Elder Law is a concentrated area of the law that involves representing, counseling, and assisting seniors and people with disabilities—and their families—in connection with a variety of legal issues. The Elder Law attorney also handles estate planning and counsels clients about planning for incapacity with health care decision-making documents.
In planning for long-term care, an elder law attorney can help you structure your estate to more thoroughly provide for your care as you age. The average cost of nursing home care in Florida exceeds $8,000 per month. Rules for public assistance can be complex. Knowing how to address issues related to assets and income is essential in working for the greatest care and support possible.
McCreary Law Office, P.A. focuses its Elder Law practice in assisting clients in planning for possible long-term care needs, including at-home care, assisted living, or nursing home care. Part of this involves coordinating public and private resources to finance the cost of care, and working to ensure the client’s right to quality care. This planning can be done proactively or when sudden needs arise.
Before entering the legal field, Jana McCreary worked in long-term care for almost a decade, wrapping up that time working as a private provider’s Business Manager. This experience directly lends to her understanding of this landscape, having had to assure that facility’s clients’ continued qualification for benefits on a regular basis.
Elder Law Issues
- Incapacity Planning
- Long Term Care Planning
- Social Security (including SSI and SSDI)
- Asset Protection and Longevity
- Elder Abuse and Exploitation