Planning for the Elderly in your life can be difficult in many ways.  It is our goal to help you along that path.

Some of the ways that our firm can help you are:

  • Planning for an aging family member who may soon require help with daily care

  • Anticipating and planning for the elderly client’s future needs, as well as access to resources

  • Making sure that assets are protected from creditors and elder abuse/undue influence

  • Help with pre-planning for protecting assets from Medicaid

  • Protecting against the need for guardianship or conservatorship through thorough estate planning

  • If Estate Planning is not in place and Guardianship and Conservatorship is needed, guiding your family through that process

We help families prepare for the time when they or their loved ones will face issues such as aging, incapacity, disability, professional long-term care, and death. We provide these elder law services including all levels of estate planning and special needs planning, including powers of attorney and long-term care and retirement planning.  

Planning for Long-Term Care Services and Support:

  • Medical assessment of the aging individuals’ mental, physical and emotional condition;

  • Estate planning, wills, power of attorney, advance health care directive, trusts

  • Asset analysis and planning, funding of long-term care services and support;

  • Asset preservation strategies

  • Tax planning

  • Government funding sources, Federal and state assistance program eligibility and benefits, Medicaid (state), Veterans;

  • Current requirements or potential future LTSS options planning, in-home care, skilled nursing facility, assisted living under various cognitive or physical health conditions.

Sources of Funding for Long-Term Care Services and Support

Who Will Make the Financial and Healthcare Decisions?

Our Attorneys at the Duggan Law Firm, LLC assist our clients’ in the recommendation and preparation of legal instruments to address who will make financial and health care decisions when you are no longer able to make them for yourself.  We utilize:

(source: Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Americans: Risks and Financing Research Brief)

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