As you can see from our website, the attorneys at The Potter Law Firm are highly committed to educating their clients and the residents of Huntersville, as well as the state of North Carolina. We offer a comprehensive electronic library of special reports covering numerous estate planning and elder law issues. We also update our blog regularly in order to provide updates on the ever-changing laws in this field. Finally, our free estate planning and elder law seminars are always a go-to source for information. Basically, it is our desire that residents of Huntersville and all of North Carolina stay informed. Below, you will find several links to useful resources relating to Elder Law.
Senior Health Care Benefits for Huntersville Residents
Medicare: Medicare covers a large portion of senior medical costs, but there are very specific guidelines for eligibility. To check if you are eligible, take a look at the Medicare Eligibility Tool from www.medicare.gov. Additionally, be sure to check out HealthPlanOne which offers more than four Medicare plans to Huntersville residents.
Medicaid: Medicaid, a more income-based coverage, like Medicare, has stringent eligibility guidelines. For more information on these guidelines please visit the North Carolina Medicaid Division of Health Benefits.
Mecklenburg County, NC Seniors’ Assistance Programs
Mecklenburg County provides many valuable resources for seniors.
There are several Senior Nutrition Programs available for Huntersville seniors:
For Huntersville residents that need living assistance, the following programs are available:
Huntersville seniors who need financial assistance may be able to benefit from some of these resources:
Protection from abuse and fraud
The unfortunate reality is that adults are often abused, either physically or mentally by others. The abuse is not always intentional, but it does happen. If you or a loved one is experiencing such abuse, there are resources available to help you. The Office of Compliance and Program Integrity is another resource which is responsible for planning, developing, and directing agency efforts to identify and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicaid program.
Various other forms of assistance
Medical Transportation services are provided for non-emergency transportation. Personal Care services are available for individuals 18 and older with functional loss of two or more limbs and who have the ability to hire and supervise an attendant. Also, individuals age 55 and older who are below 125 percent of the federal poverty level and who need training, subsidized employment and help with job placement, can receive assistance through the Senior Community Service Employment Program.
How can a Huntersville elder law attorney help you?
Attorneys can focus on particular practice areas just as physicians do. In fact, there are so many different types of attorneys in different legal fields that some clients are not even aware of the availability of elder law attorneys. A Huntersville elder law attorney mainly handles legal matters relating to seniors or the aging community. This can include estate planning, retirement planning, nursing home, and Medicaid issues.
A Huntersville elder law attorney has training and experience in elder care issues
Elder law attorneys receive training and knowledge in the relevant legal issues that seniors regularly face, which makes them better able to understand and meet the needs of their elder clients and their families. Elder law attorneys are also proficient at anticipating potential problems facing seniors. Basically, the practice of elder law requires legal advocacy, education, counseling and future planning.
Familiarity with the legal issues facing seniors today
One talent an elder law attorney should have is creating and maintaining a working knowledge of the common issues facing seniors in our society. With that comes the ability to wade through the common misconceptions regarding aging and competency.
An elder law attorney needs to know how to identify the actual challenges seniors face, whether physical or mental, and balance those challenges with the need for freedom and autonomy. It is important for these attorneys to stay current on the laws that may affect our aging population. It is equally important to maintain connections with the various other professionals who routinely provide services to seniors. The practice of elder law goes beyond drafting legal documents.
If you have questions regarding elder law matters, please contact the experienced attorneys at The Potter Law Firm for a consultation. You can contact us either online or by calling us at (704) 944-3245 (Huntersville, NC or Charlotte, NC) or for individuals in Kentucky at (606) 324-5516 (Ashland, KY) or at (859) 372-6655 (Florence, KY).