The Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A. Serving South Florida 305-932-2293
Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach Cnty.

Florida Medicaid Planning & Eligibility Help from an Experienced Asset Protection Lawyer

Florida Medicaid Benefits for Nursing Homes and Assisted Living, Long-term Care Planning in Miami, Broward, Palm Beach and all Florida Counties:

Asset Protection For People With Too Much Income or Assets to Qualify for Government Programs. Please call 305-932-2293 (Miami Dade) & 954-760-7077 (Broward) for more information.

For ten years we have successfully helped families preserve their assets and qualify for Florida Nursing Home Medicaid benefits and Assisted Living public benefits

"I understand the fear and panic that you can feel when your parent or spouse is faced with the possibility of high cost nursing home care or is diagnosed with a life threatening illness. My law firm can help protect your assets and qualify for government programs, whether your family member is already in a nursing home or planning to go into a nursing home or assisted living facility. It is never too late to start your Florida Medicaid and Asset Protection Plan, but it is important to hire an experienced Florida elder law attorney, Florida Medicaid and estate planning attorney."

Barbara Buxton, Esquire

What is Florida Nursing Home Medicaid

The Medicaid Institutionalized Care Program (ICP) is a government program that pays for much of the cost for individuals residing in nursing homes. The applicant must meet certain medical and financial criteria. The financial requirements are based on the "income cap" and "asset test" and are different for single people and for married people.

How We Can Help You

The Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A. focuses on long-term care planning, including Florida Medicaid benefits and Estate Planning techniques to assist you in qualifying for Medicaid benefits before you needlessly spend your life savings to pay for nursing home care. Although it is never too late to begin your long-term care planning, it is never too early either. We will customize a plan for your family using strategies that will preserve as much of your assets as is legally possible and qualify your loved one for Florida Nursing Home Medicaid or the Florida Long-term Care Diversion program. We will make the process simple and easy by always giving detailed explanations and updates, and promptly addressing your questions and concerns. By using all available techniques, we are able to obtain maximum monthly Florida Medicaid benefits for our clients.

In addition to helping you or your loved ones understand the various strategies and techniques used for Florida Medicaid qualification, we will also evaluate if other types of public benefits programs may be used as an alternative. Under current law, we can assist in legally rearranging the assets to make a married person eligible for Florida Medicaid almost immediately! With a single person, most of the assets can also be legally protected.

Our Florida Medicaid Services

  • Florida Medicaid Pre-Planning and Florida Medicaid Crisis Planning
  • Asset Protection from the cost of Florida nursing home care
  • Florida Medicaid Qualification, Medicaid Applications, Attendance at the Medicaid appointment
  • Nursing Home Planning
  • An Asset Transfer Plan
  • Utilization of exempt assets
  • Preparation of documents such as a Durable Power of Attorney, Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney, Last Will and Testament, Designation of Pre-Need Guardian, along with preparation and the funding of a Revocable Trust for your spouse
  • Preparation and instructions on the operation of a Qualified Income Trust if the applicant's income exceeds the "income cap."
  • Preparation and instructions on the operation of a Personal Service Contract
  • Advanced techniques if needed

It is never too early to plan your Florida Medicaid program qualification. Since the Florida Medicaid penalties for transfers begin the date of the transfer, it is possible to protect significant assets by planning early. In those cases where planning was not done and the person is already in a nursing home, assets can still be protected. However, planning early will allow the opportunity to save more assets. An elder law attorney can evaluate your situation, help you preserve assets, and avoid very costly mistakes.

Medicaid qualification rules in Florida can be very complicated. There are many alternatives and planning opportunities to utilize based on an individual's assets and the time frame for entering a nursing home. Before any action is taken, you should consult a qualified Florida elder law attorney who can explain the many asset protection strategies and the Florida Medicaid program.

We regularly work with the out-of-state children of Florida residents and look forward to speaking with you about your particular situation. Please also refer to the section Nursing Home Medicaid.

Do not let your life savings be spent on long-term care costs. Act now!

Please call our office at 305-932-2293 in the Miami area or 954-760-7077 in the Broward County-Fort Lauderdale area to discuss how our law firm can serve you. If you live in another area of Florida or Out-of-state, please email our office and we will promptly call you. Telephone appointments and Home and Hospital appointments are available.

Please ask about our office locations in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Our main office is conveniently located in Aventura, Florida, between Miami in Dade County and Fort Lauderdale in Broward County. The office is on Biscayne Boulevard between the Hallandale Beach Boulevard exit and the Ives Dairy Road exit off of I-95.

As a Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney and Florida Medicaid Benefits Lawyer, Barbara Buxton, Esquire, welcomes you to contact our office today if you or a family member needs legal assistance with Florida Nursing Home Medicaid benefits, Asset Protection, Elder Law, Florida Living Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney, Florida Wills and Trusts, Florida Medicaid Planning and Medicaid Eligibility, Veteran's Benefits, or other public benefits programs, and would like to schedule an appointment to have your situation evaluated.

We focus on Florida Nursing Home Medicaid benefits, Florida Medicaid benefits, Qualified Income Trusts and Elder Law in Miami Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County, however, we frequently assist clients in all Florida counties. Additionally, if you or a family member require an attorney for Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Palm Beach, Florida area probate, guardianship, wills and trusts or real estate transactions, the Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A. can provide those services as well.

Home and Hospital appointments are also limited to Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, including Aventura, Miami, Miami Beach, Ft Lauderdale, Hallandale, Hollywood, Weston, Plantation, Coconut Creek, Tamarac, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton and Delray Beach for Florida Medicaid Planning and Nursing Home Medicaid benefits, Florida Elder Law, Qualified Income Trusts, Estate Planning, Asset Protection planning, Special Needs Trusts, Florida Wills, Trusts, Estates, Powers of Attorney, Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Living Wills, Guardianships, Probate, Contract or Real Estate matters.

Florida Medicaid Planning and Elder Law Representation in South Florida

Miami-Dade County: Please call 305-932-2293 if you would like assistance with Florida elder law, nursing home Medicaid benefits, Florida Living Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney, Qualified Income Trust, Florida Medicaid benefits, Guardianships or Probate in Miami-Dade County, Florida. From within the Tri-county area our law firm represents clients from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. Miami-Dade County, Florida cities include: Aventura, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Golden Beach, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, Miami, Port of, Miami, South Beach , North Miami, North Miami Beach, Sunny Isles, Sunny Isles Beach and Surfside, Florida.

Broward County: Please call 954-760-7077 if you would like an attorney to assist you with Florida elder law, nursing home Medicaid benefits, Florida Wills and Trusts, Qualified Income Trust, Florida Medicaid benefits, Guardianships or Probate in Broward County, Florida. Broward County, Florida cities are: Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Ft Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderdale by the Sea, Margate, Miramar, Oakland Park, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Tamarac, Weston and Wilton Manors, Florida.

Palm Beach County: Please call 954-760-7077 or email if you would like a lawyer to assist you with Florida elder law, Estate Planning, Guardianships, nursing home Medicaid benefits, Qualified Income Trust, Florida Medicaid benefits or Probate in Palm Beach County, Florida or any Florida county. Palm Beach County, Florida is comprised of Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Highland Beach, Hypoluxo, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Lantana, Ocean Ridge, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, West Palm Beach, Florida.

If you or a family member needs an Aventura attorney, Probate Attorney Miami, Elder Law Attorney Miami, Florida Medicaid Attorney, Trusts and Estates Lawyer, Asset Protection planning, Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Real Estate Lawyer Miami, Miami Florida attorney or assistance with Nursing Home Medicaid benefits help, Guardianships, Preparation of Wills, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Inheritance, Trusts, Qualified Income Trusts, Special Needs Trust, Advance Directives or Powers of Attorney, please call 305-932-2293. We look forward to serving your legal needs.

If you or a family member needs a Florida Lawyer serving Broward County, Ft Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Weston, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Hallandale, Coconut Creek, Pompano Beach, Tamarac, Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, Florida, please call 954-760-7077 to find out how we can help you.

Aventura Corporate Center
20801 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 400
Miami, FL 33180

305-932-2293 Miami-Dade County
954-760-7077 Broward County