Hartford elder law attorneys help people of all ages to plan ahead for retirement, illness, old age, or incapacity. One of the main goals of elder law attorneys is to help people protect their quality of life by keeping their assets safe and by ensuring they can maintain as much autonomy as possible in case of illness or injury.
For many people who are getting older, one of the biggest issues that can impact quality of life is whether it will be possible for a senior to remain in his or her own home or whether the senior will need to move to assisted living or a nursing home care facility. Not only can these facilities be very costly, but many people don’t want to live in this type of institutional environment and would prefer to remain in their own home for as long as possible.
Aging in place can often be an option if you are able to get the right supports in place. Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates can assist you with building a strong nest egg so you can afford to age in place and can help you to explore programs that will allow you to remain in your home for longer. To find out how our Hartford elder law attorneys can help you to try to stay in your own home for as long as you can, give us a call today.
Is Aging in Place an Option?
Aging in place is an option for some, but not all, seniors. Your ability to stay in your home will depend upon many factors, including your financial situation and your physical and mental condition. Whether you have family members to care for you or whether you can afford the costs of paid caregivers is also going to make a big impact on whether it is possible for you to stay in your own home as you get older or not.
Serious health conditions or physical limitations can sometimes force seniors to move out of their homes. However, with the right advanced planning, this does not necessarily have to occur as you can take advantage of programs and services that could allow you to continue to live independently even as you face the effects of aging.
How Hartford Elder Law Attorneys Can Help You With Aging in Place
Hartford elder law attorneys can help you to explore programs that are available to you that can help to provide you with the services needed to age in place. For example, our legal team helps veterans to find out about VA benefits for the elderly including adult daycare services or medical foster care services. These types of programs could provide help with activities of daily living and could provide veterans with temporary options if they have a short-term medical situation they are facing but are not ready to permanently move into their own home.
We also assist other seniors with understanding benefits available though Medicaid and through other government and nonprofit groups that make it easier to stay in your own home while getting needed services.
Finally, our legal team can help you throughout your career and during your retirement to build and protect a retirement nest egg. If you have enough money saved to live comfortably, you can afford to stay in your home more easily. You should also have extra cash available to pay for things like modifications to your home that are needed for aging in place. You should begin saving and planning for retirement as early as possible so you don’t have to worry about having enough money, and you should talk with our legal team about how to make your nest egg last during retirement.
Getting Help from Hartford Elder Law Attorneys
Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates has extensive experience providing advice on building and protecting retirement assets. Our legal team is also very familiar with programs and services that help the elderly in Connecticut. We can provide you with assistance throughout your life to help you save enough to afford to stay in your own home during retirement. We can also guide you through applying for benefits that could help you to stay independent longer.
To find out more about the legal services we offer and about the plans you need to make for your senior years, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at 860-548-1000 or contact us online to talk with our Hartford elder law attorneys and get personalized advice. Give us a call today to get your plans in place.