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MassHealth (Medicaid) Eligibility and Crisis Planning

Your loved one needs nursing home care unexpectedly. You've been told that your family member won't be able to come home. The nursing home has a mountain of papers to sign and you are hearing conflicting information about MassHealth/Medicaid. What happens now? How do you manage his or her care? Will you lose everything you have worked so hard to save? Where do you start and what do you do?

We often receive "panic" calls when families are faced with these questions and concerns. Unfortunately, they frequently spend more money on care than necessary simply because they don't have access to accurate information in a timely manner. Our office can help you:

Review your income and assets to determine State and federal programs for which you may be eligible to pay for or defray the costs of care;

Devise a strategy that allows for eligibility to be achieved as soon as possible and at the least possible cost to you;

Create a sensible and meaningful spend-down plan;

Advise as to little-known qualifications most people have already, but don't realize;

Explain the levels of care and the options for payment sources at each level;

Communicate all MassHealth/Medicaid benefits application paperwork to obtain approval for benefits sought and act as your liaison with the MassHealth representative through the process; and

Suggest geriatric care managers and other non-legal professionals to aid in developing and managing your care plan, as needed.

Our goal is to relieve you of as much of the stress surrounding the process as possible, so that you will be able to focus on your loved one's during these difficult transitions.

Feel free to contact our long-term care paralegal, Gina Cronin, at 978-772-2442 ext. 4, with immediate questions. She will start you on the correct path in anticipation of a meeting with one of our attorneys.

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