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Elder Law Attorneys in Rockford, IL

VA Pension, Medicaid, & Nursing Home Planning Services

Our reputable and experienced lawyers at Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC in Rockford, IL, can help with all of your elder law planning needs so that you and your family have peace of mind knowing you are prepared for the future.

Our elder law attorneys will gladly take the time to meet with you to discuss your questions and concerns regarding what you will need to live comfortably in the later stages of life. Our legal team in Rockford, IL, has extensive knowledge of the law and the resources to help clients resolve the following complex issues:

  • Senior Housing & Home Care
  • Long-Term Care
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Healthcare Documents
  • Medicaid

We know that emergencies can occur at any time and that circumstances can abruptly change. But with careful planning and counsel from a skilled elder law attorney at our firm, we can help protect your assets and ensure you have top-quality care during your senior years.

Our legal professionals are ready to help preserve your independence, dignity, and legal rights. Call (815) 335-9950 today to set up your free consultation.

Is There a Difference Between Medicare & Medicaid?

If your goal is to afford nursing home care for your golden years, then you need to start planning before your health declines. The potential costs of nursing home care are substantial, which is why clients in Rockford turn to us to help determine if they are eligible for Medicaid benefits to help pay for nursing home services.

People are often confused about the differences between Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare is a federal health insurance program that most people enroll in at the age of 65. Medicare doesn’t have financial qualification rules and covers:

  • In-Hospital Care
  • Extended Care After a Hospital Stay
  • Some Home Health Care Services
  • Hospice Services

Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that is subject to certain federal requirements. Each state in the country decides how it implements and manages its own Medicaid program. Medicaid eligibility is determined after an individual submits the proper application to the state. There are many Medicaid insurance programs available in Illinois, ranging from basic medical coverage to nursing home programs.

Our legal team proudly helps seniors and their families make tough decisions regarding long-term care planning. Since Medicaid eligibility depends on your income, you should consult with one of our elder law lawyers to draft a detailed plan to protect your hard-earned money and assets.

Contact us at (815) 335-9950 to schedule your free consultation with an elder law attorney.

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    He took the time to understand our goals and our family situation. He was friendly, thorough, and very knowledgeable.

    “What a great attorney! He explained everything to us in plain English, with no legal jargon. He took the time to understand our goals and our family situation. He was friendly, thorough, and very ...”

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

    “My husband and I needed a will and turned to Krause Donovan for their help after the firm had invited us to a "what is estate planning all" about dinner/meeting. Having a will was something we knew we ...”

    - Kris
    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.

    “I first met with Mr. Donovan this fall to discuss my estate planning. This is something a person dreads doing, but Nelson was very understanding and put me at ease from the introduction. He thoroughly ...”

    - Sherry
    They explain the process in terms that are easily understandable and always have your best interests in mind.

    “I highly recommend Kraus Donovan for all of your estate planning needs. They are thorough, knowledgeable, and very helpful. They explain the process in terms that are easily understandable and always ...”

    - Barbara
    He was able to guide us through this process with a thorough understanding of what decisions we needed to make to create clear directives for our family to follow if needed.

    “My husband and I went to Dan to help plan our estate. He and the folks at Krause Donovan were very professional, friendly, and efficient. Dan is fluent in what he practices. He was able to guide us ...”

    - Victoria
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