As Florida residents begin to grow older and more infirm, the question of whether long-term care is appropriate may come into the picture. If one’s mental and physical faculties have declined to the point that constant medical attention and nursing assistance is required, and if one has become mentally incapacitated to the point that it is dangerous for the person to be left alone, then it could be time to consider long-term care.
The problem is that long-term care is so expensive that the costs will eat up the average person’s estate in no time, leaving virtually no amount of money to spare. At Mitchell I. Kitroser, we are passionate about assisting Florida residents prepare financially and legally for long-term care. Whether you want to prepare for an indeterminate date in the future when long-term care might be necessary or if you or your loved one requires care assistance now, the attorneys at our firm may be able to help.
When updating and/or creating their estate plans, elderly Florida residents will want to make sure that they have thought about guardianship issues, Medicaid planning, protecting themselves from potential exploitation and preparing their powers of attorney. They may also want to designate an appropriate group home or nursing homes in the event that they become incapacitated and require this kind of assistance.
Estate planning is a necessity for everyone, no matter what the age of the person happens to be. However, as one begins to grow older, the need for a well-organized estate plan definitely becomes more pressing. By speaking with a qualified estate-planning attorney, one can prepare for long-term care in the event that it ever becomes necessary.