Elder Law Attorney in San Clemente, California

If you’re starting to think about senior care, you understand how overwhelming this time can be. Frustrating legal issues can threaten to overshadow the joy brought to us by those we cherish. As you seek to honor and protect those you love the most, an elder law attorney can work with you and the older adults in your life to address issues related to senior care, asset management, and more. 

Since 2000, I’ve been proud to serve clients and their families throughout Orange County, including San Clemente, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach. Schedule an appointment with me today to start finding solutions to elder law issues.

Healthcare & Long-Term Care

The legal aspects of end-of-life planning and long-term care planning can be complicated. It’s important to allow a compassionate advocate to guide you through key decisions affecting your loved ones.

Seeking Medi-Cal Benefits

Individuals and families generally utilize Medi-Cal to pay for long-term care or prepare for the need for a skilled nursing facility or rehabilitation center. It’s important to contact an attorney to walk you through the Medi-Cal process, as Medi-Cal is the only government program in California that will cover the cost of long-term care in a skilled care facility. It’s important to me that you have access to the benefits you currently need to care for those you love the most. I help individuals and families in Orange County seek to qualify for Medi-Cal, including restructuring your property holdings to qualify for long-term care coverage. 

The rules and regulations surrounding Medi-Cal are complex. Consult with me to get the process started. I am proud to offer accessible services to clients in Orange County, including San Clemente, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach.

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Assisted Living & Nursing Home Rights

Moving someone you love to a nursing home is stressful enough without having to worry about the legal details. During such a difficult and confusing time, it is important to make sound decisions—emotionally, physically, and financially. At Winsten Law Group, I work closely with my clients to help them understand their options and seek a path forward when it comes to assisted living. Nursing home residents possess specific rights under the law. California, in particular, has enacted an extensive set of such rights and laws. These include the right to certain standards of care, the right to be involved in treatment decisions, and others. As your elder law attorney, I will make sure you and your loved ones understand these rights and seek to uphold them. It’s common to have many questions when it comes to long-term residential care; I’ll make sure to be easily available to help you through these issues.

Guardianship Guidance in California

I offer guardianship services to individuals and families in Orange County and throughout California. As the process whereby a person seeks an appointment through the court to be the legal representative of another person, guardianship is not something to be taken lightly. In the event that someone becomes ill or incapacitated, the guardian will be responsible for overseeing key decisions regarding the person’s life and property. With proper planning in place, a trusted loved one can be appointed as a guardian. As seniors can far too often be victims of exploitation, completing the guardianship or conservatorship process adds a layer of protection for seniors and their loved ones.

How an Elder Law Attorney Can Help

Navigating the issues that arise as a result of age can be complicated. A knowledgeable elder law attorney can help you review your options and determine a path forward that best fits your needs. I’ve devoted my career to providing strategic legal services, detailed guidance, and pragmatic assistance to individuals and families throughout Southern California, including San Clemente, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach. In matters of senior care and elder law, I can:

  • Assess your situation and help you understand your options
  • Help you understand, qualify, and apply for nursing home Medicaid benefits
  • Create a customized plan for long-term care
  • Assist with drafting of living trusts and wills, long-term care, and special needs planning
  • Help you navigate the oftentimes mysterious legal and business issues involved in healthcare services and Medi-Cal planning
  • Intervene on behalf of your family if guardianship or conservatorship is required.

In these and other legal matters, my goal as your elder law attorney is to work carefully and compassionately to address your needs and concerns.

Elder Law Attorney Serving San Clemente, California

If you or your loved ones are starting to think about senior care, reach out to me. I provide experienced legal guidance and the assistance you need to navigate key decisions in elder law. I proudly serve clients throughout Orange County, including San Clemente, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach.