Elder Law and Long Term Care Planning

As the average life span continues to increase, so does the need for elder law. This unique area of law focuses on meeting the goals and objectives of older clients and their families by using a variety of legal tools and techniques. Because state and federal laws and regulations are increasingly complex, legal matters affecting the older client and the disabled are constantly changing and confusing. Our specially educated, trained and sensitive attorneys and staff are here to help. We focus on areas such as:

  • Medicaid Planning & Application
  • Protection of Family Assets
  • Long Term Care, Assisted Living & Nursing Home Issues
  • Social Security and Retirement Planning
  • Disability Planning
  • Long Term Care and Supplemental Insurance
  • Medicare and Paying for Health Care
  • Guardianships


Many people want to know when Medicaid will cover nursing home costs that can run $75,000 a year or more. Not many people can pay those costs from their regular income, it doesn't take long to lose all one's savings. Long term care insurance is too expensive for many older people or not practical at certain ages. A person already ill may be uninsurable.

Folks ask friends and neighbors for advice on how to get Medicaid to pay for nursing home care. Few lawyers know this constantly changing area of the law. It is a complicated one and should be handled by an attorney who knows Medicaid law and studies to remain current on it.


Having a conversation with your loved one about his or her long term care wishes in advance will be helpful when the time comes for you to make more concrete decisions about their care when they can no longer care for themselves. The best scenario is one in which all parties realistically evaluate both the overall situation and how it may change in the short or long term future. Ideally, being proactive will help everyone arrive at a mutual decision that is the best solution. The first step in the planning process is having the conversation about your loved one's long term care wishes.

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442 South Main Street, Suite 19, Davidson, NC 28036
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