Long-Term Care Attorney

With the overwhelming cost of nursing home care, it’s no surprise that Medicaid planning has been a widely discussed topic.  Baron Law LLC helps you think about your healthcare needs and helps you plan for how these needs are paid for.   The average daily cost of long-term care in the Midwest is approximately $135 per-day.   In Ohio, this same care is around $203.00 per-day.  In sum, your long-term care plan must account for $6090.00 per-month.  Baron Law LLC is your Cleveland, Ohio law firm that can help you navigate through the complex web of federal law surrounding Medicaid benefits.  Cleveland, Ohio attorney Dan Baron can help you navigate it successfully in order to ensure you and your spouse receive the very best long-term medical care available.

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As an estate planning attorney, I’m often asked whether it’s worth purchasing long-term care insurance. Unfortunately, the answer is specific to each individual’s goals, needs, assets, and more.   However, there are several important considerations everyone should know.   Medicaid planning and elder law are key to estate planning.  At a minimum, those planning for their financial and physical health, should consider the following when choosing a long-term care plan.

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Baron Law LLC helps individuals protect their assets when planning for their long-term care.  At some point you may or may not need the care of others to help you with your daily activities (cooking, cleaning, dressing, bathing, etc.)   If you need that care, the money can only come from one of a few places: (1) out-of-pocket; (2) Medicaid; (3) Long-term care insurance; (4) Veterans Assistance.   Medicaid will pay for you to enter a nursing home but it comes with a great expense.  In order to be eligible for Medicaid you must spend down all your assets first.  So, your home, bank accounts, retirement accounts, etc. must all be extinguished / spent down to less than about $2,000.  Put another way, you must sell your home and all your assets in order to receive government assistance.  In the unfortunate event that you need to go into a nursing home and you want to protect your assets, Baron Law LLC can set up strategies to protect a portion of your estate.

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Long Term Care – What Is Available To Veterans

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers information on Long Term Care assistance for those who have served in our military and including this as part of your Estate Planning: For those of you who have served in any of our armed forces, Thank You! Because of your bravery and sacrifice, we still […]

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Why Every Parent Should Establish A Guardianship Within Their Estate Plan

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning lawyer, Daniel A. Baron, offers information on why every parent should establish a guardianship for their minor children within their estate plan:   When is a guardianship necessary? It is customary for the parents of minor children to make any and all legal decisions that are necessary to keep their children […]

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Legal Guardianship – What Is It And When Is It Necessary For The Elderly?

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers information on when it becomes necessary to change legal guardianship for your elderly loved one: Legal Guardianship is used when a person is unable to make or verbalize sound decisions about themselves personally or their property. These same persons can likely be or already have been […]

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The Important Of An Elder Law Attorney

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers information on the importance of having an Elder Law Attorney to help plan for your future: Elder law attorneys are sometimes considered “authorities” as, although they can handle a wide range of other legal issues, they primarily focus on the needs of older adults and also […]

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Long Term Care – Paying for the Nursing Home

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers the following information on the paying for Long Term Care and incorporating it into your Estate Planning: There are misconceptions regarding Long Term Care and who is responsible for paying for any care. This information may be used for informational purposes only.  For more information, or […]

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When Should You Start Planning For Long Term Care?

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers information on when you should start planning for Long Term Care and including this as part of your Estate Planning:   When should you start planning for Long Term Care? If you are under 50, the answer is – “there is no time like the present”.  […]

AN AB Trust – What are the benefits for your estate?

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers information on an AB Trust and the benefits realized from including this as part of your Tax and Estate Planning: For Tax and Estate Planning purposes, as a married couple, maximize the use of your Federal Estate Tax Exemptions through the utilization of an AB Trust. […]

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Applying for Medicaid? Here’s What You Need to Know About Activities of Daily Living vs. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning and elder law attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers the following information on the definition of ADL’s and IADL’s and how to plan on Long Term Care as part of your Estate and Medicaid Plan: As we are all well aware, there is only one alternative to aging. If you are fortunate […]

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The Definition and Role of an Executor of an Estate

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers the following information on the Definition and Role of an Executor of your Estate.   Being named and then carrying out the duties of an executor can be one of life’s most frightening tasks however; keep in mind that this is also an honor. Being named […]

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What is a Trust Protector?

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers information on a Trust Protector and their Role and benefits realized as part of your Comprehensive Estate Plan: Who is a Trust Protector? As it sounds, a Trust Protector is appointed to oversee the assets in the trust and to protect against the trustees so that […]

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What Recourse Do I Have if My Power of Attorney is Stealing From Me?

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers the following helpful answers to Powers of Attorney: Can the Power of Attorney be used by the agent to take my money or property without my permission? Unfortunately, you can run the risk that the agent you choose to give your Power of Attorney could abuse […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Living Will and Last Will and Testament?

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers the following helpful answers to your questions about the difference between a Living Will and a Last Will and Testament. Confusing these terms happens quite frequently as there are those that think that these are one in the same, however, they are entirely two distinct legal […]

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Do I need a Living Will?

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers the following regarding living wills: Before you can answer this question you must first understand what a Living will is and what purpose it serves. A Living Will is one form of Advance Directive which clearly defines your wishes for medical care should the following occur: […]

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What Is a Power of Attorney and Do I Need One?

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers the following helpful answers to Powers of Attorney: What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a legal document you use allowing another designated person, of your choosing, to act on your behalf. It is a legal relationship in which you are the […]

Is Annuity-Based Long-Term Care Right for You?

Annuity-Based Long-Term Care and the Pension Protection Act of 2006 Medicaid and long-term care are unquestionably a hot topic.  Estate planning and Medicaid planning attorneys have long been waiting for an opportunity that would allow those wishing to enroll in Medicaid to shelter all or a portion of their savings – legally!  Cleveland, Ohio estate […]

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Medicaid Planning – Important Considerations When Choosing a Long-Term Care Plan

Medicaid Planning – Important Considerations When Choosing a Long-Term Care Plan It’s no surprise that Medicaid planning has been a widely discussed topic considering the overwhelming cost of nursing home care.  For example, the average daily cost of care in the Midwest is approximately $135 per-day.   In Ohio, this same care is around $203.00 per-day. […]