Dallas Elder Law Attorney
There comes a time in many family’s lives when a mom, a dad or another much-loved elderly relative needs a little help. Maybe they are having trouble handling their financial affairs, or they’ve developed a disabling or degenerative disease like age-related dementia or Alzheimer’s. It could be a sudden health crisis, like a broken hip from a fall, that lands a loved one in a nursing home.
We are honored to be able to help Texas families plan for the care and health of their elderly loved ones. We understand that you may be experiencing a lot of stress and uncertainty about the best course of action to take to provide the right level of care. We will do our very best to help you understand your options so you can choose the best long-term care plan for your loved one.
A Board Certified Legal Specialist for Elder Law
Dallas elder law attorney Christopher Parvin is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Only approximately 1% of Texas attorneys have earned this specialist certification. He has devoted his legal career to helping families plan for and care for loved ones in their time of need. When you need to talk to a highly experienced lawyer who understands the complexity of caring for a vulnerable adult, contact our Dallas law office to schedule a consultation: (214) 974-8940.
We can assist you with:
- Crisis planning for a loved one needing immediate Medicaid benefits but who may not be qualified due to income or asset amounts
- Guardianships (and Guardianships in Advance of Need)
- Powers of Attorney (medical, financial and general)
- Estate planning to protect the assets of the senior citizen
- Medicare/Medicaid planning to provide for long-term care in the future
- Trusts, such as Special Needs Trusts or Miller Trusts, to pay for medical and daily living expenses of a person in a long-term care facility
Plano Medicare/Medicaid Planning
Many families start out paying for nursing home care but find that their resources are inadequate to continue. Without financial help, a healthy elder spouse may become impoverished and suffer a low quality of life.
Government programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, provide vital financial assistance.
- Medicare covers certain hospital bills for people aged 65 and over but does not pay for nursing home care.
- Medicaid, a needs-based program, pays for nursing home care but the would-be recipient must qualify by proving financial need.
It’s easy to make mistakes in financial planning that later result in a senior being disqualified from receiving Medicaid benefits for some period of time. That can have a devastating impact on a family’s finances.
Call To Speak To A Senior / Elder Law Attorney
It’s important that financial planning in the later years of life be viewed holistically. Attorney Parvin will review the estate planning and asset protection planning that has already been done so he can advise you on steps you can take to protect eligibility for government assistance at a later date. Contact Chris’s Dallas law office online or call (214) 974-8940 to schedule a consultation.