Law Offices of Norma Hand Brill
MEDICAID PLANNING
One of the greatest fears of older Americans is that they may end up in a nursing home. This not only means a great loss of personal autonomy, but also a tremendous financial cost. Depending on location and level of care, nursing homes rates average between $60,000 and $90,000 a year.

Elder law attorneys are able to analyze options available to clients to pay for care should placement in a skilled nursing facility become necessary. Although there may be more options with pre-planning in a non-crisis situation, elder law attorneys can still help preserve assets and avoid costly mistakes in crisis situations.

The Florida Medicaid Institutional Care Program (ICP) is a state/federal program that pays most nursing home costs for people who meet three eligibility requirements, including age or disability, medical need, and financial need. In Florida, eligibility for Medicaid is determined by the Department of Children and Families and the program is administered by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA.)
 
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