Formerly known as Walk-In Wednesday, our newly expanded Walk-In Program now offers the same complementary review of your nursing home Admission Agreement (aka Fiscal Agent Agreement) every day of the week.
With Americans living longer than ever before, most seniors will find themselves in a nursing home at some point in their lives. Acknowledging that nursing home care is necessary, finding the right one, and determining how to pay for it are extremely stressful for every member of the family. To top it all off, the nursing home will require you to sign an Admission Agreement. This is a complex, binding contract that carries with it a host of responsibilities for the person who signs it.
There is so much anxiety when a loved one needs skilled nursing care. By the time you reach the nursing home stage, you may already feel drained from the unfamiliar obstacles you face. When you find a good placement for your loved one, you are so relieved that it is human nature to ignore the details of the contract you are asked to sign by the nursing home.
We also understand that placement can happen quickly, and waiting days or weeks to get an appointment with an elder law attorney to review and explain the agreement is just not an option. That’s why we’ve expanded our Walk-In Program, to offer the most timely opportunity for you to better understand the obligations created by signing the agreement.
Once you have the agreement in hand, simply stop by our office any day, Monday through Friday (during normal business hours), for your complementary/no-strings-attached review… No appointment needed.
Our goal is that you’ll leave with the peace of mind that comes from gaining a clearer understanding of what rights you have and what your responsibilities will be when you sign the agreement. We can also explain your options about how to pay for nursing home care.
In addition to your Admission/Fiscal Agent Agreement, and so that we may provide the best assessment of your circumstances, please bring the following items with you:
- Total approximate value of both retirement and non-retirement accounts
- Power of Attorney (POA), if resident has one
We welcome the opportunity to meet you in person and provide experienced legal counsel during this difficult time.