Montgomery is a city located within Hamilton County in the state of Ohio. Montgomery was first settled in 1796, but it did not become a thriving city until around the 1960s when it became a popular choice of residence for people who worked in Cincinnati but who wanted to be out of the hustle and bustle of the big downtown area. Today, there are many 19th century houses in this affluent community, which had a population of more than 10,250 people as of the most recent census.
The most recent census revealed that 19.9 percent of Montgomery residents were 65 or older. Seniors living within the community have the opportunity to take advantage of many programs designed to benefit and support them. Zimmer Law Firm can provide assistance to seniors in exploring their options for enhancing quality of life, maintaining community connections, and continuing to live independently. We can also provide assistance to seniors in Montgomery who want to plan for their futures.
If you want to find out about benefits available to you, get help qualifying for those benefits, and take advantage of the services our experienced legal team can provide in planning for your future, give us a call today. You can also read on to find out about some of the services in Montgomery that could be open to you as a senior.
Montgomery Senior Activities
The City of Montgomery, Ohio provides information on senior services. For example:
- The City of Montgomery Fire Department will do a home safety and fall prevention check for seniors so they can make accommodations in their homes to adjust to their changing needs.
- The Council on Aging, which is a Cincinnati-based organization, will provide help to Montgomery residents with transitioning from a hospital and nursing home; in-home care; and caregiver support.
- The Elderly Services Program: Residents of Hamilton County aged 60 and over can benefit from this program, which could include meals and nutrition, transportation, home modifications, and other help with activities of daily living.
Seniors can also visit the Blue Ash Community Recreation Center, which offers a variety of amenities including multiple gymnasiums, a 2-story fitness center, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and a game room. Membership is required, but seniors who choose to become members can benefit from all of the features offered at this Center, which was renovated from 2007 to 2009 to bring modern amenities to members of all ages.
Estate Planning Services for Montgomery Seniors
While maintaining an active community life is important for seniors, people who are getting older also need to make sure they are planning ahead for a day when they will no longer be able to continue to act on their own. It’s important to plan ahead both for what will happen after you pass on and for the end of your life. The estate planning process can help you to address both.
Making an estate plan is something that everyone should do, but it can be especially important for people who are getting older. When you make your plans, you should focus on more than just creating a will and taking steps to control your legacy. You also need to address other important issues, such as end-of-life issues and the protection of your assets.
Some of the resources that can help you to address these issues include:
- An Advanced Directives Packet from the Ohio Hospital Association. Advanced directives allow you to use a Living Will to provide your preferences in advance regarding the types of medical care you wish to receive or wish to decline in certain medical emergencies. Using advanced directives allows you to control your care even if you are not able to communicate at the time medical decisions are being made.
- A Guide to Living Trusts from the Ohio Bar Association: This guide provides a comprehensive overview of trust benefits, operation of a revocable living trust, and the ways in which trust administration differs from the probate process in Ohio.
- The Ohio Trust Code: The state of Ohio has passed laws related to the creation of trusts, as well as laws related to the administration of trusts. There are many legal rules that relate to how trusts must be written and what trust creators can use trusts to accomplish. Chapter 5801.01 of the Ohio Trust Code, the statute linked here, provides definitions of some of the key terms that trust creators, trustees and trust beneficiaries need to know, including a definition of “beneficiary,” “settlor” and “revocable trust.”
These online forms and online resources are just a guide that can provide you with insight into some of the kinds of forms you may wish to complete and some of the steps that you may wish to take to make your estate plan.
There is no substitute for getting proper legal advice when you create an estate plan since you could find yourself in a situation where you think you are protected by the plans that you put in place but you actually used the wrong legal tools or the legal documents that you created were not valid. Working with an experienced attorney at Zimmer Law Firm allows you to ensure that this does not happen because our legal team knows the ins-and-outs of creating a plan for your future.
Getting Help from a Montgomery Elder Law Attorney
A Montgomery elder law attorney at Zimmer Law Firm can provide you with the help you need to address all of the important issues that matter as you get older. Our firm can help you to find resources in your community that could improve your quality of life and we can help you to take steps to qualify for benefit programs like Medicaid that could make it possible for you to get care you need without spending your life savings.
We also help you to make an estate plan that gives you the control over your legacy that you desire and that provides you with the chance to protect your loved ones no matter what happens to you.
To find out more about the many services that our legal team can provide to you, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at 513.721.1513 to get personalized help with your plans if you live in or around the Montgomery area.