As you can see from our website, the attorneys at Gaughan & Connealy are highly committed to educating their clients and the residents of Missouri and Kansas. We offer a comprehensive electronic library of special reports covering numerous estate planning and elder law issues. We also update our blog regularly in order to provide updates on the ever changing laws in this field. Finally, our free estate planning and elder law workshops are always a go-to source for information. Basically, it is our desire that Kansas and Missouri residents stay informed. Below, you will find several links to useful resources relating to Elder Law.
Senior Health Care Benefits for Missouri Residents
Medicare: Medicare covers a large portion of senior medical costs, but there are very specific guidelines for eligibility. To check if you are eligible take a look at the Medicare Eligibility Tool from www.medicare.gov. Additionally, be sure to utilize Missouri CLAIM (http://www.missouriclaim.org/) a service for Missouri Seniors that provides free Medicare advice and information.
Medicaid: Medicaid, a more income-based coverage, like Medicare, has stringent eligibility guidelines. For more information on these guidelines please visit this Missouri HealthNet Information page (http://covermissouri.org/docs/MedicaidBasics2011.pdf).
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: Assistance and resources for senior citizens in their search for health care.
Medicare: Information regarding Medicare, Medicare eligibility, etc.
Medicaid: Information regarding Medicaid, Medicaid eligibility, etc.
Financial Planning Resources for Missouri Residents
AARP Missouri: AARP provides information to retired people across the country, including financial guidance.
MOSAFE: MOSAFE is a program through the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services that works to combat financial exploitation of seniors across the state.
Missouri Home Care Resources
Missouri Alliance for Home Care: An association that advocates for seniors who receive home care or are searching for home care.
Missouri Council for In-Home Caring: An organization that provides in-home care for seniors and those with disabilities.
Missouri Housing Resources for Seniors
Missouri Long-Term Care Search: A searchable directory of long-term care facilities from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
US News Nursing Home Listing: A listing of top nursing homes in Missouri from US News.
Medicare Nursing Home Information: A great resource to help families during their search for a suitable nursing home.
Missouri Assisted Living Association: An association that works to better care for Missouri families who are interested in Assisted Living care.
Assisted Living Federation of America: Assisted Living Federation of America home page for all states.
Senior Health Care Benefits for Kansas Residents
Kansas Health Care Association: An agency that represents both for profit and not for profit senior care facilities.
Medicare: Information regarding Medicare and Medicare eligibility.
Medicaid: Information regarding Medicaid and Medicaid eligibility.
Medicare: Medicare covers a large portion of senior medical costs, but there are very specific guidelines for eligibility. To check if you are eligible take a look at the Medicare Eligibility Tool from www.medicare.gov.
Medicaid: Medicaid, a more income based coverage, like Medicare, has stringent eligibility guidelines. For more information on these guidelines please visit this Kansas Medicaid information page.
Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas: SHICK is a free program that offers Kansas senior citizens counseling and assistance in navigating their way through coverage plans. Visit their website for more information.
Financial Planning Resources for Kansas Residents
AARP Kansas: AARP provides information to retired people across the country, including financial guidance.
Kansas Home Care Resources
Kansas Home Care Association: An association that assists Kansas families and provides them resources in their search for home care.
South Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging: A list of services, including home care assistance, for residents of south central Kansas.
Kansas City Home Care: Home health care service in the Kansas City area.
Home Health Care Services of Western Kansas: Home health care service for Western Kansas.
Kansas Housing Resources for Seniors
Kansas Advocates for Better Care: An association that advocates for older Kansans who require long-term care.
Kansas Health Care Association: A listing of senior housing options in Kansas.
If you have questions regarding elder law, or any other estate planning matters, contact Gaughan & Connealy for a consultation either online or by calling us at (816) 974-3030. We are proud to serve both residents of Kansas and Missouri and would love to help you put a solid estate plan in place to protect those you love.