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Family members express worry about the affordability of in-home or nursing home care when they suddenly need it. When facing an immediate health crisis, it’s possible to get knowledgeable advice from our estate planning and elder law attorneys to guide you to the right level of care and ways to pay for it. We also encourage families to implement a proactive plan well before the need for care arises. Sandberg, Stettler, & White brings a wealth of knowledge and resources to clients in Utah.

Our firm is well-versed in strategies designed to protect assets while qualifying for government benefit programs such as Medicaid and VA Aid and Attendance. These programs help offset the high costs of long-term health care, making it more affordable to get you the care you need. We love seniors and understand the challenges experienced by their caregivers. We will go above and beyond to find solutions for seniors and their families.

Utah Medicaid Crisis Planning

We use proactive Medicaid planning and asset protection strategies to help individuals and families plan for the high cost of different health care services in the later stages of life, so they don’t worry about losing their home and savings. However, sometimes the need is immediate, and crisis planning is necessary in order to obtain Medicaid at the earliest date possible.

When a senior and their family are in this health crisis, we must work to manage their issues and preserve their assets while acquiring Medicaid benefits to provide care during this crisis and beyond. We want our clients to have access to the best care when they can no longer manage daily activities of living on their own.

Care Levels Include:

  • In-Home Caregivers (family members and professionals)
  • Home Healthcare and Hospice
  • Independent Living Communities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities

Depending on an individual’s level of care, options to pay for long-term health services may include:

  • Private Pay
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Medicaid
  • VA Aid and Attendance Pension
  • New Choices Waiver

While proactive [long-term care Medicaid planning] will offer more options, it is never too late to do Medicaid or [VA planning]. Even in a medical crisis, when a spouse or parent has an immediate need for skilled nursing care, we can help reduce the time it takes to qualify for assistance and alleviate the financial burden.

We pride ourselves in offering compassionate advice during these difficult times. There are multiple Medicaid-approved strategies that can be employed in a health crisis to qualify you or a loved one for Medicaid long-term care. The approval can even apply retroactively.

Sandberg, Stettler, & White has been trusted by many Utah families who needed legal advice from experienced estate planning and elder law attorneys. We will ensure that your family is well informed and can make an educated decision regarding your family member’s health care and financial concerns.

Our estate planning attorneys can help you and your loved ones understand estate planningMedicaid long-term care planningcrisis Medicaid planningVA planningspecial needs planning, and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). With offices in Kaysville and South Jordan, our Utah law firm welcomes the opportunity to consult with new clients in Davis, Weber, Salt Lake, Utah, and surrounding counties to learn more about how we can help meet your estate planning and asset protection needs.

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