As a senior, you can face complex legal problems, often different from legal issues you faced when you were younger. Preserving your assets, planning for future care, Medicaid planning and qualification, estate planning, and probate issues become far more complex as you age.
Elder law is more than simply planning to keep your money from the government by giving it to your kids. Rather, our main object at Kallio Law is to help ensure that you can maintain your standard of living and care for the rest of your life. If leaving a legacy for your heirs is important to you, we can make both goals a priority.
At Kallio Law, we start with a good estate plan, but we can also ensure that you have plans if you become incapacitated and can no longer make your health care or financial decisions. We can also help you plan if you or your spouse need to qualify for Medicaid, helping you preserve your assets while ensuring that you get quality care in a long-term nursing facility.
We help clients with many aspects of elder care law, including:
- Medicaid planning;
- Nursing home neglect and abuse cases;
- Estate planning;
- Administration and management of trusts and estates;
- Conservatorships and guardianships;
- Probate management and litigation;
- Elder abuse and fraud recovery;
- Health law;
- Age discrimination;
- Disability planning and insurance issues;
- Retirement benefits, including survivor and pension benefits;
- Incapacitation plans and powers of attorney; and
- Veterans benefits law.
Elderly Protective Services
While it's unfortunate, seniors are often the targets of physical, sexual, or financial abuse. If you or someone you love becomes a vulnerable target or abuse, Kallio Law can help. We represent clients in a wide range of cases involving neglect and abuse, and financial exploitation.
Elderly Protective Services is a Louisiana state agency that investigates allegations of elderly neglect and abuse. Everyone in the state is a mandatory reporter of suspected elder abuse. This obligation to report includes health care providers, nursing home staff, family members, clergy, bank tellers, home cleaning workers, and neighbors. If you aren't sure if abuse is happening, it's better to be safe than sorry. Contact Elderly Protective Services at 1-833-577-6532. For cases of possible nursing home abuse, contact the Ombudsman's Program at 1-866-632-0922.
If you aren't sure where to turn, contact Kallio Law. We can help legally protect you and your vulnerable family members.