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.