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Long-term care is necessary for a lot of people. But long-term care in Connecticut is expensive. VERY expensive.
You’ve likely heard horror stories of people losing their houses to pay for care. Or about nursing home costs being over $13,000 per month. What’s worse is the misinformed “advice” that is often heard through the proverbial grapevine:
“It’s OK to give away $15,000 per year”
“If your money is in a trust, it’s safe”
“You can just give your house to your kids”
These statements aren’t necessarily true! Long-term care planning MUST be done the right way. If it’s not, your assets might be at risk.
Come learn the truth from an experienced elder law attorney. You’ll walk away understanding how you can properly protect your life savings. You’ll also learn about Medicaid and how it can help you pay for long-term care costs. You’ll learn strategies to protect money if a crisis arises. Medicaid’s confusing rules, what it takes to apply, who can help you complete an application, and much more will be covered. Everyone who attends will receive an easy-to-understand Medicaid and planning for long-term care guidebook written by our attorneys.
Speaker Colleen Masse is Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri’s Special Needs Planning Department Chair. Her practice focuses on planning for both elders and persons with special needs of all ages. For seniors, Colleen crafts plans to preserve wealth, protect the well-being, and maximize public benefits. For her clients with disabilities, Colleen helps them use Special Needs Trusts to maintain and improve quality of life and protect money to afford the care they need for the long run. Colleen is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association Elder Law Section, the secretary of the North Central Area Agency on Aging, and a board member of the CT National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Colleen resides in West Hartford with her husband and sons. She’s an avid reader and has been spending years trying to teach herself the French language.