My Dad always said “Put your nose to the grindstone – there’s no such thing as a free lunch” – so true, isn’t it? To have anything worthwhile, you need to work for it with a sharp eye on the future. When my awesome Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s we were all devastated – then the realization came that he didn’t believe in having a long term care policy because he believe Alzheimer’s would never happen to him.
Then horrible realization set in. The nursing home care Dad needed would cost $6,400 a month. How would Mom be able to pay that and be left with anything for her Golden Years? He couldn’t stay at home. As with about half of all Alzheimer’s sufferers, he had turned extremely violent. It was an impossible situation.
To qualify for Medicaid, Dad would need to have less than $2,000 in qualified assets. His entire Social Security check would go to Medicaid as well. All Mom would be left with was her Social Security, the house, a car and a lifetime lump sum of only $109,570 while she was still living.
How could she live on that?? Her real estate taxes alone are over $7,000 per year. Along with the need to pay for utilities, food, home repairs, et cetera, her situation was unworkable, adding to the scenario the fact that she had had one heart attack.
I put my nose to the grindstone and left no stone unturned. Through an elder law attorney, I found Cheryl. What a God Send!!! She was compassionate, very knowledgeable, reassuring and she had solutions to our dilemma. Mom would not lose her (and Dad’s) nest egg after all. Cheryl showed us how to protect the assets and still qualify for Medicaid. The sun shone again.
Leave no stone unturned, get in touch with Cheryl. You’ll be very glad you did.
Cheryl L. Fletcher has repeatedly displayed an unparalleled sensitivity to the unique needs of my elderly client, whose families face staggering long term care costs of $250,000 to $300,000 per year in Alaska. Her ability to provide them with the best possible Medicaid compliant annuities — often on short notice — is second to none. Most importantly, Cheryl continues to stand behind her products and services throughtout the Medicaid application process. One cannot place a value on the peace of mind this provides to my clients.
—James McMahon, Attorney
Medicaid Annuities & veterans benefits
Asset Preservation Strategies
"Cheryl Fletcher is a true maven in her field. Her dedication and focus to the task at hand makes anyone sit up and take notice. Dealing in the area of crisis requires the temperment of a leader yet with the tenderness of caring needed to give family aid. I have had the privilege to have worked with Cherly on various occasions, especially one involving my Father in Law. I am very blessed to have her in my life both as a strategic alliance and as a good friend."
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.
“When our mother’s health took a turn for the worse we needed to understand how we could best provide for her needs and make sure she received her appropriate Medicaid benefits. But researching and understanding the Medicaid policies proved a formidable task without expert help. From the moment we contacted Cheryl Fletcher she was able to explain complicated and sometimes changing policies and benefits, and steer us to the best solutions for our family. Cheryl is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and helpful, just the kind of expert help a family needs when important decisions need to be made.”
"Cheryl is the "goto" person in navigating the complex maze of Medi-Cal regulations, when you must come up with the best asset protection plan for clients. Cheryl goes that "extra mile" and is the only person I would call to protect my clients."
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert.
—Richard S., Attorney-