As we get older, more than 70% of seniors will require some form of long-term care. The median cost of skilled nursing home care in Maryland is nearly $10,000 per month. And, unfortunately, Medicare does not cover the costs associated with long-term care services. These costs can quickly diminish a life time of savings. That’s why long-term care and Medicaid Planning is key.
Thinking about the need for long-term care may be uncomfortable. Thinking about how you are going to pay for it can be even more unsettling. This guide shows you strategies for long-term care, Medicaid planning, and other tools and legal instruments that can help you avoid any crisis.
As part of Medicaid planning, we address the Medicaid five year lookback requirement so that, if you are in crisis, we can provide strategies to help you qualify for Medicaid services and address your future needs. In this guide, we discuss the options for long-term care and Medicaid planning and answer questions like:
- What is the Medicaid five year look back requirement?
- Why most estate plans do not factor in solutions for long term care.
- How to provide for a spouse or partner and the lifestyle they’re accustomed to.
- How to obtain long term care services while preserving family assets.
- Will you be eligible for Medicaid?
- Will your savings and/or family’s inheritance have to be spent?