Florida Elder Law Attorney
As our State’s population ages, more families will want to have a clear understanding of Florida Elder Law. This area of the law deals with the complicated legal issues common to the elderly and their families. Florida Elder Law Attorneys work to protect the rights of senior citizens and their children. At Mortellaro and Sindadinos we assist families with legal planning for all aspects of life of the elderly and their family. This legal area may include Nursing home care and contracts with nursing homes and other types of long term care facilities. Our law firm reviews health insurance and Florida Medicaid eligibility. Other areas important to Florida Elder Law are wills and trust, Guardianship, Estate Planning and Florida Probate.
Long term Care
Seniors at some point usually need help from others to conduct their daily affairs. At first it may simply take the form of advice and gradually may evolve to the point that a full time care taker is needed. One of the first concerns of seniors as they face advancing age is “what will happen if I get sick?” By planning for the eventuality of long term care, seniors are able to have the best care available, preserve their assets and avoid unnecessary legal issues.
Most long term care is provided at home by a spouse or other family member. This traditional arrangement is more challenging today for children of the elderly as both husband’s and wife’s are usually in the workplace. A paid care giver may also be brought into the home to provide care for the elderly. An unwanted result of these circumstances is that a family member or care giver may be in a position to use undue influence on a senior to their detriment and the detriment of family members causing the senior to make decisions that would harm themselves their assets, estate and their family. When a Florida Elder Law attorney is there to help with long term care planning the chance of this occurring is greatly reduced.
It is important to plan ahead for the changes that naturally take place as people face the challenges of advancing age. Mortellaro and Sindadinos are experienced Florida Elder Law attorneys in Tampa serving the Tampa Bay cities of Clearwater, St Pete, New Port Richey, Bradenton and Sarasota.
There are many requirements to qualify for Medicaid and nursing home care. Some individuals may require the knowledge of a Florida Elder Law attorney to guild the children of seniors in Florida to a full understand of these requirements so that the parent is able to best benefit and qualify for the long term care they need. Mortellaro and Sindadinos can assist with Florida Medicaid nursing home planning, Home health care Medicaid planning, assisted living facility contracts and even the preparation of Medicaid applications.
A Florida Elder attorney will be able to help seniors answer these important questions:
Will I have enough money for my long term care?
How do I get Medicare?
Will I be able to afford assisted living?
Will I be able to afford a nursing home?
How do I preserve my assets?
How do I leave money to my children but still control my assets?
Should I buy long term care insurance?
Do I need a Living Will?
Do I need a Durable Power of Attorney?
Mortellaro and Sindadinos can assist seniors and their children in answering these questions. We advise families and individuals in long term care options that meet their needs and help them understand the options available to preserve and protect assets.
You can speak to a Florida Elder Law Attorney at Mortellaro and Sindadinos
In Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Pasco County, Sarasota County or Manatee County Florida call: 813-367-1500 to speak will a Florida Elder Law Attorney about long term care for seniors, wills and trusts, Florida Medicaid planning, Guardianships, Durable Power of Attorney, Medicaid benefits, Florida Probate law, nursing home Medicaid benefits, assisted living facilities contracts and nursing home contracts, nursing home issues as well as estate planning. We serve the following cities in Tampa Bay for clients who need a Florida Elder Law Attorney: Tampa, Clearwater, St Pete, Palm Harbor, Brandon, Lakeland, New Port Richey, Bradenton and Sarasota Florida.
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