Notice: Due to COVID-19, we may schedule telephone and video consultations and are available via Zoom, Facetime, Skype, Messenger, and Teams. Weekend initial consultations are also available. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions!
Elder Law

Elder Law Attorney in Winter Park

Legal Representation for Seniors & Their Families

As we advance in age, the legal implications for our finances, health care, and long-term care come sharply come into focus. So too does our ability to manage these things on our own or with some level of assistance from someone else. When it comes to elder law issues such as these, our attorney at Richard A. Heller, P.A. can help.

We have more than 60 years of combined experience when it comes to helping members of the aging population with issues that uniquely or particularly affect them. To the same effect, we can also help families of senior citizens with these issues when they are looking after the welfare of their loved ones.

Our elder law attorney in Winter Park can address key issues affecting senior citizens, such as:

  • Long-term care matters, such as mapping out a payment regimen to afford assisted living, a nursing home, or hospice care
  • Neglect and abuse suffered in assisted living, a nursing home, or hospice care
  • Obtaining and maintaining government benefits such as Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare
  • Establishing powers of attorney or conservatorships

These are just a few of the most important legal issues that cannot be left unaddressed for senior citizens. Rest assured that we at Richard A. Heller, P.A. will work hard to help you or someone you love get what they need to live out their remaining years in comfort and peace.


For more information about what we can do for you, schedule a consultation with us by calling (407) 501-4052 or by filling out our online contact form.


Helping Clients Get the Long-Term Care They Need

Long-term care is one of the things most people don’t consider soon enough. For most people, picturing a time when they’d need a nursing home, assisted living, or hospice care is simply unimaginable; for others, it may just seem too far off in the future to worry about now.

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, however, Americans who turn 65 have a 70-percent chance of needing some form of long-term care in the future. It’s not inexpensive, either, as some nursing home arrangements can cost $7,000 per month or more.

If you are thinking about your immediate or potential need for long-term care, our elder law attorney in Winter Park can help. We can help you map your finances for the future and determine how much care and at what level you can comfortably afford. If you have a long-term care insurance policy, we can also facilitate your claim and deal with any challenges you may encounter from your insurance provider.

It’s not uncommon for aging seniors to not have enough savings to afford the long-term care they need, but have too to qualify for Medicare. We provide the legal advice and services you need to spend down your estate or place your assets into Medicare-approved trusts so that you can qualify for this important program and afford a nursing home.

Addressing Elder Abuse & Neglect

Nursing homes, hospice care, and assisted living arrangements, all place us or those we deeply care about in situations where nurses and caregivers have a level of authority or power over them. There’s a lot of trust that goes into ensuring that these people will do right by the ones in their care, but sadly this is not always the case.

Elder abuse and neglect can take on various forms, such as the following:

  • Physical Abuse: Any infliction of physical pain or suffering must immediately be addressed. Physical abuse can include the inappropriate use of prescription drugs or restraints to pacify or incapacitate a senior.
  • General Neglect: The nurse or caregiver is not performing the duties outlined in the senior’s care plan, or poorly doing so, in addition to failing to report necessary information regarding the senior’s care and condition.
  • Financial Abuse: This involves the exploitation of the elder’s financial resources or property, either by stealing or manipulating the senior into giving money and gifts or including the nurse or caregiver in a will.
  • Isolation: When the senior is prevented from seeing or communicating with others. This is typically used as a means of eventually inflicting financial abuse or preventing discovery of it.

If you have endured any of these, or suspect a loved one has, immediately seek legal assistance. Richard A. Heller, P.A.’s elder law attorney in Winter Park is a staunch advocate for our clients, and we’ll aggressively pursue valid claims involving elder abuse and neglect to get our clients what they deserve.

Do You Need Legal Assistance?

Richard A. Heller, P.A. can provide the legal support clients need when they are facing an issue involving elder law. Our attorneys have nearly 60 years of combined experience in providing people with the critical legal advice and services they needed and when they needed them the most.

We take a personalized approach to resolving our clients’ problems. This means learning as much about your situation, concerns, and goals as possible. We can then craft a customized legal strategy that takes all of this input into account and can help you achieve your goals or the best possible outcome.


For the legal assistance you need, turn to Richard A. Heller, P.A. Contact us online to learn more about how we can help.


Hear From Our Clients

Testimonials
  • “Mr. Heller and his staff were professional, courteous and very pleasant to work with. I never felt rushed or that I was bothering them or wasting their time. Mr. Heller walked us through the entire ...”

    - Roseanne Hunt
  • “Mr. Heller and his staff prepared our estate paper work with the utmost professionalism and expediency. Everyone at the office was extremely friendly and outgoing. Mr. Heller answered all of our ...”

    - H Corn
  • “Mr. Heller was a joy to work with. His professionalism and kindness were always present from the first meeting to the last. It was obvious at the Meeting of Creditors that the Bankruptcy Trustee ...”

    - Blanca Creel
  • “Mr. Heller and his office handled all our estate needs in a very professional manner. He answered all our questions in language that we could understand. Also made suggestions for consideration. Thank ...”

    - Harold and Ann McIntosh
  • “Extremely pleased with all the hard work, accurate legal advice and quick response to all questions and concerns. John Wallace had my best interest in mind at all times especially when I didn't know ...”

    - Mildred Ruiz
/

Why Our Clients Hire
Richard A. Heller, P.A.?

What You Can Expect With Us
  • Free Case Evaluations

    We offer free case evaluations to all prospective clients! Reach out to us today to schedule some time to speak with a seasoned attorney.

  • Flexible Payment Plans

    We do our best to accommodate our clients' financial situations by offering flexible payment plans.

  • Spanish Services Available

    Se habla español! We offer our services in both English and Spanish.

  • Experience

    With nearly 60 years of combined experience, our team of attorneys has the knowledge to handle your estate planning, family law, or bankruptcy matters with efficiency and skill.

Thousands of Wills & Trusts Handled by Our Experienced Attorney

Schedule a free case evaluation today!