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Life Care Planning

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Respond with Confidence to the Challenges Created by Long Life, Chronic Illness, and Disability

Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Life Care Plan?

Older adults dealing with the effects of aging, chronic illness, or disability

Cognitively, emotionally, or developmentally disabled individuals of any age

Individuals of any age who have been permanently disabled due to accident or illness

What is Life Care Planning?

A Life Care Plan defines, organizes, prioritizes, and mobilizes every aspect of an older adult’s care. In addition to traditional asset-focused elder law services that help elders qualify for public benefits while preserving family wealth to the greatest extent possible, a Life Care Plan typically includes provisions for care coordination and other forms of family support. The goal of Life Care Planning is to promote and maintain the health, safety, well-being, and quality of life of elders.

What's included?

Legal Services


Every Life Care Plan includes legal services designed to protect the client's legal and financial interests and to provide for dependents and other family members now and in the future. Your Life Care Plan may include elder law, estate planning, Medicaid and VA benefits planning, asset protection, and advocacy services.

Care Coordination


Many families who need help protecting an elderly loved one's assets also need help finding and coordinating care. They need help with decision-making as the elder's condition progresses. That's why care coordination services are part of nearly every Life Care Plan we develop.

Client Advocacy


Older adults have a legal right to safe, effective, and patient-centered health care and long-term care. A Life Care Plan protects those rights. Our attorneys and elder care coordinators work together to provide advocacy services that empower family caregivers and protect quality of life for elders.

Medicare and Insurance Support


Medical bills, EOBs, and insurance forms can be intimidating. Every Life Care Plan includes support with MedicaidMedicare and insurance matters delivered by our in-house professional who has experience helping families resolve these important issues.

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Timing is Everything

The right time to develop a Life Care Plan is immediately after what we call a “trigger event,” that is, any event that leaves you concerned about your loved one's future.

Procrastination Can Be Costly

If you’re tempted to put off creating your Life Care Plan until your loved one can no longer live safely at home, odds are good that you’ll pay a steep price. Not only will you pay more for care arranged at the last minute, the emotional and physical toll on family caregivers will be great.


That's why Pre-Crisis Life Care Planning is so valuable.

Benefits for the Elder

Get the Right Care at the Right Time

Pay for Care Without Bankrupting the Family

Age with More Dignity & Independence

Increase the Chances of Aging in Familiar Surroundings

All Legal & Financial Affairs are in Order

Benefits for Family Caregivers

Avoid the Asset Protection Crisis & Last-Minute Decisions

Support and Guidance at Every Decision Point

Assistance with the Elder's Residential Transitions

Advocacy Services to Ensure Quality of Care/Quality of Life

Connect to Local Services & Resources

Take Your First Step Toward Peace of Mind

Contact Truhlsen Elder Care Law of Nebraska to get started on a Life Care Plan for your loved one. Call 402.426.8877 to schedule your confidential consultation.

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