Elder Law

 Elder law is an increasingly important and highly specialized area of the law. It incorporates a wide range of practice areas, including Medicaid planning, long-term care planning, foundational estate planning, guardianships, veterans benefits planning and more. Our Indianapolis elder law lawyers have extensive experience in all of these areas.


Prepare Now to Avoid Crisis Later 

Almost three out of four people over the age of 65 will require long-term care at some point in their lives.
Nursing home care in Indiana averages $72,000 per year, and often it costs considerably more.
Most families exhaust their savings within a year or two of a family member moving into a nursing home. 

At Applegate and Dillman Elder Law, our Indianapolis elder law attorneys can create a plan in advance to protect your assets in the event you or a loved one requires care in the future. We can also help you cope financially and emotionally with what is known as a Medicaid planning crisis situation. 

Don’t lose all of your hard-earned assets to the steeply rising cost of long-term care. Contact us at your earliest convenience to discus your particular needs and concerns. We look forward to meeting you in person. 


Coping with a Medicaid Crisis Situation 

We define a Medicaid crisis as a situation where an individual has already entered a nursing home, or will be admitted to one soon, and has been informed that he or she has too many assets to qualify for assistance from Medicaid. If you or someone you love is facing a Medicaid crisis, you must understand that laws governing Medicaid eligibility are complicated and ever-changing. Information provided by friends, nursing home personnel, and even social workers is often outdated or simply incorrect. We understand these laws and can work to get you eligible for Medicaid assistance as quickly as possible. We can also help you explore various Medicaid waiver programs that can keep your loved ones out of a nursing home longer. Contact us today to discuss your particular situation.


Long-Term Care Planning in Indiana

 Contact us today to learn how we can protect your life savings in the event of incapacity and help you become eligible for Veterans benefits and/or Medicaid assistance without spending all of your money.