Every day another family faces the uncertainties and complexities surrounding an aging family member.
Some are planning ahead. But many others are suddenly thrust into drawing up health care directives, power of attorney documents, wills or figuring out how to pay for expensive long-term care. And it’s all happening so fast.
For more than 10 years, Michelangelo Mortellaro has been relieving the stress of these families and providing guidance and solutions. He is a VA-accredited Elder Law Attorney and in Tampa, Fl who assists in Estate Planning and works to protect your home and assets, qualify for Medicaid and/or Veterans benefits, and establish a plan for those years ahead. Michelangelo is one of the few Tampa Bay area attorneys with a highly successful record of clients receiving approval for Medicaid and Veterans benefits at the same time. He appreciates the opportunity to guide individuals and families through the challenging maze of end-of-life decisions and issues.
“Very few people wake up with the opportunity to help people in a significant way. I get to do that every day I come to work,” Michelangelo says. “We love to meet people who are in crisis mode and say to them, ‘We’ll take the legal aspect of everything you’re dealing with and take it off your plate.’ We want you to leave here feeling like, ‘Oh my gosh, I feel so much better now.’”
Every month, Michelangelo is out in the community, speaking at assisted living facilities, nursing homes and rehab centers. He educates residents, families, veterans and staff members about the many resources for assistance. He serves on the Ethics Committee of Gulfside Regional Hospice and does Pro Bono work with the ALS Foundation and the Small ALF Coalition.