Elder Law and Long-Term Care Planning
Whether you are planning in advance for the possibility of requiring long-term care, or a family member is suddenly admitted to a nursing home or other facility, it is a good idea to meet with an elder law attorney to review financial options and whether (and when) to apply for Medicaid long-term care assistance.
The attorneys at Norton & Abert, P.C. can help you navigate through the complex Medicaid rules and advise you of your options. We can also review any Medicaid planning you may have done in the past to determine whether your plan is still advisable for you. You should also seek legal advice when considering whether to make a gift to a family member because recent changes in New Hampshire law have resulted in gift recipients becoming personally liable for your nursing home care in certain circumstances. Medicaid is an extremely complicated area of law and is to be considered a "safety net" to be used only after almost all available assets are exhausted.