Elder Law/Medicaid


Worried About Long-Term Care and Nursing Home Costs?

Are you or your loved ones dealing with the challenges of aging, long-term care, and financial security? As time moves forward, questions about asset protection, proper care, and securing your future may arise. We understand the unique complexities of aging, and we're here to guide you through the long-term care planning process.


Why Should You Care About Elder Law and Medicaid?

  • As you or your loved ones age, it's crucial to address a range of legal, financial, and healthcare concerns:

    Asset Protection: How can you safeguard your assets and property while ensuring access to essential care services?

    Long-Term Care Planning: What options do you have for long-term care, and how can you make sure you or your loved ones receive quality care without exhausting your financial resources?

    Medicaid Eligibility: Understanding the intricacies of Medicaid eligibility and how to plan for it can make a significant difference in your financial security.

    Estate Planning: How can you ensure that your wishes are respected when it comes to the distribution of your assets and estate?

    Healthcare Decisions: What legal tools can help you make important healthcare decisions and appoint someone you trust to act on your behalf if you're unable to do so?

Our Expertise in Elder Law and Medicaid:

  • Our experienced team specializes in Elder Law and Medicaid planning. We offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet your specific needs:

    Medicaid Planning: We can help you navigate the complex Medicaid system, explore eligibility options, and structure your finances to maximize benefits while protecting your assets.

    Estate Planning: We can assist you in creating a personalized estate plan, including wills, trusts, and advance directives, to ensure your wishes are honored and your legacy is preserved.

    Guardianship and Conservatorship: We provide guidance on establishing guardianships or conservatorships when necessary to protect vulnerable adults.

    Long-Term Care Planning: We work with you to explore options for long-term care, including nursing homes, assisted living, and in-home care, while considering the financial implications.

    Asset Protection: Our team can help you structure your assets to safeguard them from the high costs of long-term care while maintaining your eligibility for Medicaid.

Start Medicaid Planning

The best time to plan for the future is while you still have good physical and mental health. Medicaid covers some (not all) of nursing home expenses, which is why you need an elder law attorney for asset protection and estate planning.

Prepare For Nursing Home Costs

According to the Michigan Department of Human Services, the average cost of nursing home care in Michigan for 2024 is $10,870 per month. At that rate, even a relatively short stay at a nursing home can wipe out all your family's resources.

All too often, families with elderly persons in need of long-term care don't seek the help of a Medicaid lawyer until they have already exhausted most of their resources. With their savings gone, 7 out of 10 nursing home residents end up relying on Medicaid's Medical Assistance Program to help pay for their care.


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About Our Firm

We provide estate planning counsel to our clients protecting their assets and preparing their family's estate planning needs. Learn more about our firm.

Contact Us

Douglas H. McPhail, PLC
800 E. Ellis Road
Norton Shores, MI 49441
(231) 799-4994