Guest Blogger: Anna Christine
A Georgia native, Anna relocated to Ohio in 2011. She’s grown to love Ohio due to her passion of helping Ohioans protect their financial future through asset protection and estate planning. Anna is passionate about listening to each individual client ‘s particular needs and crafting a specific plan to meet those needs.
Outside the office, Anna can be found running or biking on one of Ohio’s beautiful trails or spending time with her dogs Mollie and Penny.
Read her blog post below…
Navigating Long-Term Care and Nursing Home Care for Your Family
As our loved ones age, they may begin to need assistance with everyday tasks, and help to remain safe and healthy. Many families turn to live-in facilities for the daily care of a loved one, and if your family is looking for a nursing home for a loved one, you probably have a lot of questions.
What level of care does your loved one need?
How can you find a facility that meets your loved one’s particular needs?
What financial arrangements need to be made to keep your family financially healthy?
At AlerStallings, our goal is the same as yours: to ensure the long-term health and safety of your loved ones. That’s why we provide assistance for families navigating live-in facilities and nursing homes on behalf of a loved one. We developed a proprietary program, the CPS Nursing Home Navigation System, to help you access every resource you need along the way.
The CPS Nursing Home Navigation System focuses on the three things your family needs most:
- Care. Your loved one deserves the care that’s right for their unique needs.
- Protection. Protecting your loved one’s assets and your family’s assets is important when facing major healthcare expenses.
- Support. Your family needs the peace of mind of expert help with Medicare applications, medical bills, and any questions that arise along the way.
When you work with our team of attorneys, social workers and case managers, we’ll begin with an assessment determining (or confirming) what kind of care is needed, and what locations can meet your loved one’s needs. We may review in-home care, assisted living, or skilled nursing home care, depending on your loved one’s individual situation.
Next, we’ll explore the options that you have for payment. That includes public and private options, and with Medicare and benefits experts on your side, you’ll be able to create a strategy that’s right for your family. Long term care can be expensive, so we’ll help you focus on three areas of protection: probate protection, tax protection, and long-term care protection. Your strategy could include setting up your assets to avoid the delay and cost of probate at death, strategies for avoiding unnecessary income tax or capital gains taxes, and an evaluation of retirement assets and real estate to determine how to preserve your assets when the need for long term care arises.
We’re able to support your family through every step of the process because our dynamic team includes attorneys, licensed social workers, and specialists in various benefits programs. With our Lifetime Support, you can call us whenever you have a question about the strategy you developed with us. We continue to provide assistance by reviewing incoming bills, statements, and public program paperwork as needed.
If your family is navigating the world of nursing home care or long-term care for a loved one, our team is here to help. Call us today to learn more about our CPS Nursing Home Navigation System and how we can help your whole family through this process.