Life Care Planning
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.
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.
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.
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.
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