When you work with a Dubuque Medicaid planning attorney at Pioneer Law Office, you get a partner that is committed to protecting your legal rights, financial assets, and personal values. We take time to understand our clients’ situations and craft personalized strategies based on their needs. Learn more about our customized and practical approach to Medicaid planning below.
A Comprehensive Medicaid Planning Firm for Dubuque Families
With over 50 years of experience and a commitment to the families in Iowa, our lawyers offer comprehensive legal services for senior citizens, disabled individuals, and their families. We pride ourselves on our unique approach to Medicaid planning — educating our clients in plain English and collaborating with them to identify their needs, as well as building practical, real-life solutions for them. We truly believe that our job is to help you find your way.
Planning for Long-Term Care
Nursing care and home health care in Iowa is becoming incredibly expensive — more than $5,000 a month on average. Most Dubuque families simply do not have the resources to fully fund a lengthy stay in a nursing home. We know that you’ve worked hard for your retirement savings — and it can be devastating to see it quickly disappear when you need intensive medical care.
When you work with a Dubuque Medicaid planning attorney from Pioneer Law Office, we will help you craft plans that help finance your future healthcare needs and direct the quality and nature of your care. This might involve the following:
- Assessing your eligibility for government programs, such as Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid
- Evaluating long-term care insurance options (and whether it’s a good deal under your circumstances)
- Protecting your assets through trusts, permissible transfers, and spend downs
- Drafting healthcare directives that guide your medical treatment and end-of-life care
Guardianships and Durable Powers of Attorney
Durable powers of attorney can help protect your finances and business interests if you become incapacitated. Drafted in advance, these powers of attorney authorize a trusted loved one or colleague to manage your assets and businesses if you are unable to do so yourself. A Dubuque Medicaid planning attorney can help you identify a responsible, trustworthy agent and create legally-binding documents. We can also help you modify a durable power of attorney if your circumstances change.
Typically, a guardianship is not created in advance. Instead, loved ones petition the court for a guardian after a loved one becomes incapacitated. This allows the designated guardian to make important life decisions on behalf of the individual. A Dubuque Medicaid planning attorney at Pioneer Law Office can help you file a guardianship petition, present your case to the court, and help your family through this difficult and emotional process.
Identifying Community Resources for Senior Citizens
Under state and federal laws, there are numerous programs that benefit senior citizens in Iowa. Many of these programs help seniors stay in their homes, obtain quality healthcare, and protect them from predatory businesses and individuals. We frequently help our clients identify under-used resources in the Dubuque area.
Protecting Your Property and Assets
Every year, senior citizens in Iowa fall prey to predatory elder abuse. If you or a loved one were taken advantage of by a financial scam, contact a Dubuque Medicaid planning attorney immediately. You might be entitled to compensation and your reporting might protect other vulnerable seniors.
In addition to Medicaid planning services, Pioneer Law Office also helps individuals and families with estate planning services, including establishing and administering wills and trusts and opening estates in probate court. We create client-focused estate plans that not only protect your assets and distribute them to loved ones. We can also help you plan and finance both your end-of-life care and memorial services. If you need help addressing these difficult issues, a Dubuque Medicaid planning attorney can help you make a plan.
Speak With a Dubuque Medicaid Planning Attorney at Pioneer Law Office
A Dubuque Medicaid planning attorney can help empower you during your senior years. At Pioneer Law Office, we dedicate ourselves to our senior neighbors and their families. If you need help asserting your rights or building a long-term healthcare or estate plan, contact us for more information.