By estate planning attorney Rick Law. Rick is founder of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law in West Suburban Aurora, IL. LEL is a multi-generation law firm. Most people want to remain at home for as long as possible as they age. Some seniors living at home need help with activities of daily living. The problem is, the cost of hiring in-home help can add up quickly, and a nursing home or assisted living facility becomes the only option. Few people know about a special benefit within Medicaid law that allows some seniors to stay at home longer, qualify for assistance with Adult Day care, and even keep more money – all while still qualifying for benefits to pay for care! This benefit is called the Medicaid Community Care Program. Most people think that Medicaid will only pay if the senior is in a nursing home and is already impoverished. At Law Elder Law, we strive to give our clients the best possible outcome – and that includes helping them qualify for special programs like this. We work to ensure our clients are not left exceedingly impoverished, and receive the best care for their specific situation. The Illinois Department on Aging’s Community Care Program helps seniors who might otherwise need nursing home care to remain at home by providing help that the senior may need. This includes help within the home, as well as in the community. This program allows qualifying seniors to keep their independence, while providing cost-effective alternatives to a nursing home. In the next installment of my blog, you’ll learn about some of the powerful tools we use to protect Illinois families. Too many families needlessly lose everything they have. Don’t let that be you. If you need help paying the overwhelming cost of long term care, give our office a call at 800-310-3100. Your first consultation is absolutely free. We’ll let you know what steps you need to take, right now, to protect yourself and your family. Call now, because when you’re out of money, you’re out of options! Sincerely, Rick L. Law, Attorney, Estate Planner for Retirees. Rick was named the #1 Illinois elder law estate planning attorney by Leading Lawyer Magazine. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, AARP Magazine, TheStreet.com, and numerous newspapers and articles. Rick is the lead attorney for Law Elder Law, LLP, focusing in Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Nursing Home Solutions. His goal is to give retirees an informed edge when it comes to dealing with an uncertain future. Get flexible retirement strategies that work during good times and bad, plus information on how you can save your home and assets from being used to pay for long term care. Call 800-310-3100 for your free consultation now!