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Trigger Events

Nature’s Early Warning System

Storm Clouds
The Elder Care Journey Starts Here

Pay close attention to trigger events.

They're a sign to start planning for the future.

A Diagnosis


Chronic Conditions with No Cure

Alzheimer’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease


A Medical Emergency

Heart Attack



An Accident


Car Wreck

Fire in the Home

Mistake involving Medication

A Discovery

Your Loved One is...



Unable to Provide Self-Care due to Functional Limitations

The Primary Caregiver...

Suffers from Burnout

Gets Sick

I wish we’d started sooner.

We hear this from clients

all the time.

People have all kinds of reasons for putting off planning for an elderly loved one’s long-term care. There may be concerns about spending money. There may be resistance from the elder who mistakenly believes that planning means giving up control. Maybe family members can’t see the toll on the primary caregiver’s physical health.


But here's the reality...

The longer you wait, the more time you’ll waste reacting to one crisis after another.

The longer you wait, the harder it is on the family, especially the primary caregiver.

The longer you wait, the better the chance that the elder will end up in a nursing home, a place that almost no one wants to be.

The longer you wait, the fewer options you’ll have—and the most expensive those options will be.

Everything is harder—and more expensive—when you wait until the last minute. You and your loved one will have more of what you don’t want, and less of what you do.


Early Planning Makes All the Difference

When you start the planning process immediately after the trigger event, there’s more of what you do want and less of what you don’t. The Life Care Planning process is especially powerful at bringing about the results that everyone wants.

More Options

More Control

More Independence

More Resources

More Dignity

More Peace of Mind

Sidestep the Care Crisis.

Truhlsen Elder Care Law of Nebraska can show you how. Call 402.426.8877 to schedule your confidential consultation.

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