Elder law is extremely confusing to most people. It doesn’t matter if you are facing decisions and questions related to a personal situation or attempting to help a loved one, you must understand exactly what you are doing.
Like many people, you may prefer to learn more about your situation before turning to a professional for help. This is something that often comes into play with many areas of the law.
We discuss elder law in great detail on our website, noting the following:
“Elder Law involves planning for the complex health care, long-term care, and other issues facing elderly and disabled individuals and their families. Studies show that we stand a 40 percent chance of needing long-term care at least once before we die. Therefore, everyone should take into account that at some point residency in a nursing home or an assisted living facility may be needed.”
With this definition of elder law guiding you, it’s much easier to understand what falls underneath this “umbrella” of the law.
However, as you move forward in an attempt to learn more, you’ll find that there are many aspects of elder law, including but not limited to:
- Medicaid planning
- Asset protection
- Insurance (medical, long term care, disability)
- Nursing homes
As an elderly individual or someone caring for one, you need to collect as much information as you can.
When it comes to elder law, there are many resources that you can turn to for the help you require. Even if you don’t soak up every detail you come across, any addition to your knowledge base will put you in a better position.
Here are several East Brunswick elder law resources that you should become familiar with:
If you want to learn anything about the New Jersey Medicaid system, including how to apply for benefits, this is the website where you will start.
The state defines Medicaid as follows:
“Medicaid provides health insurance to parents/caretakers and dependant children, pregnant women, and people who are aged, blind or disabled. These programs pay for hospital services, doctor visits, prescriptions, nursing home care and other healthcare needs, depending on what program a person is eligible for.”
If the time comes to apply for benefits or address questions related to the state’s Medicaid system, you can use this website to your advantage.
Note: there is also contact information if you have any questions.
This online resource is all about providing information on long term care. For example, it shares this definition of long term care:
“Long-Term Care is a term that is used to describe an array of services that are available to people with prolonged illnesses, disabilities or cognitive disorders. LTC services include health, medical, personal care, and social services, as described below.”
It also goes on to provide details associated with Medicaid and Medicare, including what both government programs offer.
Finally, there is a section on long term care insurance, which is something that many people purchase before reaching the latter stages of their life. With this policy in place, you’ll have access to funds that can be used for everything from nursing home care to home health.
As you continue your search for East Brunswick elder law information, let these resources play a big part in everything you do.
In addition to the resources above, you can always contact our law firm for professional assistance and advice. We are more than happy to review your situation (or that of a loved one) and help you decide what to do next.
Contact our law firm online or via phone at (732) 238-6000 for professional assistance. We’re more than happy to help!