Can you afford $5,000 or more per month for long-term care for yourself or a loved one? If this question causes you concern, you need to know about and understand the government benefits available to help pay for long-term care! Whether you or your loved one needs long-term care right now or might in the future in Arizona, this book is a must-read.
or over 20 years, I have practiced elder law and helped hundreds of families navigate through the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) and Veteran’s Administration Aid & Attendance Pension benefits programs while preserving millions in assets and achieving quality care for my clients. Unfortunately, I have seen first-hand poor outcomes when families try to navigate these programs themselves without adequate information, planning, or advocacy. The benefits and eligibility rules for these benefits programs are complex, the application process itself is more than daunting, and long-lasting urban myths and misinformation still abound. I wrote this down-to-earth book to serve as a resource for Arizonans looking for answers to their most common questions about ALTCS, VA Aid & Attendance Pension benefits, and more.
This Private Information Guide is intended to serve as one place to record your most important personal, legal, financial, and medical information, so it is at the fingertips of those you entrust to handle your medical and financial matters in case anything happens to you. Even if you have your estate planning documents in place, your trusted agent’s, personal representative’s or trustee’s job is made so much harder if information has not been organized.
Do not leave your family lost with no direction or information. This gift of information and organization will help to ensure continuity of your medical care and management of your financial matters in case you suffer a serious illness or injury, and allow for much easier and efficient administration of your affairs at end of life. We have designed this book to help you leave a legacy, and not a mess.