The Ladyman Law Office for senior planning services helps people understand you do not have to spend all of your life savings in a nursing home in the State of Texas.
- If you are the spouse of someone in the nursing home, you will be pleased to know that regardless of the size of your estate the spouse at home would be able to protect 100% of the assets of the couple in most cases. Also, the stay at home spouse in most cases would be able to retain all of the income of the couple, thus qualifying the spouse in the nursing facility 100% for Medicaid benefits.
- If you are the responsible party for an individual in nursing home, the guidelines will allow you protect 50% - 80% of the remaining assets and still qualify for full Medicaid benefits.
The Ladyman Law Office gathers confidential financial data through our financial data form that you can find in the “How to Get Started” tab of this website. Once we receive the data form, we put together a free assessment that will better explain exactly what we can do for your family and how much of the estate can be protected. The assessment will address all of the legal documents you will need as well. We then explain what our fee will be in order for us to help you through this process. Our Firm charges a one time fee that is paid from the assets of your loved one who is facing a nursing facility stay. For the fee, we become your loved ones' long term care advocate for the duration of their lifetime. Based on the amount of assets that can be legally protected from nursing facility spend down we feel that our fee will be an attractive proposition for you. We also fill out the Medicaid application (form 1200) and submit it to the State of Texas on your behalf. Then, during the application process we track the application for you through the state Medicaid system and if necessary represent you in any appeal process should that be required at a later date. After your loved one has been on Medicaid benefits for one year, the State will send you a review form. We will fill out the review form and return it to the state for you. All of this is included in our one time fee. Once we have explained the assessment and our fee, it is up to you. You can either move forward by hiring us or not. Remember.... the assessment is free so it costs nothing to find out what can be done.
Our staff will not pressure you to make a decision. We want you to be comfortable and well informed with our services. We are here to take the pressure off of you. Remember this, every day that you postpone the process of legally protecting assets and applying for benefits in a nursing home is one more day of paying private pay in a nursing home that you can never recover or protect. We want to encourage you to click on the “How To Get Started” tab on our website, double click on the applicable data form, fill it out and give us a call. We then would be pleased to answer your questions.