Elder Law Through Life Care Planning
Experience Planning Beyond Legal Documents.
Elder Law works better when planning is holistic. Our Attorney and Elder Care Coordinator will work with you, be your care advocate and lift the weight from your shoulders.
Clients Come To Us With Questions
Who will care for my loved one if I’m not around?
How will I afford nursing home care?
How do I decide who will make decisions for me if I can’t make them for myself?
How do I know who to trust for care?
What happens when a family caregiver experiences burnout?
Do I have to spend my life savings to qualify for Medicaid?
I haven’t updated my will for 20 years, do I need it updated?
We Plan Across 3 Dimension of Aging
The legal dimension of Life Care Planning involves addressing your estate planning documents. If you have a current will, trust, power of attorney, or living will, we will review those documents with you to determine whether they still meet your needs. If your documents need updating or you don’t have some of these critical documents in place, we will draft them for you.
The care domain is where our clients see the greatest benefit of Life Care Planning over traditional elder law. This domain includes health care, family and social supports, home, and transportation. Our Elder Care Coordinator assesses the needs of you or your loved one to put a plan in place that allows our client to age in place (with the right assistance), or identify the best place for our client to live with appropriate care.
Seniors and their family members often worry about whether their financial resources will last to meet their lifetime care needs. They are usually unfamiliar with the cost of care and what assistance is may be available. We help ease these concerns by evaluating care needs, estimating care costs, and developing plans aimed at ensuring our clients always receive the care they need without having concerns about financial uncertainties.
The Life Care Planning Difference.
Life Care Planning is a holistic approach to legal and care management. Our primary goal is to enable our clients to have the highest quality of life while not out living their resources. We provide a clear written road map to help seniors and their families navigate the maze of care issues and options. We provide the legal guidance, support, and advice to safely stay out of nursing homes as long as possible.
Our Clients Experience:
The Life Care Plan places special emphasis on issues surrounding the people with ongoing care needs. Your plan is designed to ease your worries about finding, getting, and paying for the care you need.
Legal Assistance + Care Coordination
Our Elder Care Coordinator supports families by coordinating needed care and community services, as well as serving as the elder’s advocate. This lightens the load for family caregivers, improves our client’s qualify of life, and can even postpone the need for nursing home care for those living at home.
Flat Fee Billing
Life Care Plans, billed as a flat fee, include support, advocacy, legal documents, Medicaid/VA benefits planning, and more. Our Life Care Planning clients find value in having partners they know are looking out for their needs and easily within reach to assist.
How Your Life Care Plan Develops
After our intro phone call, we’ll send you a packet to fill out and return to us. Once we get that back, we will meet with our client and their family to discuss their care and estate planning needs.
Elder Care Coordinator Visit
Our Elder Care Coordinator visits our client or clients where they live to assess their abilities and needs. This assessmentis the most critical part of the planning process.
We go over our propsed plan, answer your questions, and execute any necessary documents. You leave with the peace of mind that you’ll have the care you need.
The typical Life Care Plan includes a year of access to our team and quarterly check-ins with our Elder Care Coordinator.
Who is a Life Care Planning Client?
Seniors, individuals or couples, who are struggling to live fully independently or already living with some assistance due to situations like:
- Heart attack or stroke
- Chronic illness
- Cognative decline
- Basic effects of aging
Individuals, of any age, who are disabled and unable to live independently without some level of care assistance. Somtimes these clients have:
- Chronic illnesses
- Special needs
- Traumatic brain injuries
The Life Care Plan Model
We Focus On Care Because We Care
The Life Care Plan is likely different from any other interaction you’ve had with another lawyer. Most lawyers deal in “transactions.” That means you pay a fee to the lawyer for a transaction: for example, the lawyer closes a real estate contract for you and you pay him a fee for the service. That’s a transaction, and once the transaction is completed, the legal representation ends.
By contrast, your Life Care Plan with us is a relationship. Although we do create documents for you, help you with accessing and advocating for good care, and represent you in making application for public benefits, those services form part of our relationship with you—but none of them in and of itself is the relationship.
Like any good relationship, you will get the most benefit out of your Life Care Plan relationship by communicating freely with us about your health care and long-term care needs.