Long-term Care Crisis HelpDo you need help fast because your loved is facing a long-term care crisis? Maybe they just fell, were hospitalized, in rehab or in a nursing home. You may not believe this, but if you’re single, widowed, divorced…our Michigan government does not help you pay for long-term care unless you are flat broke! Now if you’re married, then they want you to spend over half your assets before they give you any help. If you don’t take action, then you may have to sell your home to pay for the long-term care and medical bills, that just keep coming…and coming…and coming.
Our families count on us when they need answers and we’re here to help. We understand it’s stressful dealing with these issues and it is our goal to become the quarterback of the process and take that weight off your shoulders. Metro-Detroit families rely on The Elder Care Firm of Christopher J. Berry, CELA to ease the burden the long-term care, elder care journey. Contact us right away if you are in crisis and need answers now. Every moment you delay your family could be losing thousands of dollars.
There was a recent USA Today article that said that the lifetime cost of being diagnosed with dementia is over $730,000! In south-east Michigan, nursing homes generally run over $9,750 per month. If you are looking at assisted living communities you should expect to pay between $2,500 and $5,500 per month. Now if you need an assisted living with memory care, then the cost could be $5,500 to $7,500 per month.
There are really only two ways to pay for long-term care. You can either private pay or your can bring in governmental benefits in the form of the VA Benefit and Medicaid. With the cost of long-term care devastatingly high, many people look for either the VA Benefit or Medicaid to help pay the cost of care. But do you need to become impoverished to get Medicaid assistance? NO!
You don’t want to be out of money and out of quality health care options for your loved one. A nursing home resident can only keep a couple thousand dollars and can only keep enough of their income to pay for a hair cut each month. It doesn’t have to be like this.
When a long-term care crisis strikes, you need to contact an experienced, knowledgeable, Michigan elder law attorney to guide your family. There is no time to waste! Every day could be costing thousands of dollars that your family need not pay. A nursing home for dad does not mean that mom needs to be in the poor house.
There are additional benefits available for veterans and surviving spouses of veterans. If you have a loved one who is needing home care, assisted living or nursing home care, then we could bring in an additional $2,120 per month to help pay the cost of care. The VA doesn’t advise veterans or surviving spouses on the steps needed to qualify. As a VA Accredited Certified Elder Law Attorney, our firm can help you secure the hard earned, tax free benefit that your family deserves.
Home care costs, assisted living costs, nursing home costs are rising. USA Today recently published an article that said if you're diagnosed with dementia, the lifetime cost of that will be $730,000. Take the necessary legal and financial steps to protect yourself and loved ones from the devastating cost of long-term care.