Getting older often means you’ll start thinking about how you can keep your assets safe in retirement; what would happen if you got sick or hurt and couldn’t act on your own accord; and what could happen to your loved ones if you passed away. As you begin to consider these questions, you’ll want to make a plan to ensure that the answers are good ones you feel comfortable with.
Often, the best way to craft appropriate answers to these questions is to work with an elder law attorney to make a comprehensive plan for retirement, illness or injury, and passing away and leaving your legacy.
It is not just seniors who will need to think about these things either. Young people get hurt or sick every day and they— and their families— could end up in a difficult situation if they have not made advanced plans. In fact, planning ahead for your future is key throughout your career to build a secure enough retirement nest egg and to protect your young family including any children you may have.
The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. is here and ready to help. We offer elder law services to clients of all ages and can provide the personalized advice you need as you make use of legal tools to secure your future and protect both assets and autonomy.
You could give us a call to get personalized advice on elder law issues and to make a comprehensive pan for your specific situation. You can also read on to learn more about elder law resources that you should take advantage of as you get older.
Services for Seniors in Rochester, NY
As you get older, there may come a time when you need help doing things like getting to the doctor or making a hot meal. You may also find it difficult to maintain social connections, which is important to staying healthy and staving off loneliness.
Fortunately, you can find many resources available to you in the Rochester area that will enhance your quality of life and help you to remain independent for as long as possible.
You can find out about resources you can take advantage of by visiting the Monroe County Area Agency on Aging..
When free or community based resources become inadequate as your needs grow, you may need home healthcare workers to come to your home or there may come a time when it is necessary to move into a nursing home.
The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. can help you to put together a Medicaid plan so you can qualify for means-tested Medicaid benefits, as Medicaid covers long-term care and nursing home care even in situations when Medicaid provides no coverage.
Probate Resources in Rochester, NY
The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. also provides you with help preparing for incapacity so your loved ones will not need to go to court to have a guardian or conservator named if something happens to you. And, if you wish to spare your loved ones the cost and hassle of going through probate proceedings, we can help with that as well by assisting with the creation of an estate plan that will facilitate the transfer of assets outside of probate.
Understanding how probate works is important so you will be able to make a determination if probate avoidance should be one of your goals and so you will be prepared for probate if your loved one passes away or becomes unable to make decisions on his or her own and needs a guardian or conservator named.
One of the resources that you can explore to find out more about probate in Rochester is the Surrogate Court’s website. This court is the court that will preside over probate in Rochester. It is located at 99 Exchange Blvd, Rochester, NY 14614 in the Hall of Justice on the 5th Floor in Room 541. It can be reached via phone at 585-371-3310.
We can provide personalized help making an incapacity plan or estate plan that avoids probate, or we can represent you during probate proceedings if they become necessary.
Medicaid Resources in Rochester, NY
Many seniors in Rochester will eventually come to require nursing home care. The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. can help you to be prepared if you are one of them. Medicare typically covers skilled nursing care only, while most people who go into a nursing home or who hire home health aides need custodial care. We can assist with the creation of a plan to qualify for Medicaid so you can get care paid for and don’t have to pay out of pocket and impoverish yourself.
You can use the following resources to find out why making a Medicaid plan is so important and to learn more about what Medicaid and Medicare cover:
- The New York State Department of Health website: Here, you can find out rules for Medicaid eligibility for different Medicaid programs in New York, can find out what services are covered, and can obtain information about applying for benefits.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: You can find details on the website of this federal agency about how Medicare works within New York as well as about Medicare coverage and services.
Rochester Elder Law Attorneys Can Represent You
Whether you need help making a Medicaid plan, are preparing for the day you may require nursing home care, want to protect your assets, or want to spare your loved ones the hassle and stress of going to probate court in case of incapacity or after your death, you need to talk with an elder law attorney about the tools you can use and the steps you can take.
The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. is here and ready to help. Our Rochester elder law attorneys provide a full array of services and can work closely with you to understand and accomplish your goals.
To find out more about the assistance we can offer and the ways in which our compassionate and knowledgeable legal team can help you to prepare for illness, injury, or building a secure future and strong legacy, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at (585) 546-1734 or contact us online to get personalized advice at any time.