Getting older definitely can be challenging in many ways. As Georgia residents approach their golden years, they may have health problems or financial issues that need addressed. Some must transition to nursing home care, while others are focused on executing strong estate plans. Long term care planning typically includes numerous aspects in addition to planning an estate, however, and it helps to know where to seek support if complications arise.

Perhaps you are an adult child of a parent in need of long term care assistance. It can be overwhelming trying to organize documents and help your parent get needed mental of physical health care, as well as take care of insurance problems or daily living assistance service issues. Elder law regulations vary by state, so it is critical to seek clarification before developing a particular plan.

Concerning long term care services, there are usually private or public options. Medicare would be an example of a public program. No matter which type is chosen, there are general eligibility requirements, rules and limitations that must be followed. If you believe a nursing home or government agency has acted outside your parent’s best interests, you may want to seek guidance from an experienced elder law attorney.

J. Kevin Tharpe, P.C., in Gainesville, Georgia, is fully equipped to handle all your long term care planning needs. This law office is also committed to assisting veterans and their families, especially regarding benefits. If you have a long term care problem you would like to discuss, you can request a meeting at any time.