Michigan Nursing Home Medicaid
When the time comes to make a difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home and apply for Medicaid, working with an experienced Michigan Elder Law Attorney is essential to the planning process. We understand that this is an incredibly stressful time for your family and we are here to help guide you through the process. Whether it is working to prepare a plan prior to your need for Medicaid, or planning in a time of crisis, Mt. Clemens Elder Law Lawyer Elizabeth M. Vincent can help your family protect as much of the estate as possible. Did you know the average cost of nursing home care in Michigan is $8,000 to $11,000!? The average hard-working adult would quickly deplete their life savings in order to shoulder the burden of such a cost. It is important to meet with an experienced elder law attorney to discuss your options and ensure that you have a plan in place should the need for nursing home care arise.
At Michigan Justice, Elder Lawyer Elizabeth M. Vincent can craft a plan tailored to your family’s needs to protect your estate if you are incapacitated and need nursing home care. We have many tools at our disposal to help you protect your estate but being proactive is essential to the success of such plans.
Medicaid Crisis Planning
Sometimes, however, it is not possible to plan for incapacity. This can be incredibly stressful because if your loved one is already admitted to a nursing home and is on their Medicare days, which can total up to 100 but often end prior to 100 days, the facility will be discussing admitting your family member permanently and requesting payment for at least one month of care. This is a crucial time to contact a Michigan Elder Lawyer to discuss your options and begin a crisis plan. Whether your loved one is single or married, there are crisis planning options.
Michigan Medicaid Lawyer for Married Couples
If you are faced with the reality that your spouse has been admitted to a nursing facility and that your spouse will not be able to return home, you are probably wondering how to pay for your spouse’s care and still live comfortably in your home. Elder Law Attorney Elizabeth M. Vincent is experienced in assisting families protect the life they have worked so hard to build for themselves. With proper planning, it is possible to protect nearly 100% of your estate and still qualify your spouse for Medicaid assistance. If this is not done, your assets will quickly be depleted to the maximum allowable amount that a married couple can keep and qualify for Medicaid.
Currently, in Michigan the Michigan Medicaid Rules allow a married couple to keep all of their assets up to $24,720, as well as their home depending on the value of the home and the couple can have one vehicle. If your total assets are over $24,720 you can keep half of your assets up to $123,600. This means that if your family’s total assets are $300,000, without the assistance of an experienced Elder Law Attorney, you may only keep $123,600 and qualify for Medicaid.
Contact our office to speak with experienced Michigan Elder Lawyer Elizabeth M. Vincent to discuss your options and protect your family’s life savings.
Michigan Medicaid Lawyer for Single Individuals
If your loved one is no longer able to reside in their home but their assets (not including their home and one vehicle) total more than $2,000 your loved one will not qualify for Medicaid without proper planning. Experienced Elder Law Attorney Elizabeth M. Vincent has a number of strategies that can help protect approximately half of your loved one’s estate while still qualifying your loved one for Medicaid. Contact us today to discuss your options with Mt. Clemens Elder Lawyer Elizabeth M. Vincent.