Legal Services for Older Clients and Families
The Law Firm of Vogel & Dubois focuses our legal services to assist older clients and their families. We also assist those with illnesses and disabilities including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia, strokes and chronic conditions including MS, cancer, and ALS. Our elder law services are also appropriate for people of any age who are dealing with a long-term illness or disability. A common primary goal is to help loved ones remain in familiar surroundings for as long as possible. Our elder law services include:
Our Elder Law Services Include:
- Helping clients make arrangements for long-term care and nursing home care.
- Developing strategies to enable clients or a spouse to remain in their home.
- Helping clients choose the best way to pay for long-term care while protecting family assets.
- Developing plans to manage and pay for health care and long-term care.
- Helping clients determine how they will fund retirement, including the role that Social Security and investments will play, and educating investment advisors on the hidden costs of care.
- Helping clients qualify for and retain public benefit assistance such as Veterans Aid & Attendance, Medicare, and MaineCare (Medicaid) for boarding or nursing home, or home care waiver assistance.
- Responding to the challenges created by long-term illness and disability and developing long-term care plans and care teams.
- Assisting clients with the evaluation of housing options, such as subsidized apartment housing, residential homes for the aged, and assisted living (boarding home) facilities.
- Guiding clients and responsible Agents through financial and health care decision-making through the use of durable powers of attorney.
- Developing plans for end-of-life decision-making through the use of advance directives.
- Helping clients manage the probate process and administer the disposition of estates.
- Developing estate planning documents such as Trusts and Wills.
- Assisting caregivers and providing guidance to family members who must assume the responsibility of becoming a decision maker for spouse, parent, or close relative.