Elder Law Attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida
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Regardless of your age, it is important that you feel comfortable with
the future and know that your loved ones will be cared for. We are proud
of our experience handling a variety of elder law concerns involving Medicaid
and VA benefits, estate planning, trusts, wills, probate and trust administration,
Our founding attorney, Ms. Stephanie Edwards, ensures that each client
is provided with personalized, one-on-one attention for his or her unique
needs. We equip individuals and families who work with us with the information
they need as we assist them through every step of estate planning, applying
for Medicaid and VA benefits, and resolving related elder law issues.
We understand that the people who come to us for guidance are navigating
unfamiliar territory, which is why we offer our compassionate support.
Edwards Elder Law, P.A. is proud to say that we:
- Help our clients create individualized strategies that can help them reach
- Offer fixed prices whenever possible to help ensure that clients are able
to ask as many questions as possible without being charged extra
- Educate our clients on the issues and developments regarding their documents
and estate-related concerns
- Keep our client base small to help ensure that each individual receives
the utmost attention necessary for his or her specific concerns
- Have based our practice's model on a small, concierge business, which
allows us the time to give each client personal attention and counsel
Whether you are looking guidance regarding an elder law issue for a family
member or yourself, you can turn to Edwards Elder Law, P.A. We can help
people who have an immediate need for long-term care assistance as well
as people who want to plan ahead and start talking about their options
for paying for long-term care assistance before they need help.
We offer assistance with:
- Estate planning
- Incapacity planning
- Medicaid planning
- Probate and trust administration
- Veterans' benefits
Planning for How to Pay for Long-Term Care
Our elder law practice helps families find solutions when a loved one can't
live independently any longer. We help people answer key questions such
as, "Where will it be safe for my loved one to live?" and "How
is my loved one going to pay for the care that he or she needs?"
Costs of Long-Term Care
Many people needing assistance with paying for the costs of long-term
care are responsible people who did the right thing and saved diligently
for their retirement years. As long as they stay healthy, they are typically
able to comfortably live within their retirement budgets. The costs of
long-term care, however, can stretch a retirement budget beyond its breaking point.
Examples of different types of long-term care cost ranges in the St. Petersburg
- Home companion care: starts at $18 - $20 per hour
- Assisted living facility care: between $2000 and $4000 per month
- Memory care in assisted living facilities: between $4000 and $6000 per month
- Nursing home care: between $6000 and $8000 per month
Financial Assistance for Long-Term Care
Whether it is home care, assisted living, or nursing home care, there
are usually only three sources of money: personal funds; long-term care
insurance; and government benefits such as Medicaid and Aid & Attendance,
a program for veterans offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
If you don't have enough money in your personal funds, then you need
to look to long-term care insurance or government benefits. If you don't
have long-term care insurance, then that only leaves the option of applying
for government benefits. We can help you assess your options and complete
steps to obtain the funds that may be available to you.
Do you have questions? Call us for answers.
If you are ready to get started addressing a current need or planning for
the future, consult Edwards Elder Law, P.A. as soon as possible. We are
committed to providing valuable information and one-on-one services to
clients throughout the St. Petersburg area.