special needs planning
Becoming a member of the trust allows your loved one to benefit from the extensive legal knowledge of our trustees. Together with any family, the trustees will generate a plan for your loved one's care which provides the highest possible quality of life with the available assets, while ensuring that those assets will never disqualify your loved one from receiving State benefits.
Pursuant to a precise Federal statute, assets held by Serenity's trustees are not countable assets for Social Security or Medicare/Medicaid purposes. Creditors or debt collectors cannot reach the assets held by trustees, even if your loved one owes them money. While the trustees may have the discretion to pay creditors, creditors cannot use judicial processes to force payment.
The spend down process is an inefficient way to ensure a loved one qualifies for benefits. The process can be complex and difficult, and errors can result in substantial penalty periods. Serenity's assets are automatically not-countable assets, thus no spend down is necessary. Serenity allows your loved one to use their assets and savings for the duration of their lifetime.
Serenity can pay for or contract for legal services, professional services such as tax review and accountant services, and real estate professionals if necessary.
medical supplies and equipment
Serenity can cover charges for medical supplies such as wipes, adult briefs, bedding, and antiseptics, as well as larger items such as medical mattresses and wheelchairs.
Semi-Private / private rooms
Serenity can upgrade a loved one's living environment to a private room at a residential or long term care facility.
One of the most popular services which Serenity covers is charges for sitters. A personal caregiver can bolster the services available at long term care facilities, and ensure constant attention for your loved one.
haircare and Therapy
Serenity can pay for beauticians and haircare providers, massage therapists, yoga, physical therapy, and many salon-style services.