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Elder Law Focuses On Protection Late In Life

As people age, they become aware of the need to anticipate and plan for asset protection, long-term care, and medical emergencies for themselves and their elderly parents. Many retired people can benefit as well from advice about Medicaid planning, powers of attorney and living wills.

In our 45 years of client service, the lawyers of Revens, Revens, St. Pierre & Wyllie, P.C., have seen an increasing need for dependable legal advice that addresses the interests of two groups that continue to grow in size: the elderly and their middle-aged adult children. Contact Revens, Revens, St. Pierre & Wyllie, P.C. to learn how you can make the most of your retirement years – or help assure your parents’ security and comfort – through estate planning solutions that make sense for your circumstances.

Caring For Your Aging Loved One

A serious and divisive problem that many families face is whether to seek the appointment of a guardian for a vulnerable elderly parent. Our elder law attorneys advise families about the pros and cons of guardianship in particular cases. Better yet, we show you how to avoid the need for a guardianship altogether through the use of durable financial and medical powers of attorney.

Plan Ahead For Your Medical And Financial Needs

Many middle-class families face the potential for problems with eligibility for Medicaid. As a needs-based program, Medicaid limits the value of assets that an individual or family can own before benefits are awarded.

Our lawyers will work with you to assess your current and projected eligibility for Medicaid benefits. We’ll also suggest ways to maximize the value of your exemptions so that you won’t have to spend down more assets than absolutely necessary to protect your access to Medicaid in the event of long-term needs. Additionally, we can advise you about arranging and financing in-home assistance or residential care as useful alternatives to conventional nursing home care, which is generally a choice of last resort.

We encourage our clients to plan for medical emergencies and extended disability through powers of attorney and living wills. These instruments appoint trusted persons to handle your medical treatment, financial affairs, and even difficult life support decisions under defined conditions of incapacity, coma or terminal illness.

Seek Security For Yourself And Your Family

Whether your elder law issues involve asset protection, long-term care planning, guardianship disagreements, or any threat to the comfort and safety of an elderly person, our attorneys can help. Contact Revens, Revens, St. Pierre & Wyllie, P.C., at 401-329-0693 for further information.