3100 W. Burbank Blvd. Suite 201
Burbank, CA 91505

Phone: (818) 241-4238
Toll Free: (877) 537-8283
After Hours: (818) 371-1284
Fax: (818) 507-0785

Joseph McHugh, Esq.

Kathy McHugh
Legal Triage Director
Certified Senior Advisor

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Burbank Elder Law Attorney
Medi-CAL Long Term Care Planning Center

I am not Sick... Why Do I Need

“Failing to plan is planning to FAIL.” - Ben Franklin

LA LAW Elder Law Attorney, Joseph McHugh and his staff are dedicated to helping you pre-plan to control and protect your family assets & your life decisions, especially when facing long term care needs. Our staff has extensive experience in elder law issues and protecting family assets as our clients face aging and maybe need skilled nursing home care.

Currently California is the only state that allows gifting to reduce assets allowing an entire estate to be protected and qualifying for Medi-CAL nursing home care. Do not listen to anyone other than an experienced California Elder Law Attorney about how to qualify for Medi-Cal to help pay for nursing home care!! There are many legal thing that can be done just in case you need care in the future. So non-crisis planning is extremely important if you wish to protect your hard earned assets.

Non-Crisis Medi-CAL and Long Term Care Planning should be a focused personal task for anyone that is currently healthy, but wants to plan for the possibly of becoming incapacitated.

It is critical that you consider Medi-CAL planning NOW! The laws may changes once California adopts the Deficient Reduction Act (DRA will have hard-fast 60 month look back rules) and your options for moving assets will be eliminated or severely reduced! We are experts at making sure your assets are properly moved into an Irrevocable Trust… so Medi-Cal cannot count these as your assets for qualification and cannot count them for Estate Recovery. We currently can go under the look back periods with legal asset reallocation strategies.

Middle Class Families Can Qualify for Medi-CAL Long Term Care with proper Preplanning. If you are a baby-boomer and do not have long term care insurance, you need to call us for a free consultation to understand how to get help if your health fails and you need long term care! We are happy to explain your options!

This is critical for anyone that is currently healthy, but wants to plan for the possibly of becoming incapacitated with a Stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or other health problems that will need skilled care.

Paying private pay rates for a nursing home can easily eat up your entire life saving in a very short periods of time. Before you begin to see health problems creeping up on you, it is the perfect time to consult with an elder law attorney that specializes in Medi-CAL Asset Protection Irrevocable Trusts!

This is a particularly important for adult children to understand if they have healthy parents that are starting to show signs of aging. Planning for death is one thing, but more importantly, planning for a possibly need for long term care due to a car accident, advanced stages of memory loss and dementia, stroke or other health problem that required full time skilled nursing care is a critical issue that all senior citizens and their families should have a estate plan set up to help save the family home, retirement savings and other assets.

Medicare generally pays for the first 100 days and then if you do not have long term care insurance, private pay will be the main way to pay for care…

In Southern California, nursing homes average over $9,000 a month for custodial care and up to $40,000 a month for sub-acute care (generally requires Ventilator and Feeding Tubes). Once Medicare’s 100 days is ending, the nursing home requires a month in advance payment for an acute health crisis happens!

It would be a relief to call us and say…”HELP WE NEED TO APPLY FOR MEDI-CAL” and we have everything almost ready and within a few days file an application that we know will be approved! We help families everyday move assets so they can qualify for Medi-CAL Long Term Care.

Our staff has extensive experience in reviewing the specific family assets and concerns and then setting up an estate plan to help protect the family legacy. We have the ability and track record to help individuals and families to protect their assets, while legally managing their personal and financial affairs in the event of incapacity.

It is extremely important that you protect your family’s life saving and home as well as to have peace of mind that if something bad health-wise happens, you have a plan of action and an elder law firm to back you up to help pay for skilled nursing care.

We are proud to be a part of the complete solution to your family's crisis, not just the lawyers that create the legal documents. We understand the issues surrounding the care of aging loved ones and what it takes legally to meet your needs and goals, while giving your family the peace of mind that your loved ones are getting the best care possible in a complex and confusing situation.

Please contact our office for a free initial consultation with Joseph McHugh, a California Elder Law Attorney. Or you may wish to call our office or check our web site for the date of our next free public class or workshop to learn more about elder law and the legal ways you can stay in control of your assets and your life!

Joe McHugh is an experienced California Elder Law Attorney that is dedicated to informing the community of the Medi-CAL facts, while fighting the sources of misinformation and myths that surround senior care and paying for nursing home care issues. We have a mission to educate the public about protecting seniors with the law.

After a thorough review of the best strategies for your legal needs and our fees for the scope of work, we will structure a comprehensive legal plan created specifically to protect you and allow you to stay in control of your life and your money and stay on government benefit programs.

Our Law Firm is centrally located in Burbank (Southern California); however, our Elder Law Lawyer, Joe McHugh and his wife Kathy McHugh, Certified Senior Advisor serve many clients throughout the state and love an occasional road trip to help our clients, their family and friends. We are very proud of the many personal and professional referrals we receive from happy clients and colleagues. Please contact our office today to schedule a free 30 minute consultation on the phone or in our office.

Take advantage of a free phone consultation or appointment for a free 30 minute consultation to review your individual situation and determine if you would benefit from our experience and legal services.

Call us at: (818) 241-4238


We are highly experienced and caring law firm that has earned an excellent reputation as trusted California Estate Planning Attorneys, California Elder Law Lawyers, & California Special Needs Attorneys - serving clients throughout California and specifically in Los Angeles County in Asset Protection, Probate, Wills, Living Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Medi-Cal Asset Protection Irrevocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Medi-CAL Long Term Care Qualifications for clients with assets, protecting from Medi-Cal Estate Recovery and Disability Planning. Our staff is trained to communicate with you making you comfortable about our progress and while we expedite your legal matters. Our clients are individuals and families generally located in Burbank-Los Angeles or Southern California area. We have successfully represented and assisted clients in Central and Northern California, as well as helping individuals in cities throughout the United States that have family members living in the state of California, with their legal concerns. We are experienced in helping families with assets qualify or keep Medi-Cal benefits in California. We occasionally love a road trip to help clients out of the immediate Los Angeles area.


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