Many Georgia residents are senior citizens. Getting older often presents many cognitive, physical and financial challenges. Adult children and their aging parents can take comfort in knowing that they can tap into local support resources as needed to address long-term care issues that may arise.

It is common for elders to transition to assisted living residences when they are no longer able to independently function on a daily basis. Doing so does not necessarily have to mean a decline in quality of life, however. Many seniors continue to thrive when they move to facilities where licensed care providers are on hand to assist them and opportunities exist for them to socialize, enjoy the outdoors and exercise as they are able.

Transitioning to an assisted living environment can be stressful, especially if legal complications arise. It is helpful to consult with an attorney who is well-versed in long-term care issues to seek guidance and support if a particular problem is impeding an elder’s quality of life. Adult children can also benefit from such support because it can be difficult to try to resolve issues related to Medicare, Medicaid or asset protection on one’s own.

There are often many long-term care options available. J. Kevin Tharpe, P.C., is committed to helping Georgia residents determine a best course of action in a specific set of circumstances. Seeking clarification regarding the differences between Medicare and Medicaid, as well as eligibility requirements for other government-based programs, can help ensure that a loved one’s interests are protected and that he or she is able to make the most of the options available in his or her case. To request a consultation, you can call our office or access the contact form located on our website for your convenience.