Detroit Elder Law Attorney – One of our 500 experts available to help you with Elder Care Matters
Attorney Sanford (Sandy) J. Mall is the founder and senior partner of Mall Malisow & Cooney, P.C. – The Holistic ElderCare Special Needs & Estate Planning Law Firm located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Sandy is a past Chairperson of the Elder Law & Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is a nationally board certified as an elder law attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, a VA Accredited Attorney and is a member of NAELA’s Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP).
The Elder Law professionals of Mall Malisow & Cooney seek to help families develop a flexible plan for health care and asset management so the wishes of you or your elderly loved one are followed in every circumstance. We call this ElderCare℠ Legal Planning. A solid set of directives provide peace of mind to family members when difficult decisions must be made.
Getting the Help You Need
ElderCare Legal Planning has two primary goals:
- Quality of Life and Care
- Preserving and Protecting your Assets
Our experienced ElderCare Attorneys can explain how the use of Wills, Advance Directives, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney can provide legal assistance for providing for care while preserving assets. In addition, our ElderCare professionals can provide advice and assistance to family members or individuals who have been appointed by the Probate Court to act as Guardian and/or Conservator in the interests of a loved one.
Planning for Quality of Life and Care
A significant part of our holistic ElderCare Legal Planning focuses on a flexible plan for health care, so the wishes of you or your elderly loved one are followed in every circumstance. A solid set of directives provide peace of mind to family members when difficult quality of life decisions must be made.
An ElderCare Legal Plan defines, organizes, and prioritizes every aspect of your loved one’s care. The goal of Elder Care Planning is to promote and maintain the health, safety, well-being, and quality of life of your loved one. Every ElderCare Legal Plan is designed to achieve three primary objectives:
- Ensure appropriate care, whether at home or in a residential facility, to maintain the quality of life for your loved one
- Utilize public and private sources to help pay for long-term care while handling issues created by the high cost of care
- Ensure your loved ones are safe and enjoying appropriate care while preserving family resources
Preserving and Protecting Your Assets
Most of the costs for long term care are not covered by Medicare or private insurance. These costs can quickly erode the remaining assets of your loved one, denying them to other family members. If you would like to preserve some of your assets for later distribution to your heirs while also preparing for possible long term care costs, the ElderCare Attorneys of Mall Malisow & Cooney can help you design a plan unique to your needs.
Medicaid rules and tax restrictions for the elderly can be very confusing, and you need an experienced Attorney to help you sort through the legal jargon to find the most advantageous, legal solution to protect your assets. Our Attorneys are skilled in using various strategies to preserve your assets against the cost of long term care, whether done in advance or upon becoming ill and requiring care.
Sanford J. Mall, JD, CELA, CAP, VA Accredited Attorney, is an experienced Michigan Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney, and is the founder of the Elder Law Firm of Mall Malisow & Cooney located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Attorney Mall is a Member of the National ElderCare Matters Alliance, and is Featured in ElderCareMatters.com – America’s National Directory of Elder Care / Senior Care Resources to help families plan for and deal with the issues of Aging.