Elder Care Law

When the time comes to plan for a friend or loved one who requires long-term care, you do not want to leave out any details. Providing care for a spouse, parent, or family member takes compassion, communication, and legal expertise, which is why clients turn to my services for Elder Care in Kansas City, MO at the Law Office of Jennifer Dodson.

The Legal Side of Elder Care

Preparing estate planning documents, appointing powers of attorney, and reviewing assets must be handled before an individual can be placed into appropriate care or settle his or her affairs. These are all services my legal team provides. Furthermore, we facilitate:

  • The legal paperwork and essential documents. If you need to prepare a will, trust, or Medicaid Application in Kansas City, MO we will organize and submit those forms for you. Disability and Medicaid planning is also available. We can recommend local services to help you through the transition into Elder Care, such as local community centers and comparable opportunities.
  • Related financial counsel. Long-term care insurance may be necessary to secure at-home care or assisted living services. You also want to make sure you have the required policy to get into your preferred nursing home. Working with a legal team experienced in this aspect of Elder Care ensures you can live where you want and carefully outlines the benefits of Medicaid, similar insurance options, and how these work together.

Rest assured knowing your long-term Elder Care is squared away. Schedule a free initial consultation by contacting the Law Office of Jennifer Dodson. I can also advise you on how to manage your loved one’s assets while guiding you through the legal demands associated with Medicaid, VA Benefits, Estate Planning, and more.                               

Medicaid, Assets, and VA Benefits

Medicaid laws vary from state to state, and they are updated regularly. I assist clients in planning for Medicaid in Kansas City, MO, ensuring appropriate eligibility levels and enrollment data are confirmed, but we can also work together to safeguard your assets, including special needs trusts.

Get in touch with us today to get started on the Medicaid application process and go over applicable laws. We also specialize in Bankruptcy law, so if that is a possibility in the future, we can work to preserve Medicaid and SSI benefits.

Furthermore, I devote attention to securing all applicable benefits for military veterans and surviving spouses. Individuals in need of Elder Care, whether in-home or at an assisted living facility, will appreciate our personal service, honesty, and accessibility throughout the entire process. We will always communicate with you and will keep you apprised of any material needed to secure the best possible Elder Care.

Estate Planning and Guardianship

Estate planning is an important step in Elder Care law. You must ensure your assets will be divided the way you want, and you need to make sure you have as much control over litigation as possible. This may include appointing a power of attorney, drafting a living will, establishing a trust, or appointing guardianship in the event that you or a loved one cannot manage personal or medical needs. The Law Office of Jennifer Dodson can help you outline a plan for the distribution of your assets according to your exact wishes.

Working Together in Kansas City, MO

Practicing Elder Care law and managing your financial resources safely and responsibly in Kansas City, MO takes devotion to clients and attention to detail. There is a lot of information to consider, and many individuals stand to lose important benefits if anything is missing. For more information, reach out to us at the Law Offices of Jennifer Dodson at 816-977-2763.


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