular PBS viewer, you are probably familiar with their short, educational videos called “Spotlight On”. These spots often fill space between scheduled programs. Starting this month, PBS will include “Spotlight on Certified Elder Law Attorneys”.
The video informs viewers of the legal issues, facing seniors and the importance of seeking assistance from a CELA® with these issues and it describes the role of the National Elder Law Foundation in the certification process.
If you are not a regular PBS watcher, or if you want a sneak peak of the spot, I have attached it here.
Growing older without the support of a spouse or children is a reality for many in our community. As you plan for care and your estate management in your golden years, there are several things to keep in mind. I recently came across this NY Times article that has some great thoughts and ideas. Click here to see the article.
Medicare may be able to help you find hospice in your area . Medicare created a hospice quality of care and cost comparison website to help in making this difficult family decision. The website opened the end of 2017. Click here to learn more.