Types of Long Term Care Planning

Types of Long Term Care Planning

As a law firm dedicated to legal issues facing elder Ohioans, we offer two types of long-term care planning; pre-planning and crisis planning. 


Pre-planning happens at least five years (look-back period) before a healthcare crisis occurs. Preplanning  provides the best opportunity to protect your assets from the high costs of skilled longterm nursing care. Pre-planning allows us to protect most – if not all – of your assetsBy planning ahead, you will qualify for Ohio Medicaid assistance immediately and protect your assets.

Crisis planning

Getting qualified for Ohio Medicaid once you or a lovedone has been admitted into a nursing home or assisted living facility is deemed crisis planning.  In crisis planning, we will get you qualified for Ohio Medicaid assistance, but we can only protect about half of your assets because due to the limited time available.  If you or a loved one has recently been admitted to a nursing home or assisted living facility – call us.  You do not have to spend down all of your assets to qualify for Ohio Medicaid assistance.

One thing is certain – if you fail to plan you will have to spend-down all but $2,000 of your assets to qualify for Ohio Medicaid assistance.  This does not have to happen.  If you are married or have dependents, planningahead can protect your loved one’s financial future without jeopardizing the care you will receive. Waiting until a crisis hits will have a severe impact on your financial future.

There is no reason to spend-down all your assets to qualify for Ohio Medicaid assistance.  Whether planning ahead or crisis planning, there are viable options available to protect thousands of dollars in assets.  

Call Winkler Legal before you start spending down your hard-earned resources.

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