Do You Need Rehabilitation Following A Surgery Or Illness?
Are you completing physical therapy in a rehabilitation facility? Complications with a knee replacement could require months in a rehab facility. Is an elderly family member in a rehabilitation center? Costs can run as high as $15,000 per month and quickly drain family resources. Speak with Michelangelo Mortellaro, P.A. to find out if Medicaid benefits are available.
Medicaid covers the first 20 days of rehabilitation. The amount of time to apply for a continuation of benefits is limited. Timing is critical. Contact the Law Office of Michelangelo Mortellaro P.A., for more information at 813-367-1500.
Two Tracks Of Planning
The Law Office of Michelangelo Mortellaro P.A. helps elderly clients navigate Medicaid rules, avoiding common pitfalls in their estate plans and plan for a future that often includes long-term care. We will work with you to develop a proactive plan or address an immediate need.
The proactive track usually occurs more than five years before an individual needs long-term care. Tools are available to pool assets and place them in appropriate vehicles — such as an Irrevocable Medicaid Asset Protection Trust — so they are not reportable at the time of need. Careful planning is required. For instance, immediately spending down assets could pose a cash flow problem if the waiting list for an assisted living facility is several years long.
When a need is immediate, we will meet with you or your family to explain Medicaid eligibility requirements. After a review of your finances, we can discuss available options and help you apply for benefits.