We provide guidance and advocacy to clients who need MassHealth (Medicaid) benefits to pay for their long-term care needs.
Independent representation is critical when you are applying for long-term care benefits for nursing home care. You need to understand that if you rely on a staff member of the nursing home company to prepare the MassHealth application (or on a person or company referred by the nursing home), those people are typically not attorneys and may have a duty of loyalty to the nursing home rather than to you.
There are strategies available under the MassHealth regulations which can be used to protect assets for your future security -- even if you are already in a nursing home. Nearly all of the marital assets can be protected for the community spouse if one member of the couple needs nursing home care.
Do not be "penny wise and pound foolish" at this critical time - call us to learn why you need your own advocate and how we can protect your future security.
The application process can be overwhelming, as MassHealth can require up to five years of verifications. Consult with us first to ensure that you know what protections you are entitled to under the regulations.