Whether your loved one is a spouse, parent or sibling, dealing with an aging family member can create guilt, anxiety, fear and many other feelings. The goal of Life Care Planning is to maintain and promote good health, well-being, safety and qualify of life for elders and their families.
Life care planning is a holistic approach to the practice of law that helps families respond to every challenge caused by chronic illness or disability of an elderly loved one. A life care plan defines, organizes, prioritizes and mobilizes every aspect of an elder’s care. In addition to traditional asset-focused elder law services such as estate planning, asset preservation and public benefits qualification, a Life Care Plan typically includes provisions for care coordination, family education, financial and health-care decision-making, care advocacy, crisis intervention, support and other services.
Have you ever asked yourself these questions?
- When should I get involved in my loved one’s care?
- What are the current diagnoses, prognoses and medical needs of my aging loved one?
- Is my loved one safe and well-cared for?
- At what point do we need to consider a move from home to a more secure environment?
- How do I find good care?
- How will that care be paid for?
- What is the estimated cost for my loved one’s current and future needs?
- What community and government resources may help pay for that care?
If so, it’s time to fill your loved-one’s current and future needs in a timely fashion, with a LIFE CARE PLAN. Every Life Care Plan is designed to achieve three primary objectives:
1. Appropriate Care: Whether at home or in a residential facility, ensuring that your loved one receives the care that best fits their current and future needs is the most important of all goals. This helps to maintain the quality of life that he or she desires and deserves.
2. Asset Protection Solutions: Finding the best solutions to the asset protection problem that is created by the high cost of quality long-term care. Helping you find resources to pay for the quality long-term care by working through the confusing maze of choices and programs to ensure that all of your loved one’s needs are met throughout their lifetime.
3. Peace of Mind: Providing the entire family with peace of mind that comes from knowing that the right choices have been made to ensure that their loved one is safe and well cared for.
If you are caught up in today’s hectic pace of living and cannot spend endless hours researching answers to the questions surrounding care for an aging loved one, you need the expertise of an Elder Law Attorney. Elders and their families get access to a wide variety of options for care as well as knowledgeable guidance from compassionate advisers who help them make the right choices about every aspect of their loved one’s well being.
At Martha C. Brown & Associates, your LIFE CARE PLAN is customized to fit your family’s specific needs and desires. It includes all necessary legal documents, consultations and other services, providing you with peace of mind today, tomorrow and for a lifetime. For your consultation, please call (314) 962-0186.