The average cost of long-term care services in Oregon is roughly $7,600.00 per month. Long-term care costs continue to be a top concern for aging individuals, yet very few individuals understand the planning options and potential pitfalls associated with care-cost planning.
Medicaid is one option of assistance to pay for care. However, there are many misconceptions about Medicaid. The regulations are complex and the application process is often daunting. Although an elder law attorney can assist families who have immediate needs for Medicaid, the earlier the planning begins the more effectively a family can plan for one’s long-term care needs. This is especially true when planning for married couples. Families have legitimate fears and anxieties about the financial demands of a spouse's long-term care services while also protecting the healthy spouse who is inherently at risk due to their spouse's significant care costs.
Whether an individual has been diagnosed with a chronic and progressive disorder such as Alzheimer’s Disease or Parkinson’s Disease, has unexpectedly suffered an injury such as a stroke or traumatic brain injury, or simply wishes to proactively plan for both anticipated and unanticipated care needs in the future, Jennifer will assist you and your family to navigate the long-term care planning process to understand the available options, planning strategies, suitable care options, and the necessary estate planning documents needed for an individual to receive the best possible care down the road.