Florida has long been a popular destination for retirees looking to live out their “golden years” in warm weather. Retirement in Florida, however, often comes with unique legal issues that require expert assistance. A Florida elder law attorney can help you—or a family member—in dealing with these challenges so that you can focus on enjoying your retirement.
Paying for Long-Term Care
Many Florida residents need full-time care either through a nursing home or an assisted living facility. Such care—which can cost thousands of dollars per month—is often beyond the budgets of most retirees. Government programs such as Medicaid and the Department of Veterans Affairs can assist low-income individuals with their long-term care needs, but these programs have complicated eligibility rules that must be strictly followed. A Florida elder law attorney can provide invaluable counsel in dealing with these agencies to help retirees to obtain benefits.