Friday, February 28, 2014

MEDI-CAL IS ONE OF MANY ISSUES AN ELDER LAW ATTORNEY FOCUSES ON

Lynn A. Dean
Estate Planning Attorney
There are many issues that an Elder Law attorney will focus on, including estate planning, retirement planning, and planning to preserve wealth (tax planning).

Recently, Lynn Dean presented the intricacies of Medi-Cal planning to the South Placer Estate Planning Council at their February meeting. The Council is an interdisciplinary organization of professionals involved in estate planning.
  
Medi-Cal is a support program run by the State of California, Department of Health Care Services. A portion of the money comes from the federal government. The State of California gives money to each county, and the administration of the funds takes place at the county level. This program is called Medi-Caid in every state except California. There are four kinds of Medi-Cal to meet the needs of people who are
  • Low income, in need of food stamps and medical care
  • Disabled and need medical care
  •  Needing assistance to stay in their homes as they age, or if they become disabled (In Home Supportive Services- or IHSS)
  • Looking for long term care in a skilled nursing facility


The Law Office of Lynn A. Dean offers a comprehensive portfolio of Elder Law services, including: Probate, Conservatorships, Medi-Cal Planning and Irrevocable Trusts.