Advice on Elder Law in Connecticut from Local Attorneys
Rely on our lawyers to compassionately resolve issues involving your elderly loved ones
During a time when families must make difficult decisions, such as whether to begin asset reallocation to cover medical expenses or whether to place a parent or grandparent in an assisted-living facility, the elder law attorneys of Collins Hannafin, P.C. provide reliable, compassionate legal advice.
Medicaid and Medicare eligibility and benefits explanation and advice from caring attorneys
Collins Hannafin’s elder law attorneys know the current regulations pertaining to senior benefits. We assist individuals and families in devising an optimal benefits eligibility plan. Seniors 65 or older, individuals under 65 with certain disabilities and people with permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant qualify for Medicare, which generally covers ambulance services, hospital care, and doctor visits.
Medicare does not cover custodial care and assistance with activities of daily living (e.g. bathing and dressing). Individuals who are 65 or older, require this type of assistance, and meet the income and asset requirements can apply for Medicaid. The attorneys at Collins Hannafin can assist with the Medicaid application and counsel clients regarding receiving these services at home, in an assisted living facility, or in a nursing home.
Benefits eligibility planning and estate planning under one roof
Everyone should have powers of attorney and healthcare instructions in place to plan for the day when one no longer has the capacity to manage his or her affairs. As we reach our senior years, the need for these documents is heightened. Our elder law attorneys are proficient in the preparation and use of these documents and can ensure they meet the needs of the client. Other matters to which our elder law attorneys can provide advice include:
- Special needs trusts
- Reverse mortgages
Know your rights as a healthcare facility patient
Federal and state laws protect the rights of patients. First and foremost, facilities must respect patients’ unalienable civil rights and their right to privacy and personal property. Connecticut affords additional rights by requiring:
- Humane and dignified treatment
- Visiting and communication rights
- Access to medical records
The violation of your rights as a patient poses a serious problem and brings federal and state penalties, as many of these facilities receive public funding.
Inquire today about eligibility planning, asset reallocation and healthcare issues in Greater Danbury
At Collins Hannafin, P.C., our dedication to community and our team approach aids in our delivery of comprehensive legal services in matters of elder law. Call 203-885-1938 or send us a message online to schedule an appointment with us. We serve clients in Redding, Newtown, Brookfield, Bridgewater, and throughout the area.