Elder law focuses on the legal issues unique to the elderly and disabled. When you or your loved one starts to have a mental or physical decline, it can be very difficult to navigate this process. You may have many questions dealing with financial institutions, nursing homes, social workers, doctors offices, Medicare, Medicaid and more. While every situation is different, it is difficult for everyone involved. When dealing with your aging loved one, you should look to professional help to make sure your loved one is taken care of, you have the help you need, and your loved one's assets are protected and can last as long as possible.
Simply put, our job is to you and loved one: 1) find; 2) get; and 3) pay for good long-term care. Our elder law team provides the following services:
- Medicaid and asset protection planning (follow this for the 2017 Income and Asset table for Medicaid Benefits)
- Medicaid Application
- Healthcare advocacy
- Veterans benefits
- Estate Planning (wills and trusts)
- Irrevocable Asset Protection Trusts
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Advanced Directives (Designations of Healthcare Surrogates and Living Wills)
- Elder Exploitation
Though you or your loved one may not be eager to address these situations and have these difficult conversations, doing so now can prevent hardships in the future. An experienced elder law attorney can help individuals and families address the issues unique to the aging population and form an effective plan that will ease transitions when the time comes. At DeLoach & Hofstra, P.A., our elder law team offers clients unmatched advice and action. We are here to help you by providing good, honest service and great advice. Attorney "Rep" DeLoach is board certified by the Florida Bar Association in elder law, and we feature Life Care Planning to ensure a comprehensive and effective approach to the care and management of the aging. If you want to get started planning for your future, or if you have questions about how to best take care of your older loved ones, call our Seminole office today or take a moment to fill out our online contact form for a prompt response.
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“I am exceedingly satisfied with the help your firm gave me. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone dealing with an elderly loved one. Your customer service and satisfaction is a very strong point. You and your staff have always been there for me to provide the service required. I was unable to cope with my wife’s failing health until I found you.”
“I would recommend you all to anyone and will do so as often as I can.”
“Words cannot express how much your team has helped us out. You did everything I asked, and more, to help my mother and myself deal with my father’s dementia. Your entire team was absolutely amazing and we would have been completely lost without you. Hiring you was the best decision we could have made!”
“At first I was hesitant in hiring you, but you and your team paid for yourself and then some. I am one of your greatest fans and you can always use me for a reference.”
“Words can’t describe how helpful you were during this entire journey [with my mother].”
“Rep, words alone cannot express our appreciation for all you and your caring staff did for my parents. Everyone in your office went above and beyond to make sure they spend their final years knowing they would be taken care of. We do not know what else to say but that you have our utmost respect.”
“Hiring you and your team was the best decision we could have made. You and your team’s hard work, knowledge and caring have made things so much better for all of us in the difficult time and we cannot thank you enough, and the fee certainly more than paid for itself.”
Success With Our Unique Life Care Planning Program
At DeLoach & Hofstra, P.A., we want to address all your concerns—issues you may have now and in the future—to provide you and your family the most comprehensive and effective plan possible. With these plans in place, your loved ones have the peace of mind they deserve as they settle into their sunset years. Part of what sets us apart is our Life Care Planning program.
The Life Care Planning process combines all the elements of protection for the elderly into one convenient package. We work with all family members, a nurse, and a public benefits specialist to address all the needs that may arise, including:
- Healthcare – We assess the health of the client and make recommendations about appropriate care and facilities. Once you or your loved one is in a facility, we continue to advocate to ensure their continued, effective care. We have a social worker on staff to help provide you and your loved one with the proper care.
- Financial – We address asset protection and benefits. We will help you find any benefits or government programs that may be of service and help you secure enrollment.
- Legal – We will build a custom estate plan for every estate that can be activated at the appropriate time to provide effectively for the aging adult.
The best time to begin a Life Care Plan is when you or a loved one first experiences or is diagnosed with a physical or mental impairment. Our team understands just how to address these situations and will activate our response based on your symptoms. Often, it is overwhelming for families to address the diagnosis and know how to move forward. That’s why your experienced team at DeLoach & Hofstra, P.A., offer this comprehensive service.
Call Our Pinellas County Law Firm Today
Whether your older loved one has experienced a sudden change in health or you are simply thinking about the future, our elder law team understands the challenges that face the aging population. We know it can be difficult and overwhelming for families to know how to ensure their older loved ones will be safe, comfortable and appropriately taken care of. Our board certified elder law attorney can offer the guidance you need to make sure your wishes are followed and you are protected. We facilitate discussions, coordinate care, find and apply for benefits, and advocate when you cannot.