Maintain security by planning ahead

Maintain Security by Planning Ahead

When nearing retirement, it is important to prepare for the high costs of long-term skilled nursing care and assisted living services.  At Winkler Legal, LLC help elders and their families plan today for tomorrow’s health crisis. As we age our need for healthcare services increases. It is this reality that requires taking steps today to plan for the level of care you want in the future while also protecting your assets from being spent-down.  

Our Long-Term care planning clients complete a long-term care planning packet so that we better understand your financial picture and family circumstances so that we tailor a long-term plan to your unique circumstances.  Planning at least five years ahead of when you expect to need skilled nursing or assisted care, we can protect most, if not all, of your assets, while assuring that you will receive the level of care you desire. 

Winkler Legal is on your side to help protect your assets while also qualifying you for the best skilled nursing care possible. 

Click here to request a copy of our long-term care planning packet. 

What is Long-Term Care?

Long-term Care refers to the ongoing services and supports needed because of a chronic health condition or disability. Long-term care includes medical and rehabilitative services and assistance with activities of daily living. Care can be provided in a variety of settings, including at home, in an assisted living facility, at an adult day-care center, or in a nursing home.  

Will I Ever Need Long-Term Care?

More than likely.  Consider the odds, 1 in 335 houses will have a fire each year, 1 in 52 people will have an auto accident each yearbut 1 in 1.14 people age 65 and older will need long-term care. If you do not plan ahead or take the necessary steps now, the odds are you and your family will likely suffer future financial distress caused by the costs of long-term care.

To learn more about Long-Term Care planning contact Winkler Legal, LLC. Utilize our resources and schedule a consultation with attorney Dirk Winkler. 

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