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Dayton Elder Law Attorneys

Providing Paths to Retirement & the Golden Years

There is a greater emphasis on retirement options, Medicaid planning and Medicare issues, healthcare directives, wealth preservation through estate planning, and other elder law matters than ever before. As baby boomers reach their 50s and 60s, there will be even greater need for information and legal counsel for seniors.

At the law firm of Fox & Associates Co., L.P.A., our lawyers offer guidance in planning for your own retirement or can help a parent or other elderly relative with the issues they may be facing.

Elder law encompasses:

  • Retirement benefits
  • Estate and tax planning
  • Disability planning
  • Conservatorships and guardianships
  • Medicaid planning
  • Medicare
  • Supplemental insurance
  • Nursing home placement
  • Social Security
  • Veterans benefits
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Elder abuse

Planning Ahead to Maintain Medicaid Eligibility

Medicaid is a government program funded by state and federal funds. It provides health coverage to seniors and those who meet certain eligibility criteria. Medicaid is an alphabet soup of different parts. Those who are 65 or over and who receive Social Security qualify for Part A and Part B automatically. Part C lets you choose to receive your healthcare through an organization, and it may allow you to lower your costs or receive additional benefits. Part D is voluntary and is paid for by you, the enrollee.

In general, here is what the different parts cover:

  • Part A — hospitalization
  • Part B — physician services, lab tests, durable medical equipment, and outpatient services
  • Part C — the Medicare Advantage Plan offered by private companies (such as an HMO or PPO)
  • Part D — prescription medications

In Ohio, Medicaid is administered by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. Since eligibility is largely tied to income and assets, Medicaid planning is essential to ensure that Medicaid help is available to you or your parent when needed without wiping out all assets or risking penalties. As experienced Medicaid planning attorneys in Dayton, we can help you with options that can help preserve wealth without losing Medicaid eligibility.

Options may include:

  • Irrevocable trusts
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Other instruments and strategies designed to protect your assets

Use Estate Planning Tools to Your Advantage

A solid estate plan is the best way to prepare for retirement, preserve wealth, and secure your future or provide for the needs of elderly parents. It is important to have a strategy that will allow you to pass on wealth to your children and loved ones should you become ill or injured — events that could decimate your estate. At the same time, you may have a parent who can no longer take care of his or her own financial affairs. A conservatorship will allow you to help your parent and see to it that their assets are protected. Conservatorships can also safeguard against fraud, to which the disabled or elderly are sometimes subjected.

What is the Difference Between Estate Planning and Elder Law?

The primary difference between the two is that Elder Law is put in place for a person to live as comfortably and financially stable as possible while they are living, whereas Estate Planning is put in place to distribute the person's finances and property in the way that they wish after they have passed away.

Contact Us for a Consultation

Your legal challenge deserves the individual attention and benefit of experience that the attorneys at Fox & Associates Co., L.P.A. offer. We provide aggressive representation and compassionate counsel to clients throughout Riverside, Alpha, Fairborn, and the surrounding areas. For your convenience, we have locations in Dayton and Huber Heights.

To schedule a consultation, please contact us online or call our office at (937) 204-1555.


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