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, and more.

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 their goals
  • 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 area include:

  • 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.

For more about how Edwards Elder Law, P.A. can help you, request a consultation with us today! Call (727) 755-5808.

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Edwards Elder Law, P.A.
St. Petersburg Elder Law Attorney
Located at: 2510 1st Ave. N.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
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Phone: (727) 755-5808
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