Resources

Macomb County Resources

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There is always so much going on in Macomb County. Concerts, festivals, food trucks, art shows, things to do with kids, museums, The Mall, Historical Village, Little Italy, fishing, river trips – the list goes on and on. In addition, with regards to estate planning and elder law, there are always different factors, questions and nuances of each case, not to mention the ever changing laws surrounding estates. When you have SSR Law Office on your side, you are never on your own. We’re here for you with resources, guides, free stuff and more – all aimed at helping you and yours get by. Explore our guides, browse our resources or come see us at one of the events we sponsor in Macomb County!


Macomb County Veterans Resource Guide

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In Eastern Michigan, there is a strong and interconnected community supporting the men and women who serve and have served our country. We believe veterans deserve our gratitude and support for their dedication and service. That’s why SSR Law Office has produced this Veterans Resource Guide.

The purpose of this guide is to provide information on nonprofit and governmental resources to retired or serving veterans and/or military personnel in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, Monroe, St. Clair, Lapeer, Livingston, Washtenaw, Genesee and surrounding counties. It is our intent that this information will empower and support the men and women who serve and have served our country.

Many organizations provide support to veterans. These services include housing, food programs, educational opportunities, counselling and legal help. We hope you find the following Veterans Resource Guide useful and comprehensive.


Guide to Moving into a Nursing Home

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In the United States approximately 1.6 million elderly and disabled persons receive care in one of 17,000 nursing homes. One in three Americans over the age of 65 will probably require nursing home care at some point. In Macomb County, Michigan, alone there are 54 nursing home facilities within 25 miles of Macomb.

There are so many nursing homes for a reason. The problem is being sure when it’s time to make the nursing home the permanent home. Sometimes this decision is made for us on a doctor’s recommendation where there are health or recovery concerns. But often the decision is an inch by inch one as caregiver burnout becomes more accentuated.

Our team hopes this guide on what to expect when moving your loved one into a nursing home will help.


Medicaid Checklists

What items do you need to take with you when you (and your spouse if you are married) go to file a Medicaid Application? We often see clients who do not understand what forms they need or forget important forms and then are not able to complete the application process. The following Medicaid Checklists should provide insight on what forms you will need. Download them for FREE!

Medicaid Checklist – Single

The following items are needed to file a Medicaid Application for a single individual.

Medicaid Checklist – Married

This checklist provides items which are needed to file a Medicaid Application for a married couple.

Medicaid Misconceptions

We meet with families on a regular basis who face long term care issues, but make decisions based upon incomplete understanding of the laws and rules concerning Medicaid. For example, while Medicaid is a federal program, it is administered on a state level and it’s the state laws which impact its administration.

Also, different rules apply for a single person and a married couple. We often find a family is making decision based upon the rules, but as they would relate to a person of a different marital status. This sheet will answer most of the common misconceptions about Medicaid benefits we encounter.