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Elder Law Attorneys in Oregon, WI

Helping Clients Plan for Medicaid & Nursing Home Expenses

The reliable legal team at Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC can assist with all of your elder law planning needs to make sure you and your family are prepared for the future. Elder law is an important area of estate planning that addresses your needs in the later stages of life. Our elder law attorneys in Oregon, WI help clients resolve complex issues regarding matters like senior housing and home care, long-term (or nursing home) care, guardianships, and health care documents, Medicare, and Medicaid.

We understand that emergencies can happen at any time and your circumstances can abruptly change. Careful planning, however, can help protect your assets and ensure you have top-quality care when you reach your senior years. More importantly, our legal professionals are equipped to preserve your independence, dignity, and legal rights.

Call (608) 344-5491 today to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our law office in Oregon.

What's the Difference Between Medicare & Medicaid?

Clients often come to our attorneys confused over the differences between Medicare and Medicaid. While their names might suggest they are similar, these two government programs are quite different.

Medicare is an entitlement program, a federal health insurance program in which most people enroll when they reach the age of 65. There are no financial qualification rules for this program. Medicare has two primary parts: Part A and Part B. Medicare Part A covers in-hospital care, extended care after a hospital stay, some home health care services, and hospice services. The rules for nursing home coverage are very strict and, in fact, Medicare pays for less than 9% of nursing home care in the United States.

Medicaid is a joint federal-state program and is subject to certain federal requirements. It is important to note that each state can choose how it implements and manages its own Medicaid program.

Medicaid is not an entitlement program like Medicare, but rather a form of state assistance. Medicaid eligibility is determined after the proper application is submitted to the state. There are many Medicaid insurance programs available in Wisconsin, from basic medical coverage to nursing home programs.

We proudly assist seniors and their families in making tough decisions regarding long-term care planning, including whether Medicaid eligibility may be an option. Because Medicaid eligibility depends on your income, you should consult with one of our talented elder law lawyers to devise a comprehensive plan to protect your hard-earned money.

Nursing Home Care Planning Services

If you want to live comfortably during your golden years, then you need to consider if paying for nursing home care will be part of your planning goals. However, it is important to start the planning process before your health declines. Clients often underestimate the potential costs of nursing home care, which is why you should speak to our legal team to discuss planning options for using Medicaid to pay for nursing home services. Get in touch with us today so our elder law attorneys can listen to your concerns and devise a nursing home plan that suits your financial priorities.

To request your free case consultation, call our firm at (608) 344-5491 to speak to a friendly elder law attorney.

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    Krause Donovan was wonderful...they asked all the right questions, were patient with our back and forth, and everything was wrapped up successfully.

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    Nelson was very understanding and put me at ease from the introduction. He thoroughly explained processes, answered all questions, took the time needed, and was detail-oriented.

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