Protection Through Planning
Adrianne assists families in preserving the assets they have and planning for long-term care. Whether your family is planning for the possibility of long-term care in the future, or whether your loved one needs long-term care now, Adrianne can help find solutions for your family to preserve those hard-earned assets and save for years to come.
Adrianne Is A Member of NAELA
Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with special needs.
Elder law and special needs planning includes helping such persons and their families with planning for incapacity and long-term care, Medicaid and Medicare coverage (including coverage of nursing home and home care), health and long-term care insurance, and health care decision-making. It also includes drafting of special needs and other trusts, the selection of long-term care providers, home care and nursing home problem solving, retiree health and income benefits, retirement housing, and fiduciary services or representation.
Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. NAELA's mission is to educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.
Elder Law focuses on the needs of the elderly, mostly during their lifetime, and ensures their estate planning, medical, and housing needs are addressed. Adrianne's Elder Law practice is centered around several key areas, including:
- Planning for long-term care, including how to pay for in-home health care, assisted living facilities or nursing home care
- Maintaining Medicaid eligibility once an inheritance or other money is received
- Utilizing Supplemental Needs Trusts as needed to preserve assets and protect Medicaid
- Establishing a Miller Trust (also known as a “QIT” or Qualified Income Trust) for Medicaid income eligibility
- Protecting the family home or farm from the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program (MERP)
- Drafting and preparing a Ladybird Deed or Transfer on Death Deed to avoid probate and avoid MERP
Ideally, I want to work with families so that elder members can ‘age in place’ for as long as possible as opposed to a nursing home or assisted living. If nursing home is a necessity, I want to ensure that all assets are preserved to the greatest extent allowed by the law.