Workshop – Long-Term Care and Medicaid Pre-Planning

Thursday, April 25th 2024 – 4 pm

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Long-Term Care and Medicaid Pre-Planning  – Avoid the Limitations of Crisis Planning.

April 25th, 2024 – 4 pm

A workshop for Hammond Law Group and their Guests.

A large majority of our clients, like the rest of America’s aging population, will manage one or more chronic diseases at some point. Most will also need help with daily care in the process. Some will hire in-home care and others will move to care communities. Most families incorrectly think that Medicare will pay for this care. It does not. So for families without the right plan and resources to pay for long-term care, Medicaid becomes the only remaining option.

Because Medicaid is a needs based program, most professionals recommend a “spend down” of assets until eligibility. The problem is this can leave families literally in poverty. Often people will need to plan to become eligible for Medicaid in a short period of time. That’s called crisis planning.

There’s a better way to plan for Medicaid: Medicaid Pre-Planning.

This presentation will cover how Long-Term Care Medicaid works in Colorado. You will hear what someone needs in order to qualify for Medicaid – comparing a single individual to a married couple. Learn about Medicaid pre-planning options and how those can help a family protect their legacy and provide benefits for their long-term care. You will learn what options, if any, are available for Medicaid Crisis planning where people have not been able to pre-plan.

Also, learn about estate planning options for a beneficiary who is a Medicaid recipient and how Life Care Planning can help caregivers who are assisting loved ones who are or will need Medicaid and Medicaid Long-Term Care.

Don’t put your loved ones through significant financial surprises to pay for your care.


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Meet Your Guide: Whitney Hey

Whitney first became interested in law school when an interfamily conflict meant that a guardianship hearing was necessary for her grandmother, and she attended the hearing as moral support.  Whitney’s goal is to help make the estate planning process as easy as possible for her clients, so that they feel confident that their wishes will be handled appropriately.  Whitney graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2017 after completing the 2-Year Accelerated program. 

After law school Whitney passed the July 2017 bar exam and began her work as an associate attorney for The Moller Law Group LLC. which focused on family law, probate, and trust and estate planning. In 2020, when the firm was purchased by the Business Law Group and rebranded as the Family Law Group, P.C. Whitney continued to represent clients in Trust and Estate Law, Probate Law and Elder Law. She began working for Hammond Law Group in January 2023. 


Author Bio

Catherine Hammond is the CEO and founder of Hammond Law Group, a Colorado-based estate planning law firm she founded in 2005. With a strong focus on protecting families from the legal consequences of disability and death, she creates comprehensive estate plans that minimize taxes, costs, and government interference.

A native of Denver, Catherine completed her undergraduate studies at Coe College in Iowa, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law in 1993, concentrating on estate planning, tax, and mediation. Catherine is a member of various professional organizations, including WealthCounsel, ElderCounsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Colorado Springs Estate Planning Council, and the Purposeful Planning Institute. Beyond her legal expertise, Catherine provides transformational coaching to support clients and their families through life transitions.

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