America’s population is aging. Today one in every seven people in the United States is over the age of 65, and that number is expected to double in the next 25 years. Of course there is much joy to be experienced as we celebrate having our elders in our lives, but there can also be challenges, especially as our loved ones’ physical needs expand. If you are facing the reality of a family member’s decreasing independence, the importance of full service life care planning with care coordinators becomes more and more apparent.
Full service life care planning provides you and your loved one with the answers you need and restores a sense of control. At Bratton Scott, our Life Care Planning Team will answer all of your questions, whether they’re about how to ensure that your family member maintains their independence, or the various options available for paying for long-term care. Our experience has taught us that families need a comprehensive approach that addresses both care coordination and legal services – it is only by addressing both of these issues in a life care plan that families are provided with true confidence. That’s why when you meet with us, you will not only work with an experienced elder care attorney, but also with a compassionate and knowledgeable social worker.
A full service life care plan will help you to address the following issues:
- Assessing your loved one’s current and future care needs and identifying the best option for their specific situation.
- Identifying the various funding resources available for your loved one’s care with an eye to maximizing the use of public funding and preserving private assets.
- Address a whole host of legal needs, including advanced directives, power of attorney, establishing trusts and creating a will.
- Creating an advocacy strategy that ensures that your loved one’s needs will be met and rights will be represented.
It is always difficult to accept that parents and other loved ones are no longer the healthy and vibrant individuals that they once were, and it is natural to procrastinate when it comes to taking difficult steps on their behalf. But if you are finding yourself feeling frustrated with your own lack of resources or patience, confronted with a difficult diagnosis that is forcing you to take rapid action, or uncertainty as to how to pay for long term care, then you can’t put off these decisions any longer. Contact Bratton Scott Attorneys at Law to set up a meeting with our compassionate care team. We will help you create a Life Care Plan that addresses all of your concerns and provides you with the peace of mind that you need.