Orange County Medi-Cal Attorney

Are You or a Loved One Getting Older in Orange County And Looking To Preserve Assets To Avoid Being Wiped Out By Astronomical Health Care Costs And Want To Explore Your Life Planning Options?

Making sense of planning for Long Term Care Medi-Cal eligibility rules can be daunting, but Martha Patterson helps people navigate the system every day, and she fixes the problems of those who tried to do it themselves or with the help of others.

Martha Patterson has the legal knowledge to provide you with solutions to preserve your assets and help you qualify for Medi-Cal benefits as quickly as possible.

Gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re taking the steps that so many smart families have successfully used to protect their loved ones and their hard-earned savings.

Services We Provide

Medi-Cal Planning
Alzheimer’s / Dementia Care Planning
Hospice Visits
Nursing Home or Assisted Living Care Planning
In-Home Care Planning
Other Long Term Care Planning

Why Plan Now (and not tomorrow): 

  • Gives you time to find alternatives to pay for care, so you can preserve hard‐earned assets
  • Allows you to keep all or most of your assets, rather than making avoidable payments for care
  • To leave your loved ones what you’ve worked a lifetime for
  • Makes the most of Medi-Cal’s safe harbor provisions
  • Medi-Cal eligibility is very complex and the rules change frequently. Even simple errors can result in a denial of benefits. We can take care of this for you.
  • Ensure you have control over your future care and certain other decisions

Why Choose Geisler Patterson Law?

  • Proactive Approach – We help clients to prevent legal problems and mistakes before they happen.
  • Confidential Case Assessment – During your phone assessment, we will listen to you and help you determine your next steps.
  • Focused Legal Practice - Our firm has always concentrated on elder law, estate planning, asset protection, trust administration, long-term care plans, and closely related areas.
  • No Hidden Fees - Know the costs before starting (in most situations).
  • Experienced – In our many years in business, we've helped hundreds of families protect their legacy and plan for their future.
  • We Take Complex & Difficult Cases – This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what’s necessary, even in challenging situations.
  • Alignment with Family Value – We help you consider family dynamics that better ensure your values are carried on.
  • Highly Responsive - We strive for “freaky fast” returned client calls. No going dark or waiting days to hear back.
  • Client Education Focused - You'll get a clear & concise understanding of each step in the process. 
  • Trusted – Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. (There are fewer than 40 lawyers in California with this designation.)
  • Highly Reviewed & Rated – Superb rating by respected legal website Avvo, 5.0 review rating on Google. See some of our client reviews below.

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About Life Planning And Medi-Cal In California

Life planning encompasses many aspects of one’s life as they move into the “2nd half” of their lifetime. Much of the focus ends up being financial and healthcare-related. It includes Medi-Cal eligibility and planning, Alzheimer’s / dementia, in-home care, nursing or assisted living homes, hospice, and other long-term care. For business owners, it typically includes a plan for whether the business will be passed onto the next generation or sold. Those with significant assets can plan to avoid or minimize estate taxes while protecting their assets through the right trust(s).

Medi-Cal offers more comprehensive long‐term care coverage than the Medicare program, and because long‐term care costs are so high, many middle-class seniors rely on Medi-Cal to pay for their care. A common misconception about Medi-Cal is that you have to impoverish yourself and your family entirely before you can qualify for long‐term care coverage. This is simply not true.

When Should You Plan 

There are two categories for Medi-Cal Planning. They are crisis planning and pre‐need planning.

Crisis Planning

This is for people facing an imminent need for long‐term care of some kind, whether it be Alzheimer’s, nursing home, hospice, or other care. Because of the intensive nature of legal work involved, this type of planning tends to be more expensive than pre‐need planning.

Pre-Need Medi-Cal Planning 

The best way to plan for long‐term care is to do so well before the need arises. Beginning early enough allows you to take advantage of the five-year look‐back period, among other benefits.

Client Reviews – Geisler Patterson Law

Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Us & Their Experience:

“amazing attorney,” “Martha really cares for people and takes the time to talk to you, and she doesn't rush you off the phone,” “fantastic attorney that does everything she can for you,” “The knowledge that she has in elder law is so deep,” “I think what she is doing is outstanding we need more attorneys like this standing up for the Elderly & The Special Needs Community.,” “very responsive whenever I have called or emailed,” “attorneys are knowledgeable and helpful, going above and beyond,” “When it comes to elder law she really knows her stuff.” “staff is well-informed and professional,” “Excellent, thorough, and knowledgeable,” “very knowledgeable and was accessible whenever I had any questions” 

If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm, then contact us to see how we can help you and your family.

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Our Location

We help families both locally within or near the Orange County area and outside of California when they need to handle issues or an estate for a family member within the state.

Locally, clients come to us from Orange, Irvine, Los Angeles, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Lake Forest, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Ladera Ranch, Rancho Mission Viejo, Laguna Woods, Laguna Niguel, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, Seal Beach, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda, Chino Hills, and all of Orange County.

What To Do Now:

We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and achieve the peace of mind that comes with having everything done properly and efficiently. Since time is often critical to ensure the best result, contact us now by calling us for one-on-one assistance at (949) 749-6884 with your questions, a description of your situation, or to schedule a consultation. You may also simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office. You can expect a reply within one business day and often within hours the same day. All information is confidential.