Life Care Planning

Life care planning refers to an increasingly popular elder-centric approach to the law that enables families to plan for challenges that all-too-often accompany aging. An interdisciplinary team works together to identify needs, current and future, and creates a plan to take on these challenges as they arise.

The Benefits of Life Care Planning

Ensure Appropriate Care

As the elder population booms, getting appropriate care becomes increasingly competitive. When the need for care arises, a decision needs to be made quickly— the last thing you need is to sift through an ever-growing list of caregivers and facilities who are looking to cash in on the spike in the elder population.

Resources are in Place

Many members of the elderly population are eligible for resources, both public and private, that could be of assistance in paying for medical issues as well as long-term care. This planning typically includes the steps that are required to qualify for this assistance; when you or your loved one needs it, you’ll be fully prepared.

Peace of Mind

You want to enjoy your life to the fullest while you can. Life care planners lets you do this with full peace of mind. You won’t be plagued by “what if’s”— “What if I or a loved one becomes suddenly ill?” “What if long term care is required— what will we do?” Instead, you’ll rest easy knowing that your needs will be met when the time comes.

Is Life Care Planning the Right Fit For Me and My Loved Ones?

If you’re not comfortable operating in “crisis mode,” life care planning is likely a great fit for your family. This kind of planning is all about planning ahead.

For most people, having a plan in place is comforting and provides a sense of security.  It doesn’t hurt to consult an elder care law expert who has experience with this specific planning and find out what solution best fits your needs.

How do you plan for end of life for a loved one in hospice or palliative care?

Some may believe thinking about the end of life is disrespectful, at best. However, planning is prudent and likely what our loved one wants us to do. This guide is designed to help you navigate these difficult times.

How Does Life Care Planning Work?

A life care plan is created by an interdisciplinary team consisting of an experienced elder care attorney, medical professionals, case managers, and patients and their families. After a comprehensive review of available medical records, this team will interview the patient and assess the home. Upon consulting the health care providers and researching specific care needs, the team considers relevant research literature and reviews medical costs.

The heart of any elder-centric law practice, a life care plan is an invaluable tool that defines, organizes, and prioritizes the many moving parts of an elder’s future care, whether it’s related to a long-term illness or simply a result of aging.

When there’s a life care plan in place, the moment care is required, the plan is put in motion. You or your loved one won’t be put into crisis mode— there’s no scrambling to find a solution, whether it’s the right fit or not.

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