Elder Law and Long-Term Care Considerations
Elder law encompasses a variety of planning objectives and goals, many of which deal with our most basic concern as an individual--our autonomy. At the Law Office of Smilie G. Rogers, PLLC, we seek to work with our clients to assist them in selecting trustworthy and appropriate surrogate decision makers who will carry out their wishes in the event that they are not able to do so themselves. We also take care to discuss your long-term care setting of choice, and help you maximize your resources--personally and financially--to make that vision a reality.
There are several issues to consider in any long-term care or disability plan.
The most important issue in any long-term care plan is to determine where you want to receive that care. It is advisable to follow-up with care planning professionals with placement experience in the event that the dispositive diagnoses are known at the time of planning. Understanding the best selection for a safe and appropriate setting, as well the realistic level of informal support (if any) you can expect to receive in that setting, you can begin to evaluate the long-term care payment sources available to you to finance that level of care, what you can expect those payment sources to cover and what you should expect to pay independently.
Clients should consider their eligibility for:
After evaluating eligibility under each of these options, we work with clients to review their assets and, where possible, establish a plan that will optimize the client's access to the long-term care setting of choice.
To schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns, please contact:
Mary Kathryn Brennan
Licensed to practice in Maine.
Attorneys in York, Maine serving Maine (York and Cumberland counties including: York, York Beach, Kittery, Kittery Point, Eliot, South Berwick, North Berwick, Berwick, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, Alfred, Lyman, Arundel, Biddeford, Saco, Sanford, Springvale, Acton, Shapleigh, Limerick, Scarborough, and Portland) and Northern Massachusetts (including: Boston, Saugus, Dorchester, Roxbury, Waltham, Beverly, Lynn, Medford, Newbury, West Newbury, Newburyport, Newton, Peabody, Lowell, Lawrence, Andover, Boxford, Amesbury), with a focus on Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts, probate and estate administration), Elder Law, and Tax (estate, gift, and income) matters, and providing general business formation (LLC, Corporations, and General and Limited Partnership) services and business succession planning and real estate services.