Asset Protection from Nursing Home Costs

Protect Your Assets from Nursing Home Costs

It’s scary how expensive nursing homes can be.

And it’s even scarier when you have more than one elderly family member to consider.

You just got the first nursing home bill. Yikes! Now what?
The average cost of a nursing home in Maryland is about $10,000 a month, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey 2019. After you receive the first nursing home bill, you might worry how your family will ever be able to afford this kind of ongoing care—especially if the Medicaid application is denied.

Monthly Nursing Home Costs in Maryland

Assuming an annual 3% inflation rate, the median cost of a private room in a Maryland nursing home will rise to $13,500 per month in the next ten years, according to Genworth.

No need to panic. It’s not too late to protect your assets.
The good news is that it’s never too late to plan. Our expertise is in protecting your family’s assets—even after your loved one has entered the nursing home. And even when you don’t know what the assets are.

Hire Medicaid experts.
Medicaid can make long-term care more affordable. However, Medicaid eligibility rules change constantly and are difficult to understand. A mistake could cost you tens of thousands of dollars, or more. That’s why you need an elder law attorney who specializes in Medicaid and nursing home asset protection. Don’t settle for an attorney who merely dabbles in it.

Get the nursing home contract reviewed first.
The nursing home might pressure you into signing the contract to let your parent into the facility. However, we strongly advise you to minimize your risks and have an elder law attorney review the contract first. If the Medicaid application is denied, the nursing home will want immediate payment. They’ll seek out whoever signed the contract.

Create an asset protection strategy.
There are many ways to protect assets. During an initial consultation, we strategize with you and come up with a written plan. We want to give you time to consider our recommendations, so you won’t need to make any decisions on that day.

Give us a call.
Trust us to help protect you from:

  • Needing to sell your parents’ assets to pay for their nursing home care
  • Being liable for all the nursing home bills yourself
  • Having your loved one become involuntarily discharged from the nursing home

If you’re feeling burdened by hefty nursing home expenses or overwhelmed with confusing Medicaid issues, then let us ease your mind. Call us at 410-296-8166 x292.