South Georgia Elder Law & Medicaid Planning Attorney

Most folks can’t afford long-term or nursing home care these days.

We help your loved one get the care they deserve without going broke.

Can you afford long-term care in Georgia?

You worked and saved to prepare for retirement. But if you need long-term care, your nest egg can be gone in a matter of months.

The cost of long-term care will be the biggest threat to your home and savings.

In Valdosta, the cost for a semi-private nursing home room is $8,551 per month. That’s $102,612 per year!

Most folks can’t afford that. Can you?

If this is a challenge you are facing, we are here to help you get the care you deserve without losing everything you worked hard for.

Contact us at (229) 207-0850 or click here to get started today.

We listen and learn from you.

Medicaid is the main source of help people use to afford long-term care in Georgia.

But Medicaid is tricky because most first-time applications are denied.

Why is Medicaid so hard to get?

It has a screening process.

There are two main reasons why Medicaid denies applications: 

  1. There’s too much in your name (money, cars, etc.)
  2. You’ve given away too much in the last five years (giving your house to your kids, providing cash gifts to grandchildren)


But that’s what we are here for! 

We can help you (or your elderly loved one) get approved the first time, saving you time – and your sanity. 

When you work with us, we will look over the following:

  • Your income and asset limits
  • What belongings you have that aren’t counted against you (non-countable assets)
  • Plan how to protect your retirement nest egg 
  • How gifting assets can affect your eligibility for Medicaid
  • Legal planning options to help you qualify without going broke

You can’t afford to wait if you need long-term care. 

The sooner we get you started on your Medicaid application, the sooner you can qualify and stop paying thousands of dollars per month out of pocket. 

Contact us at (229) 207-0850 or click here to get started today.

What if you found yourself in this situation?

Your mom – the strong one in the family – suddenly faces health problems that aren’t going away.

She’s forgetting things, getting confused, and after a bad fall, it’s clear she needs more help than you can give. Her doctor says it’s time for professional care. He recommends a nursing home.

You’re left with a big question mark. How much will the nursing home cost? And how will I pay for that?

You find out that Medicare (the government health insurance for adults over 65) won’t cover these costs for a long-term stay.

You’ve heard of Medicaid, but you’re scratching your head about whether your mom can get it and how to apply for it. And to make it even more complicated, you’re getting different answers from everyone you ask.

This is the tough spot we call Medicaid Crisis Planning.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to figure this out on your own.

Our friendly team at Hamilton Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm is ready to help you tackle these big challenges.

We’ll make a legal game plan, coordinate with your mom’s healthcare team, and support you to ensure that mom’s Medicaid application gets a thumbs up from the Georgia Department of Community Health.

Let us make this journey easier for you and your loved one. We can help you afford the quality of care they deserve.

No matter what stage of the process you are in, we’re here to guide you.

Contact us at (229) 207-0850 or click here to get started today.

Qualifying for Medicaid is frustrating.

There’s no clear step-by-step guide, and the rules are confusing.

It’s like trying to assemble a huge, intricate Lego set without the instructions. You might be able to make some progress, but chances are you’ll spend more time (and frustration) trying to figure it out than if you had a Lego expert guiding you. 

One slip-up with your Medicaid application, and suddenly you’re facing a bill of $8,500 – or more – every month for long-term care.

If you or someone you care about is already in a nursing home, you can’t afford to waste time trying to build this Lego set on your own. But you probably figured that out already. 

That’s where we step in. 

Our team can save you time, reduce your stress, and prevent unnecessary spending. Reach out to us to get started today.

How can pre-planning for Medicaid help me?

Pre-planning for Medicaid before you need care offers several key benefits that ensure the well-being of both you and your loved ones.

Here’s how it can help:

Protect your house

Medicaid planning can protect your house from Medicaid Recovery.

Provides for your spouse

Medicaid planning allows the healthier spouse to keep living at home.

Protects their inheritance.

Medicaid planning protects your children’s inheritance from nursing home costs.

Provides for you.

Medicaid planning gets your application approved the first time and gets you the care you need that much sooner.

Are you ready to stop worrying about long-term care costs?

This is what we do all day long. And we love it because it saves families money, time, and the agony of being denied help.

You deserve to receive the care you need! 

Whether you are planning for care in the future or you need help right now, we are here for you to guide you through the process of long-term care.

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