Elder Law & Title XIX Attorneys Provide Knowledgeable Advice to clients throughout Connecticut
Experienced firm handles various issues affecting Connecticut seniors
Growing older presents a wide range of challenges and opportunities, and making the most out of one’s senior years requires thoughtful planning and the ability to make wise decisions at the proper time. At Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari, L.L.C., we are accomplished elder law attorneys who help Connecticut clients and their families handle the often difficult issues that arise as individuals’ physical and financial needs change. With offices in East Haven and Hamden, our firm offers a comprehensive range of services and advice, including assistance with medical benefits, estate planning, healthcare directives and nursing home concerns.
Dedicated lawyers take on issues affecting nursing home residents
Older Americans and their families rely on nursing homes to deliver proper care, but living in one of these facilities could lead to physical or financial hardship. Our attorneys are strong advocates for Connecticut seniors in matters relating to:
- Medicare and Medicaid — Long-term care is expensive, and many seniors, even those who choose to remain at home, need Medicare and/or Medicaid payments to make ends meet. We advise on what is included within coverage and also create trusts that can help elderly clients maintain their Medicaid eligibility.
- Nursing home negligence — Residents of nursing homes are vulnerable and might not be able to report when they are being neglected. If you suspect that an elderly person is suffering from malnutrition, dehydration, an injury caused by a fall, bedsores or another problem potentially linked to nursing home negligence, our lawyers will investigate what occurred and pursue compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering and other damages, if warranted.
- Nursing home and assisted living care — Contracts for assisted living services and nursing home care should be reviewed very closely. In both types of living situations, there could be fraud or undue influence used to harm the elderly person who is supposedly being cared for. Regardless of the specific circumstances, we can analyze the relevant agreement and take prompt action if a violation has occurred.
Whether a senior moves into an elder care facility or remains at home, we provide comprehensive counsel on all types of concerns, including access to community services, Title XIX applications and financial planning.
Reliable advisers assist with advance medical directives and living wills
In addition to wills, trusts and other devices used to protect and transfer assets, our estate planning lawyers draft advance medical directives and living wills for elderly clients. These documents protect seniors who want to direct what medical treatment is provided to them, even if they are unable to express their wishes at the time. A living will details the extraordinary medical interventions that someone wants, and doesn’t want, if their condition is terminal. Advance medical directives give people the ability to name someone to act as their agent in circumstances where they are incapacitated and unable to advocate for themselves.
Respected firm drafts power of attorney documents
At some point, many seniors might require assistance handling legal and financial matters. We work closely with clients to develop power of attorney documents that voluntarily transfer legal authority to a trusted family member or friend. These authorizations can be for a specific period of time, such as the length of someone’s surgery and recuperation process. Alternatively, one can establish a durable power of attorney that remains in effect whenever someone becomes incapacitated due to injury or illness. Our firm also handles guardianship and conservatorships for individuals who can no longer meet their personal needs or financial arrangements due to dementia,loss of mental function or other circumstances.
Contact an established Connecticut elder law attorney to schedule a consultation
Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari, L.L.C. handles a wide array of elder law matters for Connecticut clients and their families. We have offices in Hamden and East Haven. Please call 203-745-0942 or contact us online to make an appointment.