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Hampton Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers skilled nursing and rehabilitative care in the Aventura / North Miami Beach area. This highly-regarded health care facility provides short-term and long-term care for its residents.
The rehabilitative care offered at Hampton Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center focuses on cardiac, orthopedic, and spine rehabilitation, in addition to long-term nursing home care.
The programs are designed to stimulate the body and mind. The dedicated health care staff creates a personalized activity program for each resident based on their level of function.
Some of the popular programs offered include:
- Arts and crafts
- Pet therapy
- Weekly entertainment
- Current event lectures
- Weekly religious programming
- Exercise and spinning classes
- Live music
- Outings to shopping, theater, and restaurants
- Special programs for those with impaired memories
As you consider entering a skilled nursing and rehabilitative facility, it may be time to review your estate planning and Medicaid planning strategies. With proper legal guidance, it is possible to set up an estate plan to cover your long-term care living costs while preserving much of your estate.
Learn more below about estate planning and asset protection in Florida.
Florida Estate Planning & Asset Protection Lawyers
Florida-based Elder Needs Law focuses on asset protection and estate planning for its many clients. We help them set up a financial and estate plan that prepares them for the next stage of life.
Some benefits of working with Elder Needs Law include:
- Protect current assets, so they don’t all go to the Florida nursing facility
- Learning how to preserve investment and retirement savings for your heirs
- Reducing or eliminating probate costs
Have you been delaying estate planning? If you wait too long, you may drain your savings to pay for a nursing home. The good news is that Elder Needs Law can help you avoid this unfortunate situation with careful estate planning.
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Medicaid & Medicare Planning
One of Americans’ biggest fears is that they may eventually wind up in a nursing home. The fact is that about half of all Americans will someday spend at least some time in a skilled nursing facility.
If you go into a nursing home, a significant concern is that the cost will drain your assets. Many skilled nursing facilities cost $100,000 or more per year. As a result, many people end up paying for a nursing home until they drain their savings. Then, they apply for Medicaid.
However, Medicaid planning with the help of our estate and Medicaid planning attorneys may help you qualify for Medicaid while protecting your estate.
Many people think they can give away everything they own to qualify for Medicaid. But, unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Medicaid has a transfer assets penalty, including funds gifted to children and charities.
The penalty starts when someone applies for Medicaid and would qualify, except for the transfer of assets (depending on the value of the gifts, a penalty is imposed). The Medicaid program looks back five years for these asset transfers.
Our attorneys can provide detailed advice and planning to deal with the 60-month look-back period. We can help you follow the law, potentially qualify for the program, and preserve your estate in many cases.
Before you think about transferring assets, you should talk to an elder law attorney who specializes in Medicaid planning. Our law firm can help you create an asset protection plan that may help you plan these transfers in a way that doesn’t affect your eligibility for Medicaid.
Comprehensive Estate Planning
Elder Needs Law has many years of experience helping our clients with comprehensive estate planning with the use of:
- Advance directives, which are legal documents that state your wishes if you are ever medically incapacitated
- Powers of attorney
Elder law is a catch-all legal term that refers to such issues as:
- Medicaid Planning
- Estate planning
- Retirement funds and benefits
- Medicare Plan Selection
- Nursing home abuse and negligence
- Employer Age discrimination
This court process reviews your assets and distributes them according to your will. Probate is expensive and time-consuming. However, a proper estate plan can avoid probate.
Our attorneys can devise an estate planning strategy that may mitigate the need for probate. For example, creating a revocable trust may eliminate the need for probate.
Guardianship is a legal arrangement in which the court appoints someone to care for your older relative who can no longer handle their affairs. Our estate planning lawyers can work with you to select a guardian for your loved one if needed.
Call Us Today to Speak With a Florida Elder Law, Estate Planning & Medicaid Planning Attorney
The attorneys at Elder Needs Law can help with your estate planning, Medicaid planning, and probate needs. Proper estate planning allows you to pay for your financial needs today while preserving your assets.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation.