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Fountain Manor Health & Rehabilitation Center
Fountain Manor Health & Rehabilitation Center claims to offer superior care to its residents in North Miami, Florida. From the moment you enter the facility, their staff strives to greet you with kindness and respect, and you'll soon find it your home away from home.
Fountain Manor has an approach that features skilled nursing and intermediate care customized for all the resident's needs.
It offers residents a full range of inpatient and outpatient care, including:
- Long-term care
- Skilled nursing care
- Short-term rehabilitation
- Occupational, physical, and speech therapy
Fountain Manor Health & Rehabilitation Center is a continuing care retirement community staffed with a dedicated team of doctors, therapists, physicians, nurses, social workers, and registered dieticians that serve food designed to meet every resident's unique needs. They will work hard to ensure your stay is enjoyable and offers exceptional comfort and care.
You or your loved one should Fountain Manor, So contact them today to find out more. We always advise to compare different facilities to ensure that you or your loved one finds the perfect long-term care setting.
As you consider a skilled nursing facility for the next stage of your life, it may be time to consider estate planning. With proper legal advice, it's possible to cover your nursing care living costs while preserving your assets.
Learn more below about Medicaid asset protection and estate planning.
Florida Medicaid Planning & Estate Planning Lawyers
Elder Needs Law is based in Florida and offers many satisfied clients asset protection and estate and Medicaid planning. Our Florida estate planning lawyers possess the skills and experience to help you plan for the next part of your life while preserving your assets for the future.
Our team can provide estate planning legal advice that protects what you own from probate and creditors and ensures that you have designated the right people to make financial and healthcare decisions for you (when you are unable to make these decisions yourself)
We are also able to discuss how to protect your assets from the threat of long-term care.
- Keep more of your savings and investments for yourself and your heirs
- Avoid legal actions that can drain your savings
- Maintain sufficient health and life insurance to protect your assets
- Avoid Probate
Younger Floridians should think about general estate planning when they own a home or have their first child (we can help). But, once you are near retirement, it's time to start senior-focused estate and Medicaid planning If you wait too long, it can cost you. For example, many Americans lose most of what they own when they pay for long-term or skilled nursing care.
Fortunately, it doesn't have to happen to you. Elder Needs Law can provide a customized estate plan that may preserve your assets and fund your living expenses today.
Elder Needs Law Services
Medicaid & Medicare Planning
Many Americans think Medicare will pay for nursing home care. Unfortunately, even the best medicare supplement has a very limited nursing home benefit.. Medicare only covers the initial 20 days of a rehabilitation-related stay. A co-pay is required starting on day 21 (a good Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage Plan may cover a portion of this co-pay).
That's why many families with sizable assets do Medicaid planning to be accepted into the program. Sometimes, Medicaid will pay for some or all of their skilled nursing care. But how can you qualify for Medicaid without draining your savings and investment accounts?
With proper medicaid planning, it isn't necessary to spend down your assets to qualify for Medicaid. But many Americans may sell their home unnecessarily because they think they'll lose them when they apply for Medicaid. Or, they needlessly give away liquid assets because they believe they'll lose them when they enter a nursing home.
Elder Needs Law is highly skilled in protecting our client's assets as much as the law allows. So, even if you need to go to a nursing home later, our attorneys can help safeguard your assets without affecting your ability to qualify for Medicaid.
Our estate planning lawyers will, for example, help you plan for the 60-month look-back period Medicaid requires to transfer assets - if you have five years to plan. If you move your money or property to someone other than your spouse in those five years, you may be ineligible for Medicaid. If you have less than five years (maybe you want Medicaid now or in a few months, then we approach your case with a different set of Medicaid planning strategies).
Fortunately, our attorneys can advise you on this critical subject. They may ensure you obey the law, qualify for the program, and preserve your assets.
Medicaid planning takes careful consideration. So, speaking to Elder Needs Law is essential to devise the best strategy.
Comprehensive Estate Planning
Elder Needs Law also can guide you with comprehensive estate planning, including creating:
- Wills – These legal documents detail what you want to happen to your estate after you pass away.
- Trusts – Our team can create a trust for your estate, such as a revocable living trust that isn't subject to probate.
- Advance directives: This document states your wishes about receiving medical care if incapacitated.
- Powers of attorney: This power gives one or more of your relatives (or anyone you choose) the power to manage your assets if you cannot do so. POA can be limited or general.
Elder Law comprises many legal areas our lawyers can advise you on, including:
- Medicaid planning
- Estate planning
- Retirement benefits
- Nursing home negligence
- Medicare Advantage or Supplement Selection
- Employer Age discrimination
Probate is the public court process that reviews the assets in an estate and distributes them according to the will or Law. In Florida, Probate court takes time and is expensive. We can (and do) assist with Probate Administration when needed, but it is more likely to be avoided with proper estate planning.
Our attorneys will work to help you avoid probate with various probate mitigation strategies.
Guardianship is a legal relationship created when a court appoints someone to care for an older person who cannot care for themselves (and does not have a Durable Power of Attorney). Elder Needs Law can offer advice on naming a guardian if needed.
Call Us Today to Speak With a Florida Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning or Probate Administration Attorney
The attorneys at Elder Needs Law can assist with your estate planning so you can move forward to a new, exciting phase of your life in retirement. A proper estate plan can provide the funds you need to meet your financial needs while preserving your future assets.
Contact us now to schedule a consultation with us today.
No matter what you need assistance with, don’t wait - schedule a consultation today to discuss a plan for your future.