Long-Term Care Planning in Virginia
Serving Richmond Area Seniors and Families
Elder law is another aspect of estate planning, focusing primarily on the needs of families and individuals as they age. Issues of aging include senior housing and home care, long-term (or nursing home) care, guardianships and health care documents, Medicare and Medicaid. Attorney Charles Nance is happy to provide helpful tips that make these issues of aging less intimidating.
Medicaid is a joint federal-state program, subject to certain federal requirements, each state implements its own regulations on how the program is managed. Medicaid is not an entitlement program like Medicare, but rather a form of welfare. Medicaid eligibility is determined after the proper application is submitted to the Commonwealth. There are many Medicaid insurance programs available in Virginia, from basic medical coverage to nursing home programs. Information about Medicaid for long-term care in a nursing home or community setting can be found on the The Office of Aging Services of the Division of Community Living website.
The Office of Aging provides a wealth of information for seniors and care givers.
The Nance Law Firm assists seniors and their families in making the tough decisions regarding long-term care planning, including whether Medicaid eligibility may be an option. Schedule a 15-minute phone consultation today for more guidance on you or your family member’s long-term care options.