Medicaid, estate planning and Veterans Affairs benefits are all very important topics for seniors and their families to understand, but the amount information available can sometimes be overwhelming. The Orchard Assisted Living Memory Care in Katy is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of seniors, and the community is kicking off a free educational series to help older adults understand these complicated subjects.
On Tuesday, October 13, from noon-1:30 p.m., The Orchard will hold a Medicaid Estate Planning seminar with Wesley E. Wright of Wright Abshire, Attorneys, who focuses on estate planning and Medicaid planning and is a Certified Elder Law Attorney recognized as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers for the People by H Texas Magazine. On Tuesday, November 10, from noon-1:30 p.m., Lance McLain, Certified Elder Law Attorney, will provide a presentation about Veterans Aid Attendance.
Both events are free and open to the public and will take place at The Orchard Assisted Living Memory Care (24802 Kingsland Blvd. in Katy). The public can RSVP by calling Melanie Heathcock at 281-371-3000.
By hosting leading experts in the Houston area at the community, The Orchard will provide valuable insight into the necessary steps required to save money and plan for the future. In fact, veterans and their spouses can receive up to $2,000 a month in Veterans Affairs benefits to help with the cost of assisted living, yet many people do not know how to navigate the cumbersome application process.
“These kinds of events are extremely important. Oftentimes, seniors enter this stage in their lives and have no idea what they’re going to discover,” said attorney Wesley E. Wright. “It is critical for them to plan if they wish to preserve their assets for their spouse and/or their heirs. We help them plan financially for the possibility that they or a spouse will need additional long-term care. Many people think Medicare will pay for things that it simply doesn’t cover. Our number one priority is to help people understand that it’s never too early to start planning, and while it can be hard to think about, it is important to discuss big decisions and look toward the future.”
The staff members of The Orchard are enthusiastic about starting this educational series that can positively impact the lives of seniors in the area and their families. The community’s philosophy revolves around person-centered care, and these seminars will help address individual questions as well as collective concerns. The community is already starting to evaluate additional topics for the coming months, and everyone involved is looking forward to being an even greater resource to those who live in the area.
“Our goal is to provide fulfilling lives for our residents and be a true partner to families in Katy and around Houston,” said James A. Stroud, president of The Orchard Assisted Living Memory Care. “I know how complicated many big topics like Medicaid or Veterans Benefits can be, and I am personally excited about the upcoming informational series. If we can help alleviate stress that the seniors and their families are experiencing and answer questions for them, then it is a true win in my book.”
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